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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 6, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Physician News

Robert M. Davidson, M.D. ...

Howard M. Sandler, M.D. ...

Keith L. Black, M.D. ...

Shlomo Melmed, M.D. ...

Boris Catz, M.D. ...

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Pharmacy Focus

Automatic substitutions during shortages of MVI-12 and changes to ordering and screening of total parenteral nutrition were among the items approved by Cedars-Sinai's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at its June meeting.

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Meetings and Events

The Many Faces of Japan – Aug. 9

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop Evening Seminars – Aug. 9, 11, 12

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

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Emergency Contact Information Must Be Updated

MEC Update

Medical staff members are responsible for maintaining current emergency contact information in Web/VS, which may be used if an urgent patient care issue arises.

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GPS-like System Targets Radiation to Tumors

A new treatment that uses a precise a GPS-like system to track prostate cancer tumors is now being offered to patients undergoing radiation therapy at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The monitoring system, called Calypso, allows radiation beams to more precisely target the cancer as it gives real-time positioning information that allows the radiation beams to focus directly on the cancer.

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Kulber appointed MEC Treasurer

David Kulber, M.D., was appointed to serve as treasurer through the end of 2010 at the Medical Executive Committee's August meeting.

He is clinical chief of the Department of Surgery and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.


Cedars-Sinai Recognized for High Standards in Protecting the Welfare of Research Participants

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has received its third consecutive full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP), whose goal is to ensure that research institutions meet the highest standards in respecting and protecting individuals who participate in research.

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Viewing OR Schedule by Procedure

Web/VS Tip of the Week 

The capability to view procedures in the order in which they have been entered in SIS (the order in which they will be performed) is available in Web/VS. The "OR Schedule" function in Web/VS provides information about past and future surgeries and procedures in both inpatient and outpatient areas. 

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