The Lundquist Institute is the largest independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute in Los Angeles County. The Lundquist Institute has an international reputation for scientific discovery, the training of physician-scientists, and the provision of community service programs. Affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the Lundquist Institute has an annual budget of over $90M. The Institute traces its roots back to 1952, when researchers and physicians of what was then known as Harbor General Hospital conducted a handful of research studies. Lundquist Institute’s mission is to improve patient outcomes through cutting-edge research, education and community outreach. The Institute has over 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total - MDs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs - currently working on 600 research studies in areas encompassing emerging infections, cancer, women’s health, male reproductive health, pulmonary rehabilitation, neonatology, autoimmune diseases, cardiology, neurosurgery, health services and outcomes as well as genomics/personalized medicine. These researchers are supported by 150 grants from federal sources. Lundquist faculty annually submit 200 patents and 15 new filings and publish over 500 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical and scientific journals. The Lundquist Institute also plays an active role in promoting the health and well-being of nearby communities through the provision of more than 60 community service programs that meet a variety of important social and medical needs. The 150+ entrepreneurial physician-scientists at Harbor have made major contributions to the advancement of medicine, discoveries that have been translated through Harbor’s technology transfer program into novel paradigms, diagnostics, devices and therapies with global impact.

The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center serves over 700,000 residents of the southwestern areas of Los Angeles County and has a three hundred square mile catchment area. Harbor-UCLA is owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles as a public teaching hospital and a general acute care facility for the county residents. Our patient population is ethnically diverse with over 60% of patients self-identifying as Latino, 13% Black, 10% White, and 6% Asian. Over 50% of our patients have a primary language that is not English.

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Last updated
December 15, 2023