UCLA Unveils Global Bio Lab To Study Infectious Disease
On Monday, UCLA opened a $32 million, 6,000 square-foot Global Bio Lab to analyze infectious diseases and prepare for pandemics. According to Linda Rosenstock -- dean of the UCLA School of Public Health -- the lab initially will be used as an academic research facility to study influenza. Rosenstock added that the lab ultimately will be used by federal, state and local officials during disease "surge modes" to try toÂ curb the spread of illnesses.
- "UCLA Opens World's First Infectious Disease Lab" (Jahad/Bailey, "KPCC News," KPCC, 5/20).