Oct. 2 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Free seasonal vaccinations available now

The seasonal influenza vaccine is now available at no cost to medical staff members.

The H1N1 vaccine will be available for physicians when Cedars-Sinai receives supplies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


A special event is being held to launch the Circle of Friends Program, which allows patients to donate on behalf of physicians and staff. The first ever Grand Rounds sponsored by Community Relations and Development will take place at noon on Friday, Oct. 30, in Harvey Morse Auditorium and feature Julie Salamon, author of Hospital.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns of the potential for dosing errors with Tamiflu, revising safety information for Exjade, and reports on cases of acute pancreatitis in patients using sitagliptin.


Aerial rendering of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

Site preparation begins in October 2009

The Cedars-Sinai Health System Board of Directors has granted final approval for the construction of a much-needed addition to the Cedars-Sinai campus, the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

About 100 medical students attended the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception on Tuesday evening.

The students took a tour of the medical center and learned about the array of training opportunities available at Cedars-Sinai.

At left, Dr. Sheila Kar addresses the audience during the medical student reception.

Private physician office staff can obtain accounts

Employees in private physician's offices can view Web/VS with their own individual accounts.

To obtain Web/VS accounts for your staff, you may contact the Web/VS Support Team at (310) 423-2828, click on the "Contact Us" button in Web/VS (located in the blue shaded area on the bottom left side of the screen), or e-mail us at mdsupport@cshs.org with a request for Web/VS Access for your office staff.


Dr. Allan Silberman and his brother, Dr. Howard Silberman of USC, recently completed their second edition of the text, Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems.

Cardiology faculty, private attendings join in study

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is helping attending cardiologists and faculty physicians to collaborate on a research study. The TOPCAT study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is trying to discern whether the potassium-sparing diuretic Spironolactone improves the symptoms of heart failure improve.

Educational Meeting in Gastroenterology -
Oct. 9-11

Head to Toe: Orthopaedic Aspects of the Growing Child - Oct. 10

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 26


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