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Many faculty members actively engage in research projects. Harbor-UCLA is affiliated with the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (La BioMed), an on-campus organization that is one of the most prominent independent research institutions in the country. Supporting over 150 investigators, LA BioMed provides the funding and the infrastructure for clinical research programs.

LA Biomed and Harbor-UCLA are also part of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Many investigators participate in the CTSI, which includes inpatient and outpatient facilities that were formerly part of the General Clinical Research Center and Perinatal Clinical Research Center. With the mission of creating a borderless clinical and translational research institute that brings UCLA innovations and resources to bear on the greatest health needs of Los Angeles, the CTSI is an academic-clinical-community partnership designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs.

Published Papers

Dr. Kent Taylor et all: Trans-Ethnic Meta-Analysis Identifies Common and Rare Variants Associated with Hepatocyte Growth Factor Levels in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Ann Hum Genet. 2015 May 22. doi: 10.1111/ahg.12119. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25998175.

Dr. Kent Taylor et all: Meta-analysis of 65,734 individuals identifies TSPAN15 and SLC44A2 as two susceptibility loci for venous thromboembolism. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Apr 2;96(4):532-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.01.019. Epub 2015 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 25772935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4385184.

Dr. Kent Taylor et all: Variation in PPARG is associated with longitudinal change in insulin resistance in Mexican Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar;100(3):1187-95. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-3246. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 25584717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4333029.

Drs. László G. Boros and Gábor Somlyai: Compartmentalized NADPH Synthesis, Intramolecular Deuterium Disequilibrium and Water Pools of Mammalian Cells. Molecular Cell

Dr. John Torday: A Central Theory of Biology. Med Hypotheses. 2015 Apr 4. pii:
S0306-9877(15)00134-6.

Dr. John Torday: “A Central Theory of Biology”. Evolutionary Medicine Course. UCLA, April 30, 2015

Off-campus Talks/Presentations

Dr. Kenneth Zangwill: UCLA Family Practice Refresher Course, Century City Plaza Hotel: Vaccines and You: Patients, Politics, and Perseverance
Glendale Adventist Medical Center: Infection Prevention in 2015: What do you Really Need to Know?

Dr. Yang Lu et all: Variation in Demand Response to FDA Safety Alerts. Poster presentation at the 20th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 18, 2015.

Dr. Yang Lu et all: The Impact of FDA Safety Warnings on Use of Thiazolidinediones among Medicare Beneficiaries. Platform presentation at the 20th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 18, 2015.

Updated: 7/6/2015

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Daune B. Thorington
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daunet@labiomed.org