Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Multivitamin and Multi-Trace Metals Injection Shortage Resolved

Pharmacy Focus

Please note that the Pharmacy Department has been able to secure a sufficient amount of both Infuvite Adult Injectable MVIs (this formulation contains small amounts of Vitamin K-150mcg/10ml) and Adult Multi-Trace Metals (MTE-4). Therefore, these shortages are considered to be resolved at this time.  

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How Do White Blood Cells Detect Invaders to Destroy?

Research Corner

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how our bodies fight disease thanks to a discovery made at Cedars-Sinai. Researchers here found how a receptor on the surface of white blood cells can tell when invading fungi pose an immediate infectious threat. The discovery provides insight into how the body's immune system saves energy by not wasting its "ammo" on invaders that aren't as serious.

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IRB Announces Analyst Designations by Division

The Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement has changed its process for distributing the workload among the IRB analysts.

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AHSP Tops Out

With Final Steel Beam in Place, Building Enclosure Begins

The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion topped out on May 11 with the placement of the final structural beam.

With the structural steel completed, construction of the 11-story building's energy-efficient, double glass-walled exterior has begun and is expected to be completed a year from now. The Pavilion is set to open in summer 2013 and will feature state-of-the-art research laboratories and outpatient clinics located on the lower levels, and a three-story subterranean parking lot. Pedestrian bridges on the fifth floor and on the Plaza Level will connect the Pavilion to the medical center. Also included on the Plaza Level will be an Education Center, Pharmacy, Café, Imaging and Lab services.

Designed by architectural firm HOK and constructed by Hathaway Dinwiddie, the Pavilion is already garnering awards. On June 30, Cedars-Sinai, HOK and Hathaway Dinwiddie will receive the Community Impact Award and the Under Construction – Healthcare Award at the 41st Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, sponsored by the Los Angeles Business Council.