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Child Health Research Program


Harbor-UCLA is not only a Los Angeles County hospital, but one of the major academic hospitals of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Harbor UCLA is also affiliated with the the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). LA BioMed is one of the most prominent independent research institutions in the United States. In addition, LA Biomed and Harbor-UCLA are part of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science
Institute (CTSI). 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 to improve health in Los Angeles County.

Therapeutic Development Network
The Therapeutic Development Network is a group of Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics faculty and researchers who are dedicated to a common goal: turning scientific discovery into real-world therapies for children. By collaborating, exchanging ideas and sharing resources, the TDN creates a streamlined path from bench to bedside.

The development of drugs, devices and other treatments for children lags far behind the development of treatments for adults. Because of this gap, many childhood disease go untreated or are poorly treated using interventions developed for adults. The Therapeutic Development Network promotes the establishment of collaborations among researchers to accelerate the development of treatments for children.

We are network of investigators who are dedicated to the development and testing of new treatments for children. By collaborating and sharing resources, we strive to make a greater impact on childhood illnesses. By working together as a collaborative team.

Health Studies Network
The Health Studies Network is dedicated to promoting and improving the health and well-being of children and their families. In partnership with the community, the Health Studies Network conducts innovative health outcomes research and provides educational outreach programs to the richly diverse population we serve. Collectively, the Network utilizes education, research, and advocacy to implement and assess novel strategies to reduce health disparities and barriers to healthy lifestyles.

Patricia Dickson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Chief, Medical Genetics

Lynne Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Perinatal Clinical Research Center

Program Coordinator
Lucinda S. Santos, MHA
lsabo@labiomed.org
(310) 222-8185