Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA launches new nanopediatrics program

Media Contact

Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
WHAT:
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will announce the new Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program at this half-day symposium. Believed to be the world's first nanotechnology program dedicated solely to pediatric patients, the program will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved.
 
WHO:
Symposium speakers will include:
Dr. Edward McCabe
Physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
Topic: "Why nanopediatrics? Because children are not small adults"
 
Dr. Kathleen Sakamoto
UCLA professor and chief of pediatric hematology and oncology
Topic: "Protacs: Chimeric molecules that target proteins for ubiquitination and degradation"
 
Andre Nel
Director of the UC Lead Campus for Nanotoxicology Research and Training
Topic: "The use of nanoparticles for diagnosing and imaging in children"
 
Dr. Chris Denny
UCLA professor of hematology and oncology
Topic: "Targeting pediatric cancers using polymerized liposomal nanoparticles"
 
Leonard Rome
Interim director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
Topic: "Engineering vault nanocapsules as therapeutic delivery vehicles"
WHEN:
8 a.m.–noon, Friday, Oct. 17
 
WHERE:
  • 8–9 a.m.: Tamkin Auditorium (B130) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (UCLA campus)
  • 9:30 a.m.–noon: CNSI Auditorium, California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA (UCLA campus)
 
BACKGROUND:
The Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program was created thanks to a $1.8 million gift from Mattel Inc. The program will support a nanopediatrics research core and pilot funding for projects that will potentially enable investigators to obtain grants from the National Institutes of Health. The program will partner with the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), a research center at UCLA established to encourage university collaboration with industry and enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanosystems.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672
 
PARKING:
Call media contact to arrange parking.
Media Contact:
Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]