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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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Meetings and Events

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Housestaff Takes the Win

The Housestaff Blues outscored the Attending Staff Gomers 40-36 in this year’s basketball game sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health and Education.

In addition to basketball, attendees were treated to a cookout and the Laker Girls were on hand for photos and autographs.

Playing for the Blues were: Robert Basseri, M.D., Candice Daneshvar, M.D., Ankit Shah, M.D., Jonathan Helali, M.D., Doniel Drazin, M.D., Fred Lai, M.D., Jonathan Wiebe, M.D., Jason Dugan, M.D., Michael Schmidt, M.D., Brian Huang, M.D., Pouyan Famini, M.D., Benjamin Basseri, M.D., Vamsi Krishna, M.D., Sherwin Dela Cruz, M.D. They were coached by Daniel Daneshvar, M.D.

Playing for the Gomers were: Neil Paige, M.D., Richard Kettler, M.D., Anthony Pickett, M.D., Mark Choi, M.D., Patrick Johnson, M.D., Elad Yaron, M.D., Greg Orshansky, M.D., Gil Melmed, M.D., Scott Leeds, M.D., Calvin Johnson, M.D., Paul Barkopoulos, M.D., Anish Desai, M.D., Rab Razzak, M.D., Jerome Wang, M.D., Paul Shekelle, M.D., Ali Towfigh, M.D., Mark Bamberger, M.D., Itai Danovitch, M.D., Rady Rahban, M.D., David Fermelia, M.D., Afshin Afrashteh, M.D. They were coached by Dr. Orshansky.

Housestaff Blues

Attending Staff Gomers

Coordinating the event were: Yzhar Charuzi, M.D., president, Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association; Logan M. Williams, associate director, Community Health & Education; Mark Noah, M.D., medical director of Graduate Medical Education; Rab Razzak, M.D., Greg Orshansky, M.D., Alumni Association board member; Ramprasad Dandillaya, M.D., Alumni Association treasurer; Dorothy Lowe, M.D., Alumni Association secretary; David Fermelia, M.D., Alumni Association board member; Kevin Ollington, M.D., chief resident; Angel Harmon, MAII, Community Health & Education; Fredia Morris, MAIII, Community Health & Education


Photos by Thomas Neerken