LA BioMed Spirit of Innovation Gala 2019

April 11, 2019 5:30 - 9:30 pm

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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In dozens of laboratories throughout the LA BioMed campus, researchers are working to unravel the mysteries of heart and kidney disease, cardiac complications in newborns, chronic lung disease, skin cancer, sickle cell disease, disorders of the autoimmune system, and more.

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About LA BioMed

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) is a 501(c)3 independent non-profit biomedical research organization that was founded in 1952. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total - MD's, MD/PhD's, and PhD's - working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including: grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.

By the Numbers

  • 100+ internationally recognized research groups
  • 600 ongoing research projects
  • 150 grants from federal sources (NIH and DoD) support our researchers
  • 500+ peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical and scientific journals annually
  • 200 patents and 15 new filings annually
  • 11 companies spun off in the past 10 years to bring LA BioMed discoveries to the bedside

Just the Facts

  • LA BioMed is one of the foremost independent, non-profit research institutes in the U.S.
  • You have likely benefited at some point in your life from an LA BioMed innovation.
    • We developed the training for (and coined the term) "Paramedics"
    • The profession of Nurse Practitioner had its beginning on our campus
  • We have generated new paradigms, diagnostics, therapies, and devices, in use all over the world.
  • We take on the challenge of devising treatments for debilitating and fatal rare inherited diseases.

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