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October 27 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff
 

Army Sergeant in Iraq "meets" newborn via live video feed

Just hours after his wife, Sandra, gave birth to their daughter, Kiara Marie, at Cedars-Sinai, first-time father U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jason Haislip, who is serving in Iraq, got to "meet" his newborn.


MEC Election Results Announced

Newly elected officers and MEC representatives have been announced by Willis Wagner, M.D., medical staff secretary.


Pharmacy Focus

Celebrating Pharmacy Week October 22-28, 2006

The Medical Staff recognizes the diligent work of our colleagues in Pharmacy. They are a critical part of the healthcare provider team and we thank them for their efforts towards ensuring quality patient care and safety.

 

 

Cedars-Sinai researchers are part of a multicenter study team

This hexagon contains the genotyping data for a single DNA sample from a patient with Crohn's disease, and the colors indicate the result for a total of 384 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Data as pictured here was used in the study to identify the human IL23R gene as a susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease. This technology was newly installed in the genotyping core of the Medical Genetics Institute and makes it possible to test up to 100 genes, or up to 1,536 SNPs, for relationship to disease in a single experiment.
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The North American IBD Genetics Consortium has linked a gene mutation to the development of Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects 100 to 150 of every 100,000 people of European ancestry. The consortium is composed of IBD genetics research groups from seven centers in North America, including Cedars-Sinai.


Deadline is Dec. 31, 2006


Debra Judelson, M.D., received the "Women of Courage" award from KABC-TV 7...

Christopher S. Ng, M.D., has been named director of Laparoscopic Urologic Oncology and...

M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D., has joined as director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery...

Eugene I. Tsimerinov, M.D., has been appointed assistant director of the...

 

Paul Hackmeyer, M.D., talks about how he combines family time with regular workouts by taking karate lessons with his teenage son.


Gene Transfer Using Mutant Cholesterol Provides Benefits

A gene transfer that produces a mutant form of "good" cholesterol provides significantly better anti-plaque and anti-inflammation benefits than therapy using the "normal" HDL gene, according to a mouse study conducted by cardiology researchers here.


MEC Meeting Change: Tuesday, Nov. 7


Lecture by Stephen Geller, M.D. -- Friday, Nov. 10

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