The Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA includes a diverse research agenda among faculty, as well as many research opportunities for interested residents. Research efforts are supported by various organizations including: the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other non-profit research foundations such as the National Foundation/March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. Industry-sponsored grants and contracts also contribute to the research activities offered at Harbor-UCLA.
Harbor-UCLA is a Los Angeles County hospital affiliated with the the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). LA BioMed is one of the most prominent independent research institutions in the United States. With an annual budget of $70 million, LA BioMed provides the physical and organizational infrastructure for the extensive basic science and clinical research programs conducted by Harbor-UCLA faculty.
In addition, LA Biomed and Harbor-UCLA are part of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Many investigators participate in the CTSI, which includes inpatient and outpatient facilities that were formerly part of the General Clinical Research Center and Perinatal Clinical Research Center. With the mission of creating a borderless clinical and translational research institute that brings UCLA innovations and resources to bear on the greatest health needs of Los Angeles, the CTSI is an academic-clinical-community partnership designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs to improve health in Los Angeles County.