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The Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute conducts biomedical research, provides education and training of scientists, and provides a variety of community services such as nutritional assistance, childhood immunization, anti-violence programs and various disease education initiatives.
LA BioMed is located in Los Angeles County on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. LA BioMed is a freestanding, not-for-profit biomedical research, training and service organization. It is an affiliate of both the UCLA School of Medicine and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and has an annual budget of $58 million.
LA BioMed has a faculty of nearly 250 investigators and a total employment of 1,000 full and part-time people. The Institute traces its roots back to 1952, when researchers and physicians joined forces with the UCLA School of Medicine on the campus of what was then known as Harbor General Hospital to conduct a handful of research studies. Today, nearly 1,000 research projects and clinical trials are being conducted at LA BioMed, advancing scientific understanding in order to improve medical outcomes and promote innovation in such areas as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, vaccine research, autoimmune disorders, inherited disorders, male contraception, developmental disorders, various aspects of women's health, and pediatric health problems. The Institute is also well-known for its training of scientists and physician-scientists and a variety of community service functions.
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