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On May 9, 2013, members of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund, part of UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, presented $242,000 to support three extraordinary research projects that will have a profound effect on children treated at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and around the globe. Dr. Satiro De Oliveira, clinical instructor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, received the grand prize for his work on the development of an immunotherapy protocol with persistent anti-leukemic activity. Dr. Andrey M. Mazarati, adjunct professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, earned an award for his research on infection during pregnancy as a risk factor for the development of autism-associated epilepsy in children, and Dr. Kara Calkins, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology, received an award for her work on prevention and treatment of intestinal failure-associated liver disease in newborns. Since its inception in 2006, Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund has raised more than $1.75 million to support the research of 16 faculty members, helping to ensure a brighter future for children.


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