UCLA and its partners have received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award of $81.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to enhance and further biomedical research to improve health in the LA region. With this award, UCLA will accelerate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients. UCLA will open a new Clinical and Translational Research Center for outpatient research studies in the Center for Health Sciences, focusing on particular conditions that account for disability and early death in LA region. By numbering five specific goals, Dr. A. Eugene Washington, UCLA vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine says this award will “improve the health status of LA in a measurable way and enhance the quality of life for a significant number of our fellow Angelenos.”

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