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Inaugural fundraiser for UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute will feature LL Cool J, Kenny Loggins, Patricia Heaton, others

Los Angeles, CA - For more than 60 years, the faculty and staff at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the department of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have conducted pioneering research, delivered state-of-the-art patient care and expertly trained future pediatricians. 

 Now, under the umbrella of the recently launched UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute, these efforts will have an even bigger and broader impact. By bringing together pediatric physician–scientists and faculty experts from a variety of fields across the UCLA campus, the new institute will drive multidisciplinary research collaborations focused on children's health and disease and will help speed the translation of groundbreaking pediatric research findings into clinical practice — locally, nationally and globally.


Dr. Sherin Devaskar "We are expanding our well-developed foundation to build a dynamic, interdisciplinary support system for our pediatric physician–scientists that fosters new avenues for innovation," said Dr. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and assistant vice chancellor for children's health, who holds the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. "This new paradigm will lead to advancements that can improve the health of children faster and more efficiently." Continue>

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