2005 Annual Report HigHligHts
The Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
is the highest ranked children’s hospital
in Southern California and ranked 12th in
the nation according to the 2005 Best
Hospital Survey published by the U.S.
News & World Report.
Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA ADMINISTRATION ExEcuTIvE OffIcE STAff
Mattel Executive Endowed Chair
• Designated as a children’s hospital Davida James
by NACHRI Sept 1995; Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D.
“University of California Los Angeles
Executive Vice Chair
Children’s Hospital” Jan. 2002 Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D.
• Licensed for 120 beds; 106 beds available AND PROGRAM DIREcTORS
Vice Chair Academic Affairs
o NICU = 23 Thomas S. Klitzner, M.D., Ph.D.
o PICU = 20 Talal Chatila, M.D.
Vice Chair Clinical Affairs
o Med/Surg = 70 Judith E. Brill, M.D.
• 6,179 annual admissions Thomas S. Klitzner, M.D.
Vice Chair Education
• Average daily census: 106 Lee Miller, M.D.
Child Health Program: Neal Halfon, M.D.
• 94 Residents (including 4 Chief Residents) Child Life/Child Development Program:
Vice Chair Research
• 58 Clinical Fellows Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D.
Critical Care: Judith E. Brill, M.D.
UCLA Department of Pediatrics Ginger Osman Developmental Studies:
• 173 faculty Rachel Tyler, M.D.
Clinical and Business Services
• 300 staff employees Debbie Landau Emergency Medicine: Larry Baraff, M.D.
• 13 divisions and 4 programs
Communications Endocrinology: Pinchas Cohen, M.D.
• Total grant funding: $20,000,000 Don Ponturo General Pediatrics: Alfred Pennisi, M.D.
o NIH: $15,000,000
Development Gastroenterology: Marvin Ament, M.D.
o Other awards: $6,000,000 Paula Jensik
Hematology and Oncology:
Finance and Research Kathleen M. Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Activity Keith Steele
Human Genetics: Eric Vilain, M.D., Ph.D.
• Children’s Health Center visits: 41,000 Human Resources
Elizabeth Hiramoto Infectious Diseases: Yvonne Bryson, M.D.
Information Systems Neonatology: Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D.
Gregory Bryant Nephrology: Robert Ettenger, M.D.
Media Relations Neurology: Raman Sankar, M.D., Ph.D.
Pain Management Program:
Medical Education Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.
Patient Business and Clinic Services
Letter from the Physician-in-Chief
Children are extraordinary! Their boundless capacity for love, their gifts of joy and laughter, their heartfelt compassion and
simple honesty can touch us in ways that are profound and life-changing. So when children are threatened by serious illness or
injury they deserve a level of care and treatment as extraordinary as they are. Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA is dedicated to
providing that care.
Our team of world-class physicians and highly skilled nurses offers state-of-the-art treatment in a warm, supportive environment that
embraces not only the patient but the entire family. Dedicated faculty members and tireless researchers work hand-in-hand with
deeply committed residents, staff and students, in constant pursuit of ground-breaking discoveries that could improve or even save
the life of a child. Specialists in our Child Life program work with hospitalized patients and their families to insure that the social,
emotional, and developmental needs of the child are being met as well as his or her medical requirements. Together we do
everything possible to transform a potentially intimidating setting into one where children feel safe and respected for who they are,
and are never regarded as simply “a case”.
Since its founding in 1950 the UCLA Department of Pediatrics has become nationally renowned, recognized for educating and
training medical students, residents, and fellows of the highest caliber. Today, as part of the David Geffen School of Medicine
at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA is a place where general pediatricians can readily consult with some of the world’s
foremost specialists and sub-specialists. A place where leading medical researchers offer clinicians new diagnostic methods and
approaches to treatment that will improve the health of today’s and tomorrow’s children. Here at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
our goal is to give children what they give to us - something extraordinary, every day.
Edward R.B. Mccabe, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician-in-chief, Mattel children’s Hospital at ucLA
Mattel Executive Endowed chair, Department of Pediatrics
A Place for Kids to be Kids
Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA established the Child Life/ of volume and survival rates, transplanting 23 pediatric hearts in
Child Development Program in 1968 in recognition of the unique 2005. Heart transplantation in children at UCLA has advanced
needs of pediatric patients, especially the critically and chronically to the point where five-year survival rates are above 90%, a rate
ill. The program was one of the first in the country and continues that makes transplantation an attractive choice for children with
to address the social, emotional and developmental needs of failing hearts. Based on the data submitted to the Scientific
hospitalized children through individualized therapeutic interven- Registry of Transplant Recipients (http://www.ustransplant.org)
tion, play and educational programs. the 1 year graft survival since 1/1/02 is 90.70 percent which ex-
ceeds the national average of 86.51 percent. The patient survival is
Children’s Comfort Care 94.74 percent again significantly higher than the national
The Children’s Comfort Care Resource Program is our first average of 86.69 percent.
initiative in Pediatric Palliative Care. The program’s main
objectives include developing departmental awareness regarding Community Health
pediatric palliative care through promoting education and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA maintains a strong commitment
resources in this area. These objectives will be mainly carried to primary care and community health providers, who provide
out through a monthly department task force forum and working essential health care to vulnerable populations. The hospital
group subcommittees that are multidisciplinary. Educational has forged a strategic partnership with the Venice Family Clinic,
objectives include a monthly Comfort Care Panel which will the largest free clinic in the country, to expand care for indigent
consist of a rotating multidisciplinary board of in-house experts children. The hospital has also supported the development of a
that will analyze a complex case and create a palliative care new continuity clinic for pediatric residents at Mid-Valley Clinic,
treatment plan that is presented to the department. Additionally, a Los Angeles County clinic in the San Fernando Valley. Mattel
the Pediatric Residents will receive a palliative care curriculum Children’s Hospital at UCLA also helped create and continues
through a series of noon conference lectures on this topic. Other to staff two school-based clinics in Culver City and the
venues for providing educational and resource opportunities in San Fernando Valley.
this area will include a collaboration with the UCLA Ethics Center
through lectures, membership both on the UCLA Hospital Ethics Pediatric Cardiac Catherization Lab
Committee and Southern California Hospital Ethics Consortium In 2005, 533 cases were completed in the Pediatric Cardiac
representing pediatric palliative care, and palliative care Catheterization Lab, including successful interventions using
representation on the Regional Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee. catheter-deployed devices and obviating the need for open-heart
Program Director: Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D., Program Coordinator: surgery. The outcomes for these procedures, which include Atrial
Elana Evan, Ph.D. Education Program: Director: Shahram Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect closures have been
Yazdani, M.D., Associate Director: Elana Evan, Ph.D. outstanding, with most patients returning home the next day and
resuming all of their regular activities shortly thereafter.
Pediatric Heart Transplant Program Additionally, a truly innovative use of radio frequency therapy is
The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at UCLA, directed by now being used in the Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab to perforate
Juan Carlos Alejos, M.D., proved once again to be the largest heart valves that are atretic or fused, as in the congenital heart
pediatric heart transplant service in the United States in terms condition known as pulmonary atresia.
The Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA with 23 Nationally recognized, the Child Life/Child
NICU, 20 PICU and 70 medical/surgical beds, Development Program at Mattel Children’s
has a child-friendly atmosphere. The inpatient Hospital at UCLA oversees the social,
facility serves more than 6,179 patients each emotional and developmental needs of
year, and the outpatient Westwood Children’s hospitalized children.
Health Center provides care for 41,000.
A Place Where Dreams Come True
When Nevada teen Robyn Speer was told she would miss her long-awaited junior
prom because she couldn’t leave the hospital, the Child Life Specialists and Social
Workers at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA jumped into action to bring the
prom to Robyn.
The teenager’s dreams to attend the dance were crushed, when she was suddenly
diagnosed with a mass on her liver and told she needed a liver transplant. Hospital
staff quickly organized the event and arranged for Angel Flight, a nonprofit group
that donates flights for medically related purposes, to fly her boyfriend to
Los Angeles. Other volunteers provided photography services, a DJ, and
The Hospital staff stresses the importance of helping patients maintain a sense of
“normalcy” to promote recovery from illness. Two weeks after her hospital prom,
Robyn underwent a successful liver transplant on May 11, her 17th birthday! She is
now back home in Nevada and recently attended her homecoming dance.
Craniofacial Clinic pediatric cardiologist to implant them successfully in children.
As the biventricular pacemaker fine-tunes the coordination of
The most common birth defect in the United States is cleft lip
ventricular and atrial heartbeats, cardiac output improves
and cleft palate. Children born with a cleft can face a variety of
dramatically. The use of biventricular pacemakers in children
challenges including feeding and nutritional problems, middle
is an important therapeutic tool to assist the failing heart while
ear infections, hearing loss, speech problems, dental and
underlying cardiac disease is addressed by surgical repair or
orthodontic abnormalities and possibly psycho-social
The Craniofacial Clinic at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA Intervening For Life
offers patients a multi-disciplinary team approach with specialists
At Mattel Children’s Hospital’s Fetal Diagnosis Program, 202 fetal
who work together to address the child’s specific needs. Since
echocardiograms to identify potential congenital heart disease
1972, a core team of highly specialized professionals from audiol-
in utero were performed in 2005. Early cardiac interventions in
ogy, dentistry, genetics, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery,
many of these children (some performed on premature infants as
ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatrics, plastic
small as 2 kg in weight) ensured their survival until they are large
surgery, and speech pathology, have helped thousands of
enough for complete repair of their cardiac defects or, in some
children from all over southern California and surrounding states.
cases, provided an early cure. A combination of fine echocar-
diographic diagnostic expertise and emotional sensitivity to the
Pediatric Invasive Electrophysiology Service
needs of expectant mothers is provided by the Pediatric
In 2005, the Pediatric Invasive Electrophysiology Service, under Echocardiography Program at UCLA.
the direction of Kevin Shannon, M.D., performed more than
Diagnostic echocardiograms performed by the Pediatric
250 electrophysiology cases in children, including electrophysi-
Echocardiography Laboratory rose in 2005 to an all time annual
ological mapping of cardiac electrical systems, radiofrequency
high of 3,958 up from 3,764 in 2004.
ablation of intracardiac arrhythmogenic foci, and pacemaker
placements. In 2005, Dr. Shannon also placed an additional
two pediatric biventricular pacemakers in pediatric patients who Medical Home
were in severe heart failure and suffering dyscoordination of their The Division of Pediatric Cardiology continued its advocacy for
heart rhythms, bringing the total for such heart-saving devices to disabled children in 2005 as Chief Thomas Klitzner M.D., Ph.D.
thirteen – the largest successful use of the device in children in continued the division’s groundbreaking model of care delivery for
the world. Although biventricular pacemakers have been in use children with special health care needs known as the “Medical
in adult patients for several years, Dr. Shannon is the first Home”. As one of only a handful of Medical Home centers in the
Medical and Surgical Interventions for Neonates Pediatric AIDS Program: UCLA has emerged
and Children with Birth Defects: Surgeons as a leading research and treatment center
and faculty in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for HIV positive women and children.
(NICU) provide optimal care for children
with heart, respiratory, neurological,
gastrointestinal, and genitourinary defects.
country, a committee chaired by Dr. Klitzner comprising comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally
community pediatricians, pediatric resident physicians, competent for these vulnerable patients and their families.
pediatric subspecialists, social workers, pediatric educators, Titled “The Pediatric Medical Home Project at UCLA”, the model
nurses, parents, teachers, health services researchers and child proposal, originally approved for five year funding in 2003 by
development specialists analyzed current methods of caring the Healthy Tomorrows for Children Partnership, a collaboration
for children with serious, chronic conditions during a six-month between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the federal
planning process sponsored by the American Academy of Maternal and Child Health Bureau, received a prestigious
Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health (“CATCH”) Skirball Foundation grant in 2004 which will ensure program
program. The committee then built a care coordination model growth through 2010.
designed to be accessible, family-centered, continuous,
A Mission of Caring
Since 2002 a dedicated group of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare specialists
from Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA have donated their time and expertise,
participating in medical missions to serve children in Guatemala. The most recent
of these trips, made in April 2005, was to the highly impoverished northern part of
the country, in the areas of Chisec, Palarcia, and other villages near Guatemala City.
Working with the organization Fundacion International de Ninos, the team offered
well-baby and childcare check-ups, as well as identifying children with more severe
illnesses so that they might receive proper treatment. Follow-up exams were also
provided for children suffering from a variety of serious conditions. The team
treated a total of 1600 children, some of whom had walked six to eight hours with
their families in order to be seen. Child Development specialist Hilary Gan, who
was part of the mission says “I am grateful that children with potentially serious
medical conditions like cancers and heart problems will hopefully get treatment.
Our hope is to continue to enhance the follow-up care program and provide
quality medical attention to as many children as possible.”
Tri-Campus Residency Program Medical Center.
We’re extremely proud of the growth of our educational programs We’re also very proud that residents have pursued their
in pediatrics, highlighted by the success of the UCLA Tri-Campus passions and interests in many different directions. Some have
Pediatric Residency Training Program. One of the great strengths dedicated tremendous efforts to community advocacy, while
of this program is the richness and diversity of training experiences others have pursued their interests in the laboratory. Many were
that our residents receive at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at invited to present platform and poster presentations at the Pedi-
UCLA, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Olive View County atric Academic Society conference. Two of our residents were
Children’s Cancer Treatment and Research: Pediatric Heart, Kidney, Lung, and Liver
The oncologists at Mattel Children’s Hospital Transplant Programs: UCLA’s pediatric
at UCLA were one of the first programs in the
organ transplant programs are among the
country to perform bone marrow transplants.
largest in the country. The success rates in
The hospital is now a leader in the new area
all areas of transplantation are among the
of umbilical cord blood transplants in the
research arena and has established one of the best in the United States.
country’s largest umbilical cord blood banks.
Twins await Heart Transplants
Born July 11, 2005, in Phoenix, Ariz., both Nick and Nate Draper
suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart
muscle is too weak to pump efficiently. Doctors say the condition is
very rare in newborns and extremely unusual in twin infants.When their
heart function rapidly declined after birth, the twins were transferred to
UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital for heart transplantation evaluation.
Nick received a new heart first, because his name was added to the
waiting list sooner. Medical complications prevented Nate from being
listed until two weeks later.
By sharing their story, the Drapers hope to heighten public awareness
of the critical need for organ donors. Due to the small pool of young
donors, finding a donor heart for a baby can be especially challenging.
More than 90,000 Americans await an organ donation, with more than
3,000 Americans on the waiting list for a new heart.
selected to present at national meetings based on their research pediatrics and the Division of General Internal Medicine/Health
in Pediatric Cardiology. Still others have taken advantage of Services Research. The Program Director for the UCLA
unique educational opportunities to learn more about international Medicine-Pediatrics program is Alice Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., and the
pediatrics and public health in such underserved settings as Associate Program Director is Debra Lotstein, M.D., M.P .H.
the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa.
One example of these experiences comes from senior resident Helping Doctors Help Patients
Rashmi Shetgiri. She participated in a medical mission trip to The Community Health and Advocacy Training (CHAT) Program
Africa and worked in the inpatient and outpatient HIV clinic at the was established as a collaboration between the Department of
Kamuzu Children’s Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Pediatrics at the Mattel Children’s Hospital and the School of
The subsequent career and fellowship choices of our residents Public Health, to provide the infrastructure for faculty and
reflect this great diversity. The class of 2005 had its graduates residents to pursue projects and interests in community pediatrics
continue training in the following fellowships: Allergy/Immunology, and child advocacy. These residents participate in specialized
Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, curricular rotations, longitudinal experiences, and projects in
Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology. Additionally, we were the community over their three years of training – providing the
fortunate to retain some of our graduates as General Pediatricians knowledge and skills to be effective practitioners in the community
for the UCLA Healthcare system. and better advocates on behalf of their patients. In 2005, the
CHAT Program was recognized with the Ambulatory Pediatric
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
The combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency CARE-4-Families
Program has the goal of training physicians to take care of the CARE-4-Families is an integrated program for children and
complex medical problems of both children and adults. These adolescents with HIV as well as mothers and families. The
medicine-pediatrics doctors will gain the unique perspective Center follows approximately 70 families to provide consultation
needed to address the transition issues facing adolescents with service, clinical case management and state of the art treatment
special health care needs as they move into the adult health and clinical trials for mothers, children and adolescents with HIV.
system. In 2005, the Medicine-Pediatrics program implemented We also have significant outreach into the community as well as
the first quality improvement resident rotation at UCLA, during involvement in community advisory boards and case
which residents worked on quality improvement projects and management for both mothers and children.
participated in seminars and workshops given by faculty in both
National Leadership in Recognizing and Pediatric Neurology led by a caring team of
Managing Suspected Child Abuse and expert physicians, nurses and staff continues
Neglect (SCAN): UCLA’s SCAN Team, made to offer hope to patients stricken by
up of pediatricians, social workers and allied neurological disorders. Our program is one
professionals, expertly handle these sensitive of the most active and renowned programs in
situations in a way that best serves the health the world and the leading Pediatric Epilepsy
and safety of the child. Center on the west coast.
Giving the Gift of Reading
The Reach Out and Read program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at
UCLA distributes about 2,000 – 3,000 free new books each year to
children during their well-child visits. Part of a national literacy
campaign, Reach Out and Read was established at UCLA in 1999.
Pediatric residents work with families to encourage parents to read
aloud to their children every day to promote success in school.
“The pediatricians love to give books and reading advice, because
they get smiles, thank-you’s, and hugs for something they know is
priceless: the child’s love of reading and literacy success,” said Karen
Fond, MSN, CPNP the Reach Out and Read program coordinator.
UCLA Early Head Start Program
Rachelle Tyler, M.D. directs one of the two ACGME accredited Start Program provides services to support optimal health and
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics training programs in development for infants and toddlers from low-income families.
California. Dr. Tyler continues to implement the UCLA Early Head Enrollment began in 2004 and the program maintains full
Start Program. This program is funded by the Administration for enrollment, with a waiting list for participation. As of the 2005
Children and Families through the year, this program began to provide fellows and residents with
Department of Health and Human opportunities to support their learning about child development.
Services. The UCLA Early Head
Transcatheter Collapsible Heart Valve overlooked by other researchers. Dr. Daniel Levi, assistant
The days of performing open-heart surgery to replace defective professor of pediatric cardiology at Mattel Children’s Hospital at
heart valves may soon be coming to a close, thanks to the UCLA and a researcher for the project, explains the valve they
ongoing development of a transcatheter collapsible heart valve are designing is specifically for smaller patients, predominantly
by UCLA researchers. children born with heart defects.
The new valve may one day enable researchers to insert a UCLA Legacy for Children
catheter into the groin area of the patient and channel the valve Dr. Judy Howard continues to implement a grant funded by
to the heart area, where it will be implanted and resume the form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entitled UCLA
in which it was originally designed. This procedure would be Legacy for Children. This is a longitudinal study that examines
done instead of traditional open-heart surgery, which involves the potential for improvement in child developmental outcomes
the risky procedure of cracking open the patient’s breastbone. in a low-income population through intervention activities
Researchers on the project have been focusing on the valve’s designed to influence parenting behaviors. The pilot phase of the
use in pediatric cardiology, an area they say is largely grant was completed, and the main study continues until 2009.
UCLA has one of the few international pediatric The UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent
health programs. Its pediatricians have Health Promotion conducts studies and
provided their expertise to Guatemala, Peru, develops programs to improve the health
Columbia, Armenia, and South Africa, among and well-being of adolescents, with a special
others, to help promote the quality of health emphasis on projects that involve parents of
care for children. adolescents.
Gwynne Hazen Cherry/Stephen A. Feig
Lectureship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Dr. Stephen Feig, former Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology for
28 years, received the Outstanding Humanitarian Award from the David
Geffen School of Medicine. In honor of his many years of service and
outstanding career, the Gwynne Hazen Cherry family established an
endowed lectureship to invite a reknowned expert in Pediatric Blood
Diseases and Cancer to visit UCLA each year.
Cross-cultural Studies joined the faculty in July 2005, has brought with him a research
Dr. Kek Khee Loo is collaborating with Dr. Shohei Ohgi, Seirei program focused on diagnostic testing and screening for
Christopher College, Japan, and Dr. Honglin Zhu, Sichuan primary immunodeficiencies. With the other existing faculty, we
Provincial People’s Hospital, China, on cultural and cross-cultural have also launched a major program on molecular epidemiology
studies of the mother-child relationship and infant movements. of immune deficiencies. This is an exciting program using the
He implements a grant provided by the Los Angeles Unified advances from the international HapMap project to identify modi-
School District for children with low incidence disabilities at fier genes in immune deficiencies. Once an adequate theoretical
Mattel Children’s Hospital. foundation for this project has developed, it will greatly streamline
the identification of new immunodeficiencies as well. This also
strengthens our division’s ties with the genetics department at
HIV Prevention Trials UCLA, which is bound to be a fruitful collaboration.
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease has expanded its
Our basic research programs have always been strong, and we
role in international health. Division Chief Dr. Yvonne Bryson is
have further added to these programs. We released two papers
the principal investigator and Dr. Karin Nielsen, the co-principal
this year on screening for primary immunodeficiencies, the result
investigator of the NIH HIV Prevention Trials Unit in Brazil for the
of Dr. McGhee’s screening research. These demonstrate our
past six years. We have also proposed to combine our Los
comprehensive approach to diagnostics, covering the technical
Angeles consortium including Mattel Children’s Hospital at
basis for diagnosis and screening, as well as the practical health
UCLA, Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Children’s Hos-
services aspects that would be required to put such a program
pital of Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital of Orange County
with six international sites in Brazil. Dr. Bryson will also become
the new Chair of the NIH IMPAACT Network for Mother-to-Child New UCLA Studies Show Benefits of Newborn
Transmission and Dr. Karin Nielsen will become an international Screening for “Bubble Boy Disease”
ad-hoc member of the Scientific Oversight Committee.
New UCLA studies show that newborn screening for Severe
Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) - a rare, treatable disorder
Endocrinology Research Highlights
of the immune system commonly known as “bubble boy disease”
The Division of Endocrinology under the leadership of the - is both cost-effective and could be done accurately using a two
division chief, Dr. Pinchas Cohen remained an outstanding tiered testing method.
center of basic science research in endocrine/diabetes topics
“We wanted to determine whether testing for SCID should be
focusing on growth factor related themes. This effort was funded
added to the universal screening panel for genetic disorders,”
by four NIH grants to Dr. Cohen and Dr. Kuk-Wha Lee, as well
said Dr. Sean McGhee, clinical instructor of pediatric immunology
as funding from the UCLA/UCSD Diabetes and Endocrinology
at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. “Treatment is now
Research Center (DERC). Individual funding for our fellows and
advanced enough that 95 percent of children can be cured, but
faculty included the prestigious Lawson Wilkins Pediatric
newborns must be detected in the first month, before the onset
Endocrine Society (LWPES) Scholar Award to Dr. Kuk-Wha Lee
of severe infections.”
to study mechanisms of cell death, and a Genentech Foundation
Award to Dr. Patricia Park. Dr. David Hwang continued to run an UCLA researchers concluded that SCID screening could result in
Immunoassay Research and Development Core Lab that serves a large benefit to infants, making screening relatively cost-effective
the entire institution. in spite of the low incidence of the disease. However, an
adequate test would be critical to cost-effectiveness.
Immunology/Allergy/Rheumatology The analysis is the first of its kind to examine formally cost and
Research Highlights benefits of SCID newborn screening.
We are very proud of hosting The Modell Diagnostic Center in The incidence of SCID is unknown but may be more common
Primary Immunodeficiency at UCLA, which has grown over the than published estimates because infants frequently die of
last year with the addition of new faculty. Dr. Sean McGhee, who infection before diagnosis. If an infant is diagnosed before their
UCLA Center for Healthier
Children, Families and
to address urgent threats
to the nation’s youth, this
center unites experts from a
wide array of disciplines to
help address the problems
of poverty, neglect, and
poor health care.
first infection, most can be treated with a bone marrow work will help the understanding and treatment of adults and
transplant. children with heart disease by revealing the consequences
Other UCLA authors on both studies included Dr. E. Richard of congenital heart surgery in early childhood and treatment
Stiehm and Dr. Edward McCabe. In addition, Dr. Morton Cowan, needed to avoid long term problems in survivors.
University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Paul Krogstad,
UCLA, co-authored the study on the two-tiered universal One Disease May Prevent Another
newborn screening strategy. The knowledge that one disease may prevent the onset of another
is not new. For example, the discovery that cowpox vaccines
Developing Heart can prevent smallpox dates back to 1798. E. Richard Stiehm,
Advances in research of congenital heart disease continued in M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at
2005 at the UCLA Cardiac Development Center, a collaboration UCLA, researched examples throughout medical history of ways
among the Pediatric Cardiology Research Unit, the Department that one disease prevents another.
of Medicine, The Department of Molecular, Cell and His findings suggest that genetic, infectious and metabolic
Developmental Biology and the Department of Physiology. influences should be considered when looking for treatments,
A distinguished team of researchers from these basic science particularly in regard to HIV/AIDS. “Clinical observations of
disciplines have come together to gather a comprehensive disease-versus-disease interactions have led to an understanding
picture of the developing heart at the genetic and molecular of the mechanisms of several diseases,” Dr. Stiehm says, “In
levels – at the very origins of congenital heart defects. turn, these observations have led to the development of vaccines,
therapeutic antibodies, medications and special diets.”
Effects of Heart Surgery
Pediatric Cardiologist, heart transplant expert and research Overall, Dr. Stiehm proposed that new evidence can be found for
scientist Nancy Halnon, M.D. has undertaken a study to examine using certain viruses to treat diseases such as HIV, which do not
effects of cardiothoracic surgical procedures on the developing respond to other medications. “There have been several studies
immune system of young children with congenital heart disease. indicating that HIV patients co-infected with a virus related to
She has shown that cardiothoracic surgery has effects on infection Hepatitis C, called GB virus C. have less severe HIV disease and
fighting white blood cells many years after the procedure and is improved survival,” Dr. Stiehm says.
currently studying these effects on immune function in older Stiehm got the idea for his historical review from cases he saw
children and adults with congenital heart disease. She has while a pediatric resident. One case was a kidney disease
received a Physician-Scientist Career Development Award from patient with nephrosis who was unresponsive to medications but
the NIH and a Scientist Development Grant from the American went into remission after contracting measles.
Heart Association to further examine these effects. Dr. Halnon’s
Dr. William f. friedman, ucLA Distinguished pediatric cardiology,” said Dr. Gerald S. Levey, vice chancellor of
Professor of Pediatrics UCLA Medical Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of
Dr. William F. Friedman, former executive chairman of the Medicine at UCLA. “His knowledge and skill in the field of pediatric
department of pediatrics and senior associate dean for academic heart problems have been an inspiration to colleagues and
affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, passed medical students alike. Bill was one of our most distinguished
away on Aug. 25 in his home. He was 69. faculty members and the UCLA community mourns his loss.”
Friedman - a gifted physician and researcher - enjoyed a prolific Endowed chair In Pediatric Neurosurgery
career as a pediatric cardiologist and academic leader that UCLA’s Dr. Jorge A. Lazareff, associate professor of surgery at
spanned more than 40 years, including 26 years at UCLA. the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of
“Dr. Friedman was a true leader and visionary in the field of pediatric neurosurgery at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA,
has been selected to hold the newly established Geri and distinguished years and will now assume the role of Director of
Richard Brawerman Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. the Pediatric Epilepsy Program.
In this position, Lazareff will provide leadership in innovative Dr. Sankar’s investigations in epilepsy have focused on the injury
biomedical and psychosocial research of brain metabolism and that results from seizures in the developing brain. Using
neurobiology, with the goal of successfully treating disorders of laboratory models, his team was able to show definitively that
the developing central nervous system and protecting seizures cause the immature brain to undergo damage and
surrounding brain and spinal cord function. sustain a loss of brain cells, an idea that was contrary to widely
held opinions at one time.
Physician-in-chief of Mattel children’s Hospital
elected vice President of APS Dr. Kathleen M. Sakamoto
The oldest and most prestigious academic pediatric organization Kathleen M. Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D, has been appointed Chief
in North America, the American Pediatric Society, recently Of The Division Of Hematology–Oncology at Mattel Children’s
announced that UCLA’s Dr. Edward R.B. McCabe has been Hospital at UCLA and the Department of Pediatrics in the David
elected its vice president. Geffen School Of Medicine at UCLA. She Follows Stephen A.
The society is an organization whose mission is to advance Feig, M.D., who provided the division with outstanding
the study of pediatric diseases, the prevention of illness, and the leadership for 28 distinguished years and will now be Emeritus
promotion of pediatric education and research, and to honor Professor and Fellowship Program Director.
those whose contributions to pediatrics have aided in Dr. Sakamoto’s research emphasizes understanding the
its advancement. molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis and identifying novel
McCabe’s term as the American Pediatric Society vice president approaches to treating leukemia.
(president-elect) will begin at the conclusion of the 2005 Annual Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, professor of pediatrics, anesthesiology,
Meeting in May 2005, and run through the conclusion of the and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen
2006 Annual Meeting in May 2006. He then will serve as the School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the Pediatric Pain
society’s president from May 2006 through May 2007, and as the Program at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, has been selected
society’s past president from May 2007 through May 2008. as president-elect of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the
ucLA Physician Wins Prestigious Award International Association for the Study of Pain.
Dr. Katrina Dipple, assistant professor in the departments of The organization is the largest multidisciplinary international
human genetics and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of association in the field of pain. Its pediatric special interest group
Medicine at UCLA and the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, is the only international organization devoted to research and
received the 2005 Ross Young Investigator Research Award at management of children’s pain.
the Western Society of Pediatric Research’s annual meeting in Dr. Brigitte Gomperts received a 2005 Centocor Scholar Award
Carmel, Calif., on Feb. 3. from the American Federation of Medical Research for her
The society presents the award to emerging young faculty outstanding work on pulmonary stem cells and lung injury. Dr.
members in recognition of their outstanding research in a field Gomperts is also a recipient of an NIH K08 Mentored Clinical
related to pediatrics. Scientist Award.
Dipple’s research focuses on how changes within genetic material
Dr. Deepa Shankar, Assistant Researcher at Mattel Children’s
can cause disease, and why some people are more severely
Hospital, received the prestigious Parvin-Boyer Prize from the
affected than others given the same genetic change.
Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA for her discovery of the
Dr. Raman Sankar transcription factor, CREB, as a proto-oncogene in developing
Raman Sankar, M.D., Ph.D, Has been appointed the Rubin blood cells. Her work was published in Cancer Cell in 2005.
Brown professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology Dr. James cherry received the Medical Science Award in
at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and the Department of October from the UCLA Alumni Association in recognition of his
Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of Pediatric
Dr. W. Donald Shields, M.D., led the division as chief for 25 Infectious Disease.
Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics Harley Owners Form “Love-Line” to Bring
In response to a generous $2-million pledge by the Mattel Gifts to Pediatric Patients
Children’s Foundation, Dr. Edward McCabe was approved as For the 16th year, motorcyclists from the Anaheim-Fullerton
the inaugural holder of the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in H.O.G. (Harley Owners’ Group) Chapter roared up to Mattel
Pediatrics at UCLA. “As I travel around the world representing Children’s Hospital at UCLA, led by Ms. Joyce Chance, to deliver
Pediatrics at UCLA as the Physician-in-Chief of Mattel Children’s a brimming truck-load of toys, as well as generous donations,
Hospital at UCLA, I am now grateful and proud to add the title for pediatric patients. This year’s event featured the spectacular
of Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics,” remarked gift from Mr. Dave Mock of every $1 and $5 bill he had received
Dr. McCabe. in change during the course of the year. The ride, in memory of
Mattel Children’s Foundation also has fulfilled an extraordinary Ms. Chance’s son, Johnnie Baker, who was a cancer patient at
1998 $25-million pledge to name Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. UCLA, means a great deal to UCLA’s Child Life/Child Develop-
ment Program. The Program, designed to help patients cope
Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund with the stress of frequent doctor visits and hospitalizations,
Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund (TTCF) was born out of provides the toys to children and their families over the holidays
the belief that a group of women, by pooling their philanthropy, and throughout the year.
can award a major gift every year to make an important difference
in the lives of the boys and girls affected by serious illnesses 2nd Annual Entertainment Industry
and trauma who are treated at Mattel Children’s Hospital at Men’s Tennis Classic
UCLA. Each year, select members of the Pediatric Faculty will
make presentations to the members, and the members in turn The 2nd Annual Entertainment Industry Men’s Tennis Classic
will vote for the recipient of their gift. TTCF began with a recruiting was held on Sunday, June 12, at the Los Angeles Tennis Center
lunch at the UCLA Faculty Center on February 24, and then a tea at UCLA. The event featured an exciting tournament; a children’s
followed by a hard-hat tour of the future Ronald Reagan UCLA tennis clinic; and an activities area with games and prizes, face
Medical Center on May 24. The Founding Members of TTCF are painting, arts and crafts, a magician, and visits by “Sesame
now 16 strong, and are ready to present their inaugural gift. Street” characters. When the competition stopped for lunch,
guests heard stories from young patients and their families about
Holiday Luau the quality of care they had received at Mattel Children’s Hospital
In a celebration of pediatric cancer patients and their families, at UCLA. The event, organized by Alexandra and Scott Lambert
devoted volunteers transformed a UCLA basketball court into a and John Fogelman, members of the Hospital’s Board of Directors,
beautiful Hawaiian beach for the annual Pediatric Hematology- raised more than $135,000 for Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.
Oncology holiday party.
The resulting joyful luau was enjoyed by over 700 patients,
their families, and hospital staff, and included a surf machine; a
bouncing boat; Hawaiian-inspired crafts, food, and music; and
the chance to meet Los Angeles County Firefighters and Santa
Claus. The party was hosted for the fourth year by actress Alyssa
Milano, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA’s special friend.
Casey Lee Ball Foundation
Drs. Edward McCabe and Robert Ettenger attended the 12th
Annual Casey Lee Ball Golf Classic. They recognized Stacey and
Sterling Ball for establishing the Casey Lee Ball Chair in Pediatric
Nephrology with an award in the form of a chair created by The
Franklin Mint. The remarkable dedication of time, energy, and
financial resources by the Balls, through the Casey Lee Ball
Foundation, has been the cornerstone of progress in the research
and educational efforts of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.
UCLA Students Raise Funds and Awareness at 6th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier!
the 6th Annual UCLA Run/Walk Actress Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) was
The 6th Annual UCLA Run/Walk, organized by the Student honored with the “Special Friend of Mattel Children’s Hospital
Welfare Commission at UCLA, enjoyed unprecedented success, at UCLA” award and presented with an honorary white doctor’s
raising $41,000 for the Child Life/Child Development Program. coat during the 6th annual Mattel Party on the Pier! in Santa
Child Life volunteer Ms. Fleur Levine was this year’s top fund Monica on September 25. Other celebrity attendees included
raiser. The 5K Run/Walk features live bands, a silent auction, Joely Fisher, Chris Klein, and Drake Bell. The sold-out crowd
giveaways, carnival-type games, and lots of free food. Master of 1,400 packed the pier’s Pacific Park, where guests enjoyed
of Ceremonies Topher Grace motivated the crowd with the help unlimited rides, carnival booth games filled with prizes donated
of the UCLA Spirit Squad and a patient who benefited from the by Mattel, and an unrivaled silent auction.
Child Life Program while undergoing treatment at Mattel Chil- “We are truly grateful for the tremendous support we receive
dren’s Hospital at UCLA. from our donors and sponsors,” said Dr. McCabe. “Funds raised
at the annual Mattel Party on the Pier! are earmarked for a variety
Eric Gagné Thinks Blue (and Gold) of important programs that support our kids, including the Child
Dodgers pitcher Eric Gagné hosted the first annual Eric Gagné Life department, genetic research for obesity and diabetes, and
Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza at Lucky the craniofacial program, as well as hospital equipment.”
Strike Lanes in Hollywood. Mr. Gagné was joined by his Dodger Mattel Inc., the title sponsor, and more than 70 corporate and
teammates and celebrity friends for a night of bowling for adults individual sponsors helped make the fund raiser a success.
and children of all ages. Proceeds benefited his foundation, In addition, Mattel Inc. donated 14,000 toys for the event and
committed to providing educational, athletic, and recreational recruited more than 100 Mattel employees to volunteer. Special
opportunities for the youth of the greater Los Angeles community, thanks also go to Glenn Bozarth and Carol Conforti, event
and his charity of choice, Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. co-chairs, and their hardworking committee.
Farmer John, maker of the famous Dodger Dogs, also donated
$500 for every baseball game “saved” by a Dodger relief pitcher.
Berlex Laboratories Inc. Lori and Michael Milken
Carol Young Brooke Foundation Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Dodgers Dream Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Orefice
Farmer John Meats Judy and Michael Ovitz
Mr. Colin Farrell Mr. and Mrs. Raul E. Paiz
Fisher-Price Melissa and Timothy Pennington
Mr. Marc Forster Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey V. Peterson
Fox Entertainment Group Dr. Ronald Reuben
GlaxoSmithKline Maxine and Gene Rosenfeld
Mattel children’s Hospital at ucLA John Gogian Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Sear
January 1 - December 31, 2005 The Harry and Barbara Goldman Foundation The Caryll M. and Norman F. Sprague Founda-
Mr. J. David Haft tion
Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation Janis & Jeffrey Susskind
$1,000,000 – $4,999,999 Instrumentexchange.com Gail and Irv Weintraub
Daniel Kursman Living Trust Dr. Solomon and Mrs. Marie Kaplan Ms. Reese Witherspoon and Mr. Ryan Phillippe
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Ms. Cari Wolk
$500,000 - $999,999 Mrs. Jacqueline Lefrak
Casey Lee Ball Foundation Mar Vista Family Center $1,000 - $4,999
Dina La Vigna Breath of Life Fund The Sean McCauley Hope Foundation, Inc. Anonymous
Jeffrey Modell Foundation Milken Family Foundation Anonymous
$100,000 - $499,999 MultiPlan, Inc. Anonymous
Anonymous Nu Image, Inc. Abbott Laboratories
Anonymous Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Adler
American Heart Association Paramount Pictures Group American Academy of Neurology
American Society of Clinical Oncology Rags for Riches Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Avi A. Arad
Lance Armstrong Foundation Regency Enterprises Associated Students UCLA
Leonard Binette Trust The Resnick Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rick Baker
The California Endowment Mr. Scott Rusin Barnes Morris Klein Mark & Yorn PC
Lita Annenberg Hazen Foundation Ellen and Richard Sandler Ms. Linda Berman and Mr. Erwin More
National March of Dimes Birth Defects Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club Mr. and Mrs. Les Bider
Foundation Ray & Janet Scherr Foundation Bingham McCutchen LLP
The Tres Chicas Foundation Terry & Jane Semel Charitable Foundation Steven & Dayna Bochco
UniHealth Foundation Harvey and Lillian Silbert Family Trust Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Boyer
Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern LLP Mr. Glenn Bozarth
$50,000 - $99,999 Ms. Kelly C. Stehle Pam & Kurt Brendlinger
Anonymous The Walt Disney Company Burgundy Accessories
Bickerstaff Family Foundation William Morris Agency Nicholas Burns & Family
Children’s Heart Foundation Ms. Pamela Woods and Mr. Kirk Pasich Call Henry, Inc.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. Elizabeth and Colin Callender
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Fogelman $5,000 - $9,999 Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Campbell
Insmed Incorporated Anonymous Paul & Sandra Carter
Mrs. Samuel Kaplan Mrs. Ioe I. Adler Cerritos Optimist Club
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society The American Academy of Pediatrics Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Marc Chapus
Looking Above and Beyond, Inc. Bain & Company/Russ Hagey Charlie’s Buddies
Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Ms. Betty Bennett and Mr. Robert Clearmoun- Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cheng
Foundation tain City of El Segundo Fire Department
Katherine D. Martin Trust Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bergman Ms. Carol A. Conforti
Mattel, Inc. Brillstein-Grey Enterprises Mr. Patrick T. Connor
National Kidney Foundation Inc. The Broadhurst Foundation Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Sepulveda Research Corporation Ms. Amy L. Brooks Crest Steel Corporation
$25,000 - $49,999 Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Burroughs CT Realty Corporation
Anonymous Rick & Tina Caruso Ms. Samantha Daniels
Anonymous Celebrity Poker Showdown, BRAVO Ms. Judy Davis
The American Lung Association Citigroup J.R. and Cynthia DeLang
Amgen Inc. Disneyland Resort/Cast Community Fund Delbert Hodge Enterprises
Paige Bronchick Charitable Foundation Mr. Mickey Dude Patty & Robert Dickman
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Crofoot Mrs. Maxine N. Dunitz DreamWorks SKG
Dr. and Mrs. Neal Cutler Giannetti Architecture and Interiors, Inc. Ms. Cassian Elwes
Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, Inc. Greenberg Glusker Randall Emmett - Emmett Furla Films
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Evan M. Greenspan Mr. Eric Erenstoft
Hope Street Kids Mary Ann and Kip Hagopian Ethan and Anne Falk
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lyle Ms. Karen Hermelin and Mr. Mark Borman Jo Champa Farrell and Joseph Farrell
Novo Nordisk, Inc. Mr. Craig L. Hoelzel Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Feig
Southland Title Children’s Foundation Mr. David A. Kaminow Mr. John Ferriter
Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation KAOS Entertainment Enterprizes Mr. Steven A. Finley
SWC-UCLA Run/Walk Kolisch Hartwell P.C. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Flaherty III
Talecris Biotherapeutics Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lambert Dr. and Mrs. Eric W. Fonkalsrud
Lapin Apparel Ltd. Cindy and Glenn Frey
$10,000 - $24,999 Lions Gate Entertainment Company Dr. Eric L. Fugier
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Littman Fun With Books, Inc.
The Ahmanson Foundation Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc. Mr. Gregory G. Gabriel
Mr. Eric Bana Madisons Foundation Gift of the Heart
Globalquest Solutions, Inc. M W Rose Company Inc. Jai, Becky and Cambria Winding
Google Niagara Bottling, LLC Mr. and Mrs. David Wirtschafter
Greene, Broillet, & Wheeler LLP Nobel Middle School Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zeff
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Norton, Jr. Ms. Kristin Zethren and Mr. Chic Wolk
Mr. Tom Ham Novartis Pharmaceuticals USA Mr. and Mrs. Hans Zimmer
Mr. Elliot Handler Ms. Ginger L. Osman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanning Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian Mattel children’s Hospital at ucLA
Mr. Todd Harris Mr. Michael A. Paseornek 2005 Board of Directors
Drs. Rick Harrison and Susan Hammar Perkins & Will
Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hartzell Perry & Neidorf, LLP Lou Adler
The Hershey Company Marvel S. Platoff Foundation Page Adler
Mr. L. B. Higgins Mr. John A. Ptak Glenn Bozarth
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hill, Jr. Shawn Pyfrom Beth Cutler
Mr. Stephen J. Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Reiss J.R. DeLang
Hollywood Park Racing Charities Inc. Roche Laboratories, Inc. Ethan Falk
The Home Depot, Inc. Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley John Fogelman
David and Evelyn Hou Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rosenberg Liz Greenspan
Mr. and Mrs. John Iloulian Marcia & Kacy Rozelle David Haft
Insight LA Saints Simon and Jude School Roberta Haft
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Jarzynka Salamander Fund Walter Hill, Jr.
Jan & Arabella Johannes Dr. and Mrs. Raman Sankar Scott Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Joseph Mr. Jeffry Scapa Jonathan Littman
Ms. Jane Kaczmarek Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Scioscia Robert Lyle
Kasil, Inc. Sea Gate Travel Group Becky Mancuso-Winding
Diane Kessler David and Jann Sears Alexandra Milchan-Lambert
Mr. Kasra Keyhan Ms. Risa Shapiro Carole Nussbaum
KidsArt, Inc. Mrs. Judith L. Shore Jerry Orefice
Kinoha, Inc. Siemens Medical Systems Inc. Michael Paseornek
Mr. Grant Kirkpatrick, KAA Design Group Rear Admiral and Mrs. Raymond C. Smith Ellen Sandler
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Koeppe Mr. Michael Jay Solomon Ray Scherr
L & D Longo Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Sarah Sorensen Mark Sear
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lasorda Specialty Transport Helene Spiegel
LBA Realty St. Martin of Tours School Bryan Stockton
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leib Drs. E. Richard and Judith H. Stiehm
Mrs. Harry Lenart Mr. and Mrs. Bryan G. Stockton Today’s and Tomorrow’s children fund
Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. Stone, Meyer, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP
Management 360 Miss Michelle Susskind and
Mr. and Mrs. Ori Marmur Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Susskind Barbara Bergman
Mattel Children’s Foundation Ms. Allyson A. Tachiki Amy Brooks
Drs. Linda L. and Edward R. B. McCabe Tank and Refinery Services Company, Inc. Andrea Burroughs
Mr. and Mrs. Cary Meadow Dr. Murugesa Thangavel Mary Ann Hagopian
Mr. and Mrs. Cary W. Medill 3 Arts Entertainment, Inc. Susan Lyle
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. The Jamie and Steve Tisch Foundation Nancy Marks
Elizabeth and Charles Meyer Ms. Jeanette Trepp Lori Milken
Mrs. Opal M. Meyer Union Bank of California Judy Ovitz
Midas Entertainment, Inc. Universal Studios, Inc. Melissa Pennington
Ms. Alyssa Milano Velvet Crossing Marketing, LLC Eva Peterson
Gregory & EJ Milken Mr. Arkady Voloshin Jeanne Reynolds
Hillary and Lance Milken Warner Bros. Studios Maxine Rosenfeld
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Minahan Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Weithorn Ellen Sandler
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell R. Julis Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wiatt Janet Scherr
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation John & Jeanne Williams Jennifer Sear
The John and Colleen Morrissey Foundation Ms. Lynn A. Williams and Mr. Michael Croft Janis Susskind
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