LA BioMed Receives Community Service Award – Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council Honors the Institute

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinating Council presented the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) with its Community Service Award on May 22, an annual honor it gives to an organization with programs that “greatly benefit the community.”

The Council, formed in 1956, provides programs of interest to the community and publishes an updated calendar of nonprofit events as a service the community. It has been presenting the Community Service Award to local organizations since 1961.

“LA BioMed has deep ties to the Peninsula community, and we are honored to have this recognition of our many programs and research that benefit the local community and people around the world,” said David I. Meyer, PhD, LA BioMed president and CEO. “The Peninsula is my home and the home to many of our researchers and staff. We especially appreciate the strong support LA BioMed receives from the Peninsula community.

The Council also presented the Teen Service Awards to nine teens on the Peninsula who volunteer their time and talent to make the community a better place. The honorees were: Praveen Kuruppu, Shauna McGinnis, Ashley Palmer, Kate Park, Grace Remeta, Fore Lang Siu, Kaitlin Skelton, William Whittenbury and Juli Yoshinaga.