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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 10, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Street Closures for Annual Pride Celebration

Several area streets will be closed for the 41st Annual LA Pride Festival scheduled for June 10-12 in West Hollywood.

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2 Minutes with ... Robert J. Siegel, M.D.

Dr. Siegel is director of the Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and cardiology director of the Cedars-Sinai Marfan Center. He holds the Rexford S. Kennamer, M.D., Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound.

He took a few minutes away from the ultrasound machine to answer our questions.

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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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IRB Moves to Weekly Meetings

Starting in July, the Cedars-Sinai Institutional Review Board (IRB) committees will meet more often to improve the efficiency of the review process. Under the new schedule, each of the four rotating committees will convene every 30 days rather than every six weeks, resulting in at least one IRB meeting per week.

With the increase from 25 to 36 IRB meetings each year (not including stem cell committee meetings), it is anticipated that this change will reduce the amount of time it takes to review research protocols.

While more frequent meetings create additional challenges, the Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement is confident that the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Click the PDF below to view the revised schedule for July through December 2011.

Updated 2011 July - Dec. Meetings (PDF)