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Rep. Barragán Celebrates $496,000 in Federal Funding for Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation


March 26, 2024

Contact: Kevin McGuire


West Carson, CA. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán was joined by Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation Interim President and CEO, Marianne Gausche-Hill to celebrate $469,000 in federal funding the Congresswoman secured to provide bioscience research internships at Lundquist for local undergraduate students.   

“Our communities are disproportionally impacted by health challenges, including asthma, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory illnesses,” said Rep. Barragán. “One of my top priorities is to fight for equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare. The Lundquist Institute plays a vital role in contributing to scientific innovations and medical advancements in West Carson and across the country. This funding will expand the Institute’s bioscience research training opportunities for local students from underserved communities. I was proud to secure this funding to help accelerate the discovery of innovative treatments that will directly benefit our communities.”

The Lundquist Institute is a nonprofit established in 1952 on the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus, and collaborates with academic institutions, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, research sponsors, and healthcare entities to discover innovative healthcare treatments. Congresswoman Barragán secured this funding for the Institute in the first tranche of government funding bills passed earlier this month. 


Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).