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Four legendary LA BioMed physician-researchers honored
Date:4/27/2009

LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2009) In recognition of their distinguished contributions to science, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) will honor four of its legendary physician-scientists at its sixth annual "Legends" dinner celebration May 12 at Trump National Golf Club.

John R. Benfield, MD, David S. Cannom, MD, Larry J. Shapiro, MD, and Mark A. Sperling, MD, will be honored for their internationally recognized contributions to their fields through research and innovative clinical practice, as well as their significant contributions to LA BioMed. All are alumni of LA BioMed, one of the nation's largest independent nonprofit biomedical research institutes.

Gail V. Anderson, Jr., MD, MBA, will serve as master of ceremonies. Dr. Anderson is the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, associate dean for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the LA BioMed Board of Directors.

"Legends 2009 will be a wonderful celebration of LA BioMed's internationally recognized alumni," said LA BioMed President and CEO Carole Wagner Vallianos Esq. "Drs. Benfield, Cannom, Shapiro and Sterling contributed greatly to the advancement of medicine and science through their research, their training of others and their treatment of patients. LA BioMed is honored to count each of these exceptional physicians among its alumni."

The winner of the Liu Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Patty Liu, also will be announced during the dinner. Kevin Bruhn, PhD, Maie St. John, MD, PhD, Atman Shah, MD, and Jennifer Yee, MD, are the nominees for the $10,000 award that seeks to nurture excellence and provide support for an outstanding young scientist conducting research on LA BioMed's campus.

The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and ceremony at 7:30 p.m. For more information and for tickets, please contact Lisa Bosnich in the Office of
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Contact: Laura Mecoy
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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
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