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LA BioMed to honor 3 of its legendary
Date:4/10/2008

TORRANCE (April 10, 2008) - The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) will honor three of its legendary physician-scientists for their internationally recognized contributions to medicine at its fifth annual Legends dinner celebration May 1 at Trump National Golf Club.

Dominic DeCristofaro, M.D., Grant B. Hieshima, M.D., and Jerrold Turner, M.D., are the three Legends to be honored at the dinner event. All three are alumni of LA BioMed, one of the nations largest independent not-for-profit biomedical research institutes.

After 56 years of discovery, cures, commitment and lives saved, LA BioMed will take one night to honor those who helped the institute achieve so much over the last half century, said LA BioMed President and CEO Kenneth P. Trevett J.D. Drs. DeCristofaro, Hieshima and Turner are outstanding examples of the dedicated physician-scientists at LA BioMed, and each of them has contributed greatly to the advancement of science and medicine, as well as to the betterment of this campus.

Legends Event Chairman Joel Kopple, M.D. is planning a memorable evening that will feature Olympic Champion Rafer Johnson as the master of ceremonies. Johnson is a world record-setting decathlete who won the silver medal at the 1956 Olympics and the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. After retiring from the sport, he became a sportscaster, an actor, a community leader and a philanthropist.

The winner of the Liu Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Institute Board member Patty Liu, also will be announced during the dinner. Kevin Bruhn, Ph.D., Agnes Chen, M.D., and Stanislav L. Karsten, Ph.D., 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 BioMeds campus.

Details on the 2008 Legends

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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
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