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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 13, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

CS-Link, Flu Shots and Parking on Open Forum Agenda

Two open forums for the medical staff are planned in the coming weeks to solicit feedback on three new policies being discussed in committees.

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Blues and Gomers Tip Off on Sunday

Don't know how to get your basketball fix now that the Lakers' season is over? Watch the Housestaff Blues take on the Attending Staff Gomers at the annual basketball game this Sunday, May 15.

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At the Core of Research

New imaging facility is first of its kind in U.S.

Imagine the ease of being able to have all the imaging equipment you need for the duration of a research study in one spot.

Cedars-Sinai's new Biomedical Imaging Research Institute is the only place in the country to give researchers this opportunity. It is designed specifically for imaging animal and human research subjects; it will not conduct studies on patients.

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April Circle of Friends Honorees Announced

Sixty-nine people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in April.

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.

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Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program Gets Clinical Director

Edwin Posadas, M.D., a noted clinician and researcher with expertise in advanced prostate cancer treatment and the biology of cancer's spread, has joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as the clinical director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

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Cedars-Sinai Remembers Victims of the Holocaust

Paul Shapiro, director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, shared his struggle to open up the 30 million documents held by the International Tracing Service at Cedars-Sinai’s 27th annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Program on Monday, May 2.


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Guatemala Mission Helps 1,000-Plus Patients

It started like this – nearly 100 volunteers, the majority from Cedars-Sinai, paid their own way to fly to Guatemala earlier this month. Most were strangers when they arrived at LAX, when they boarded the caravan of buses in Guatemala, and as they traveled for two days to an impoverished cluster of villages deep in of the rain forest.

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Cedars-Sinai Program Gets Cancer Survivors Up, Running Again

Tina Radburn loved to run and had made it such a part of her life and regular exercise routine that the athletic 39-year-old Australian had competed in six marathons and several half marathons.

Through a referral from her oncologist at Cedars-Sinai, Radburn was directed to the Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

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It's a Big Job but Someone Had to Do It

How Pharmacy Helped Implement New Medication Bar Coding

It's an understatement to say that there was a lot of behind-the-scenes work to implement Cedars-Sinai's new bar coding medication system. Much of the heavy lifting was done by pharmacists and technicians who work in the Main Pharmacy on the Lower Level of the medical center.

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