Investigator(s): Lynda Polgreen, MD, MS

The groundbreaking study was led by Lynda Polgreen, MD, MS,  Investigator at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TLI) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, focused on using anakinra, a recombinant interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, on addressing the neuroinflammation component of Sanfilippo Syndrome.

Investigator(s): Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD

Marking a special milestone for medical research, Mary Burns, a 94-year-old trailblazer in the battle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), made her return to The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (TLI). Fifteen years ago, Burns was the first to join the COPDGene study — a cutting-edge investigation seeking to unravel the complexities of COPD. As she walked through the doors of the Respiratory Research Center, it was more than just a routine check-up; it marked the inauguration of "Phase 4" of this pivotal study.