New Research Executive Brings Wealth of Experience to Institute

LOS ANGELES – (August 18, 2014) – Bringing a wealth of experience in research administration, Susan D. Rubin recently joined Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) in a newly created role of chief operating officer and general counsel.

LOS ANGELES – (August 15, 2014) – Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) recently named six new members to its Board of Directors, expanding the board’s expertise in the law, scientific research, engineering, development, public affairs and more.

David B. Duthu, Dr. David Heber, Joan Hood Jones, Anne-Merelie Murrell, Barnet Resnick and Dan Rosenfeld have joined the board of LA BioMed, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit independent research institutes.

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, the world’s foremost expert on end-stage kidney disease, has followed his research to the controversial proposition that obesity might be a patient’s best friend in the hour of greatest need.

Recent findings by Kalantar-Zadeh and some of his colleagues have landed him square in the middle of an “obesity paradox,” which is the subject of sometimes heated debate among physicians, researchers and public health officials.