LA BioMed Researchers Honored For their Excellence in Clinical and Classroom Teaching – Drs. Carol Berkowitz and Mallory D. Witt Receive Dadone Award

LOS ANGELES – (May 28, 2013) – Carol Berkowitz, MD, and Mallory D. Witt, MD, lead researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), received the Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award in Honor of Saleh Salehmoghaddam, M.D., a peer-reviewed recognition of their “outstanding dedication, innovation, and sustained excellence in clinical and classroom teaching,” according to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, which presented the awards.

LA BioMed Researchers Receive $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Drs. Arnold Bayer, Yan Qiong Xiong and Soo-Jin Yang, Faculty principal investigators in LA BioMed’s Division of Infectious Diseases, have recently been awarded three extramural grants for their collaborating programs in the study of Staphylococcus aureus infections, most specifically Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Dr. Bayer’s $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) represents continued funding for years 15-19 of this RO1-funded project, while Dr.

Dr. Rubén D. Flores-Saaib Joins LA BioMed As Assistant Vice President for Business Development

LOS ANGELES – (May 23, 2013) – Rubén D. Flores-Saaib, PhD, an experienced professional in the biomedical development field, recently joined the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) as the assistant vice president for business development, a newly created position to maximize the potential of intellectual property generated by the institute’s 100 investigators.

Six-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack and Death With Progressive Coronary Artery Calcium Buildup Study Suggests More Frequent Monitoring Could Save Lives

LOS ANGELES – (May 2, 2013) – Patients with increasing accumulations of coronary artery calcium were more than six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or die from heart disease than patients who didn’t have increasing accumulations, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

LA BioMed Honors Legends and Celebrates Life-saving Therapy – Event Recognized Drs. David Heber and Ronald J. Nelson

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) honored two of its legendary physician-researchers Wednesday night and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the federal approval of a life-saving therapy developed at the institute.

Guests at the 10th Annual Legends event at Palos Verdes Golf Club celebrated the lives and legacies of David Heber, MD, PhD, and Ronald J. Nelson, MD, both of whom remembered fondly their early years at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Christina Wang Recognized for Being On the “Front Line” of Andrology

The American Society for Andrology (ASA) presented its highest honor, The Distinguished Andrologist Award for 2013, to Christina Wang, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) lead researcher who specializes in the study of male reproductive health and disease.

The organization dedicated to the study of male reproduction presented the award to Dr. Wang during its annual meeting April 13 in San Antonio, TX.

Estrogen May Relieve Post-menopausal Joint Pain New Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative

LOS ANGELES – (March 20, 2013) – Post-menopausal women, who often suffer from joint pain, could find some long-term relief by taking estrogen-only medication, according to a new study based on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) that was released online today by the journal, Menopause.

LA BioMed Physician-Researchers Honored as Top Doctors in U.S. and Southern California Their Clinical Expertise Enhances Research and Ensures Patients Benefit from Discoveries

LOS ANGELES – (March. 13, 2013) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) announced today that 33 of its physician-researchers rank among America’s Top Doctors and/or among Southern California Super Doctors. The two honors are presented annually, and they are based on recommendations from other physicians and health care professions.

LA BioMed Researchers Identify “Smoking Gun” For Environmental Exposures to Affect Future Generations Grandmother’s Cigarette Habit Could be the Cause of Grandchild’s Asthma

LOS ANGELES – (March. 4, 2013) – Grandmother’s cigarette smoking could be responsible for her grandchild’s asthma, and the recent discovery of this multi-generational transmission of disease suggests the environmental factors experienced today could determine the health of family members for generations to come, two Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researchers write in the March edition of Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

New LA BioMed Research Identifies Effective Treatment For Common Gynecological Problem Study Findings Could Help Women Suffering from Excessive Uterine Bleeding

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 14, 2013) – New research from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) found a progestogen-only treatment halted bleeding in women suffering from extremely heavy periods, according to the study published online by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.