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Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Flu shot clinics are planned this month for ...

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Medication Shortage Update

Pharmacy Focus

Ascorbic Acid 500mg/ml 50ml injection vials ...

Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide ...

Epinephrine 0.1mg/ml 10ml syringes ... 

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Printing Patient Results

Web/VS Tip of the Week

When you need to print patient results, use the "Print" icon at the right end of the silver banner across the top of the page.

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Meetings and Events

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

"Divination and DNA: The Hazard, but Inevitability, of 'Divination' in Our New Genomics"
Oct. 20

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity
Oct. 22

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Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., Appointed OB/Gyn Chair

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in maternal-fetal medicine and women’s health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She will begin at Cedars-Sinai on Jan. 3, 2011.

Dr. Kilpatrick currently heads the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is vice dean of the university's College of Medicine. During her 11-year tenure at the university, she led major clinical, research, academic and administrative initiatives, focusing on those that brought together different medical specialties and health science disciplines, including nursing, pharmacy and public health.

As vice dean for the medical school, she has been instrumental in improving clinical service, recruiting faculty, strategic planning and enhancing philanthropy to the medical school. Dr. Kilpatrick led efforts that enhanced the quality of patient care, improved the educational program, and strengthened the medical center's community relationships. Prior to joining the university in 1999, she served on the faculty of U.C. San Francisco medical school.

Dr. Kilpatrick's specialties include high-risk pregnancy and pre-term delivery, as well as medical complications of pregnancy. Her research interests are clinical obstetrics, including maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as preterm birth management and outcomes.

Dr. Kilpatrick received her medical degree from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Chicago. She completed her graduate medical training at U.C. San Francisco.

The nationwide search was led by Noel Bairey-Merz, M.D., director of the Women's Heart Center and director of Cedars-Sinai's Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, and an interdepartmental committee. Phillip Brooks, M.D., a member of the medical staff since 1964, has been serving as the department’s interim chair for the past several months.