SOURCE: Orthopaedic Hospital

August 31, 2007 17:51 ET

Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center Selects Vice Chair for Research

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2007) - Orthopaedic Hospital, a recognized world leader in patient care, education and research, announced that it has selected respected researcher and industry leader, John S. Adams, M.D. as vice chair for research for the new Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, opening September 27, 2007 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Representing a partnership with Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA, this will be the world's largest musculoskeletal research center. Scientists from both institutions will focus on the tools of cellular and molecular biology and genetics to develop revolutionary advances in orthopaedic-related conditions including hemophilia, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, joint replacement and osteoporosis.

"Dr. Adams represents the pinnacle of leadership and knowledge in the research field of musculoskeletal diseases," commented James V. Luck, Jr., M.D., president, CEO and medical director, Orthopaedic Hospital. "He will bring together the best scientists and physicians in the world to develop innovative cures for centuries-old crippling diseases. Cures could be a reality in our lifetime."

Previously, Adams was director of the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and holder of the Alfred Jay Firestein Chair in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He was the program director of the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Cedars-Sinai's Burns and Allen Research Institute. He is a professor of medicine in residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Adams received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology and internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

About Orthopaedic Hospital: Orthopaedic Hospital (OH) is a recognized world leader in patient care, teaching and research in orthopaedic medicine, resulting in an improved quality of life for children and adults with crippling disorders. For nearly a century, OH has been helping children afflicted with crippling conditions lead healthy, active lives, regardless of the family's ability to pay. The hospital is supported by the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation, and is expanding both its treatment and research facilities. In a partnership with UCLA, a new inpatient hospital and residency program for orthopaedic surgery are being established and the new Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center will be the largest and most sophisticated musculoskeletal research facility in the world.

Note to media: Photos are available of John Adams and the research center. Please contact The Phelps Group for pre-opening tour of the research center.

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