HMRI Breaks Ground for New Biomedical Research Building

Dr. Marie Csete celebrates the groundbreaking with her team

Dr. Marie Csete celebrates the groundbreaking with her team

Congratulations to Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) on breaking ground for their new, state-of-the-art biomedical research building.  I was surprised to learn that HMRI is not just another wing of Huntington Hospital, but a NON-profit organization, separate from the hospital, which raises its own funds through donations and grants. This building is a truly remarkable feat, and took many years of dedication to achieve.

HMRI is Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, and has more than six decades of achievement under its belt.  HMRI has contributed to developments in the treatment of epilepsy, hepatitis C, migraines, and early diagnostics for Alzheimers , among other breakthroughs. What an incredible organization and neighbor, and we are proud to have them in Pasadena!

The groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday was jubilant and full of excitement.  Dr Marie Csete MD, PhD, President and Chief Scientist, thanked the donors and supporters who have helped bring this dream to life. Guests enjoyed looking at the images of the beautiful, new building that will replace the eyesore that resides there now.  The program ended on a very high note, as we actually got to watch the demolition of the old building right before our eyes!

Each of us will likely know someone whose life is saved by biomedical research. Please take a moment to learn how you can help continue the advancements that may save your life or a loved one’s.

To learn more about HMRI, please visit their website by clicking here.

The old building that will be replaced by the new reseach building

The old building that will be replaced by the new reseach building

Demolished right in front of us!

Helen Baatz, Campaign Co-Chair and HMRI Board of Directors

Helen Baatz, Campaign Co-Chair and HMRI Board of Directors

 

Roger Engemann, HMRI Board of Directors

George Leal, HMRI Chairman of the Board of Directors

Cheryl Long celebrated the groundbreaking by posing with the shovel

Cheryl Long celebrated the groundbreaking by posing with the shovel

Rita Pudenz, Melvin and Regina Agajanian

Rita Pudenz, Melvin and Regina Agajanian

HMRI Staff celebrates

HMRI Staff celebrates

The crowd enjoyed the program, especially the big finish!

The crowd enjoyed the program, especially the big finish!

 

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