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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 8, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

P&T Decisions Posted

Pharmacy Focus

Learn about P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics by clicking on the PDF below. Highlights include: pulmonary recommendations on the use of Xopenex® (levoalbuterol) and bronchodilator orders, updated 2011 Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Empiric Treatment Recommendations, and revisions to the STATIN automatic substitution table.

P&T Decisions (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Clinical Professorial Series to Include Attending Physicians

The Cedars-Sinai Health System's Board of Directors has approved the creation of a Clinical Professorial Series for Cedars-Sinai Health System.

"Implementation of this new Clinical Professorial Series will now allow us to acknowledge academic achievements and contributions by our clinicians. These clinical faculty appointments will be commensurate with other institutions of higher learning," said Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of the medical faculty.

In 2008, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center implemented the Professorial Series.

Eligibility for this new clinical series will be extended to all attending physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who are in good standing and fulfill the criteria enunciated in the bylaws. Rigorous, novel and innovative accomplishments that align with Cedars-Sinai's academic and clinical mission are essential qualifications for appointment to, and promotion within the series. Excellence in teaching is also a requirement of this series. A copy of the bylaws, which include additional eligibility criteria, will be published later this month.

"We set this up to be challenging and meaningful for those who obtain the ranks," said William W. Brien, M.D., executive vice chair of the Department of Surgery, who helped conceptualize the program. "The program is really about the medical center's academic and clinical mission. It aims to recognize these professionals for their contributions to the national and international field of medicine."

Similar to the medical center's Professorial Series, dossiers for clinical professor appointments will be submitted by the department chair for review by a peer review council whose members will be charged with providing an objective appraisal process and maintaining standards and equity.

In the coming weeks, Melmed said he and Tom Priselac, president and chief executive officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System, will be appointing the 12 inaugural members of the Clinical Academic Promotions & Appointments Council (CLIN-APAC).

"We look forward to announcing the committee membership later this summer and beginning to accept applications from the departments early this fall," Melmed said. "Together with the Professorial Series, the Clinical Professorial series allows the medical center to continue to recognize our exceptional commitment to academic excellence, medical education and the delivery of unprecedented patient care."

The Clinical Professorial Series will be administered through the Academic Human Resources Office.

For more information, please contact Tara O'Shea, director of Academic Human Resources, at (310) 423-5539 or tara.oshea@cshs.org.