November 14 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

MD/RN Collaborative

seeks physicians' input

Time is running out to participate in the MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey, which ends Nov. 21. The survey takes roughly five minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking here.

Make your diagnosis

History: A
42-year-old with enlarged painful second toe.

FDA issues update for bisphosphonates

After reviewing safety data, the FDA recently announced it has found no clear association between the use of bisphosphonates and the potential increased risk of atrial fibrillation.


CMIO to work with Medical Staff

Paul Silka, M.D., participates in one of the ongoing detailed design sessions for CS-Link.

Paul Silka, M.D., will help usher in Cedars-Sinai's transition to CS-Link, the new integrated information system, in his new role as Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director for Clinical Informatics.

Vaccination encouraged for Medical Staff

The flu vaccine is now available to all Cedars-Sinai physicians, at no cost.

Click below for more information on where you can get your vaccination this month.

How to view past tips

Web/VS now has an alphabetical listing of archived Web/VS tips. Please visit the following link (http://web.csmc.edu/12144.html) to access the list.

Please note that the list is only available via the Cedars-Sinai Intranet site and is not available from outside of the medical center.


Robert Davidson, M.D., received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology ...

Michael Weisman, M.D., will receive the Jane Wyman Award from the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis ...

Glenn Braunstein, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai, is a primary investigator on a study that showed testosterone, when used with no other hormone therapy, is an effective treatment for low libido in postmenopausal women.

4th Annual Run for Her - Nov. 16

Healthcare Reform after Presidential Politics - Nov. 19


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