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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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CNO Marks 40 Years at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai celebrated four decades of dedicated service by its chief nursing officer on May 13, capping off several weeks of honors for Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN.

Hundreds attended the 40th anniversary party in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Burnes Bolton is renowned locally and nationally for her leadership and commitment to the improvement of both quality of care as well as the health of our community. In addition, she has devoted herself to improving access to healthcare and advancing the nursing practice in the United States.

Earlier this month, the UCLA School of Nursing commemorated Burnes Bolton's expansive career with the 2011 Leadership Award at the UCLA Nurse 21 Gala. The school also thanked Cedars-Sinai for its leadership gift of $20,000, which will be allocated toward the establishment of The Linda Burnes Bolton Emerging Leader Award and Scholarship with $5,000 in sponsorship of the Nurse 21 Gala. The recipient of the award will be a student who best exemplifies the leadership, drive and vision of a future leader in the nursing profession. The scholarship will be an endowed fund that provides – in perpetuity – a $5,000 scholarship to be presented each year.

The Los Angeles Business Journal also recognized Burnes Bolton with its Healthcare Executive Award in April, similarly highlighting her contributions and achievements “in helping Angelenos receive better healthcare.”

Burnes Bolton also was named among Modern Healthcare magazine's Top 25 Women in Healthcare. The biennial honor recognizes women who are making positive differences in the industry by providing leadership and mentorship. She was selected from a pool of more than 300 health care professionals from across the nation.

Burnes Bolton and Gail Grant, M.D., medical director of Resource and Outcomes Management, share a laugh at the anniversary party.

Burnes Bolton's graduation photo from the Arizona State University School of Nursing taken in May 1970.