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

he Division of Medical Genetics in 1975. He served as the director of the Genetic Metabolic Laboratory and later became chief of the Division of Medical Genetics. During his years at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Shapiro was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Dr. Shapiro is a member of many professional societies and has served as president of the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Board of Medical Genetics, the Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, the Western Society for Pediatric Research, the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Shapiro is married to Carol-Ann Uetake and lives in St. Louis.

Dr. Sperling

Dr. Sperling is professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine and a member of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

From 1970-78, he served as assistant and associate professor of pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the last three years as chief of pediatric endocrinology. He moved to Cincinnati Children's Medical Center in 1978 as chief of pediatric endocrinology, professor of pediatrics and associate professor of medicine. He was appointed vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati and eventually assumed the chairmanship of the Department of Pediatrics in Pittsburgh, a position he held until 1999.

Dr. Sperling's research interests have focused on the hormonal regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in the fetus, newborn and child. This has allowed him to remain broadly interested in all aspects of pediatric endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology in health and disease with emphasis on hypoglycemic syndromes and diabetes mellitus with recent focus on neonatal diabetes and the Mody Syndromes. He has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1972, also holding gran
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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
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