Dr. Albert F. Parlow and Dr. Basudev Shome and their elucidation of the molecular structure of the human follicle stimulating hormone.
In the Surgery ICU, William Shoemaker, MD, conducts a study seeking methods for the analysis and the early prediction of the outcome of traumatic shock.
||The establishment of the UCLA
Center for Vaccine Research. Work at the center has contributed to
the licensure of several new vaccines and to the establishment of
new national recommendations for childhood immunizations. These new
vaccines have protected millions of newborns, children and adults
from diseases such as meningitis, whooping cough and pneumonia.
||The development of scintimammography
to detect breast cancer without invasive biopsies, is one of the many
imaging procedures developed at Harbor-UCLA.
||A detachable balloon catheter,
an artificial elbow, and an implant for use in maxillofacial surgery,
are among the many devices developed here.
||The receipt of a $1 million
grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trust
to redesign how patient care is delivered. Harbor-UCLA was one of
20 hospitals nationwide -- and the only one on the west coast
-- to be awarded the grant. As a result, culture shifts occurred
which emphasize leadership, community and the development of interdisciplinary
collaboration. The grant also provided seed money and resources to
assist with individual and group development.
||Being selected as one of 40
sites nationwide to conduct a landmark research study on diseases
affecting women. The Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a $625
million, 15-year project, is the first study to examine the health
of a very large number of women over a long period of time.
||The involvement of family members
in the care of patients in the ICUs by developing educational materials
in English and Spanish. The program was developed by Marissa Camanga-Reyes,
RN, MN, CCRN.
||Improved pain management in
infants and children at Harbor-UCLA which was the result of research
done by Deon Hall, RN and the pediatric ward nurses.