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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 3, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Jan. 6 Reception for New OB/Gyn Chair

A welcome reception is planned for Sarah J. Kilpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., the new chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium, and medical staff members are invited to attend.

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FDA Restricts Use of Avandia®

Pharmacy Focus

- Use of Avandia® and other products with rosiglitazone restricted …

- FDA pulls propoxyphene and products containing propoxyphene from market …

- Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals …

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Meetings and Events

Alumni Association Business Meeting and Dinner 
Dec. 8

Policy, Practice, Perspective: End of Life Care at CSMC
Dec. 15

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MS.01.01.01, What?

Joint Commission Requires Medical Staff Constitution be Rewritten

Cedars-Sinai’s medical staff is completely rewriting its constitution and bylaws to meet new Joint Commission requirements that go into effect on March 31, 2011.

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Strokes for the Stroke Program

Cedars-Sinai’s Stroke Program was recently awarded the prestigious Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association for 24 consecutive months of compliance of the quality measures within the “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Program.


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Cedars-Sinai 'Nano-Drug' Hits Brain-Tumor Target

Nine years ago, scientists at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute detected a subtle shift occurring in the molecular makeup of the most aggressive type of brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme. With further study, they found that a specific protein called laminin-411 plays a major role in a tumor’s ability to build new blood vessels to support its growth and spread. But technology did not exist then to block this protein.

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Run for Her Raises Nearly $700,000

More than 4,000 runners and walkers, including more than a dozen physicians, took to the streets surrounding The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 14, for the sixth annual run for her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk.

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