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Clinical Research > Mission Statement
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Founded by the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Charitable Foundation, Inc., the Vasek Polak Research Program ("Program") is a research program operated by Torrance Memorial Medical Center. The purpose of the Program is to conduct high quality clinical and health services research.

The Vasek Polak Research Program serves the public interest by:

  • Developing and conducting meaningful clinical and health care services research aimed at improving the health and/or quality of life of members of the community.
  • Providing administrative and technical support to investigators as they identify and develop research proposals.
  • Assisting researchers to find the clinical resources and funding necessary for proposed studies.
  • Educating the community regarding the research findings, and whenever possible working with the community to implement changes based on new information.