Navigation Links
LA BioMed to honor Emil D. Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D., and LA County Supervisor Don Knabe
Date:9/28/2009

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) will honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Emil D. Kakkis, MD, PhD, founder and president of Kakkis EveryLife Foundation, as its "Spirit of Excellence" award winners at its annual Discovery Gala Nov. 6 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

"We are so pleased to be honoring two outstanding men for the excellence each represents in his chosen field," said LA BioMed President and CEO David I. Meyer, PhD. "Dr. Kakkis is a renowned researcher who led a team of gifted scientists in developing a breakthrough treatment a life-threatening inherited disorder known as MPS I or Hurler-Scheie disease. Supervisor Knabe has excelled at serving the community and his constituents for more than a decade, and he's been a strong supporter of LA BioMed."

Dr. Kakkis is best known for his work over the last 18 years to develop novel treatments for neglected rare disorders. He began his work in a research bungalow at LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, working to develop an enzyme replacement therapy (Aldurazyme) for the rare disorder, MPS I.

Supervisor Knabe was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November of 1996 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Supervisor Knabe represents the Fourth District, which is a uniquely diverse area that is home to more than 2 million residents. He has been a tremendous advocate for LA BioMed and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

"The theme of this year's Gala, 'The Art of Discovery,' celebrates the creative spirit, which is the essence of biomedical research and discovery," said Gala Co-Chair Jennifer Laity. "In bringing together our researchers and showcasing their discoveries, in the company of talented local artists and craftsmen, the Gala celebrates LA BioMed's innovative biomedical research, its continuing contributions to the community and the training it provides to ensure a better future with health care. With a beautiful new venue and these two wonderful honorees, this year's event promises to be an exciting, artistic and entertaining evening for all our guests."


'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@issuesmanagement.com
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Response Biomedical appoints S. Wayne Kay Chief Executive Officer
2. Biomedtex Inc. Announces A. Marc Rocca as President and CEO
3. Hopes, Predictions and Realities: Is Biomedical Research Delivering On Its Promises?
4. Dr. Andrew K. Palmer Joins BMEs (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Board of Directors
5. BioMed Realty Trust to Report 2007 Third Quarter Results
6. BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSArc(TM) Anatomic Residual Compression Implant
7. Response Biomedical Corporation Receives Conditional Listing Approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange
8. BioMed Realty Trust Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
9. LA BioMed research finds simpler way to assess breast cancer risk
10. LA BioMed researchers find few emergency rooms fully equipped for pediatric patients
11. BioMed Realty Trust Declares Fourth Quarter 2007 Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, ... towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The ... social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza ... Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. *Some ... ... flu shot is by the end of October, according to the Centers ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... FLINT, Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 ... acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... Management LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for ... product development. "In ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined ... Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), ... which included the unveiling of new signage at its ... well as at a few other company-owned facilities across ... to patients, some of whom will begin to see ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: