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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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Gracie Allen Drive Closed Due to Water Main Break

Gracie Allen Drive is closed in both directions between San Vicente Boulevard and George Burns Road after a City of Los Angeles water main ruptured at the corner of Gracie Allen and Sherbourne early this morning. Water service has been restored, but repairs may cause the street to be closed for the next few days.

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Hotline Answers Clinicians' Computer Questions

A special hotline has been set up to help clinicians with all their CS-Link and Web/VS questions. For immediate assistance, you can dial ext. 3-6428, option 3. A dedicated physician line is available at ext. 3-2828.

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Cedars-Sinai E-mail System to Change June 16

EIS is upgrading e-mail system servers to Exchange Server 2010 as part of an ongoing effort to provide Cedars-Sinai staff with improved and reliable e-mail services.

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Zebrafish Earn Their Stripes in Cushing's Research

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have a petite, yet productive new model to use in testing drugs to treat Cushing's disease.

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Summer Issue of Discoveries Magazine Is Out Now!

The summer issue features two stories that explore the extraordinary impact of clinical trials on patients. It will take you "back to school" with a story about Brainworks, Dr. Keith Black's program designed to introduce science and medicine to underprivileged kids. You also can learn about the new challenge facing people with HIV/AIDS: aging.


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Circle of Friends Honorees from May

Fifty-four people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in May.

Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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Register Now to Run for Her

Annual 5k Walk and Run is Nov. 13

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Run for Her® 5K Friendship Walk and Run on Sunday, Nov. 13. This event supports ovarian cancer research and awareness. To register, go to www.runforher.com.


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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.

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