December 15 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Only Two Weeks Remain to Fulfill CME Requirement

Physicians with an active license before Jan. 1, 2002, only have two more weeks to complete the required 12 hours of continuing education credits on pain management and the treatment of terminally ill patients. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2006.

2007 MEC Secretary & Treasurer Announced

The MEC has elected the following physicians to the offices of secretary and treasurer for 2007:

  • Keith Klein, M.D. -- Secretary (first term)
  • Norman Schulman, M.D. -- Treasurer (second term)

Drug Shortages Update

Pharmacy has been able to obtain an approximately six-week supply of albuterol for the medical center. However, we are experiencing an acute shortage of cefoxitin, which is expected to continue for another six to eight weeks.


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8SE and 6SW Undergo Remodeling

Remodeled 8SE Nurse Station

With its new low-rise nurse stations, 8SE has become an even more inviting environment for physicians, patients and their families.

Keith L. Black, M.D., who nearly 10 years ago brought his surgical skills and research interests to Cedars-Sinai, has been named chairperson of the medical center's newly established Department of Neurosurgery.

Happy Holidays!

Pulse will be on hiatus during the holidays. We will return on January 5.

Roswell (pictured) is a Cedars-Sinai P.O.O.C.H. volunteer and the official mascot of the Division of Transfusion Medicine.

(Photo courtesy of Bill Pollard in Medical Media)


M. Michael Shabot, M.D."

Dr. M. Michael Shabot, director of Surgical Intensive Care and associate director of the Dept. of Surgery, takes a look back at his 24 years at CSMC.

2007 Gifted Scholar in Neuroscience Award Offered

The 2007 Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is now being offered to eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students pursuing training in the field of neuroscience.

Nuclear Cardiology & Cardiac CT: Case Review with the Experts -- Jan. 19-21

International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy -- Jan. 26-28

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