Nov. 27 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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H1N1 Vaccinations Now Available to Medical Staff

* Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 2007
* Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in HM3
* Thursday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in HM3
* Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 2007 

ASAP, Inpatient Phase 1 launch successfully

CS-Link ASAP launched in the Emergency Department at 2:06 a.m. on Saturday. It was the first of two successful CS-Link go-lives over the weekend. 


Make your diagnosis

 History: A 77-year-old woman for routine screening mammogram.


Chondrolysis reported with elastomeric infusions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified healthcare professionals of 35 reports of chondrolysis (necrosis and destruction of cartilage) in patients given continuous intra-articular infusions of local anesthetics with elastomeric infusion devices to control post-surgical pain. 



Scott Karlan, M.D., will be VCOS

 Norman Schulman, M.D., (below left) has been elected as the new Chief of Staff for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Scott Karlan, M.D., (below right) was unanimously elected as Vice Chief of Staff for the same term. 

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine gives $5.5 million

 A team of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute stem cell researchers led by Eduardo Marbán, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund research leading to clinical trials of new treatments for heart attack patients. 

Drs. Beth and Scott Karlan celebrate after crossing the finish line at Run for Her.

Cedars-Sinai event raises record funds
for ovarian cancer research

 Nearly 4,500 people took part in the fifth annual Run for Her, with supporting walks being held in New York, Chicago, Miami and Austin. A total of $745,686 was raised by the Cedars-Sinai event. 


A husband and father of seven children, Dr. Lawrence S.C. Czer somehow finds time to make annual medical missions to Africa. The missions are coordinated through the Lighthouse Church of Santa Monica, where he and his wife are members.

Dr. Czer is medical director of the Heart Transplant Program, director of Transplantation Cardiology and co-director of the Cardiac Support (VAD) Program at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. 


Dedicated to Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Marla C. Dubinsky, M.D., director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and one of the world's leading researchers studying the disease, has been named the Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 


Cedars-Sinai Family Flu Clinic - Dec. 6

Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting and Dinner - Dec. 9

7th Annual Emergency Medicine Symposium
- Dec. 11

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