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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 17, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Two minutes with Claude Killu, MD

Claude Killu, MD, is director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Critical Care Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai. 

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Meetings and events


Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - August 2012 (PDF)

Arm yourself against the flu

Flu vaccine clinics begin right after Labor Day

Cedars-Sinai will begin offering free flu vaccinations to all employees, including medical staff, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, immediately following the Labor Day holiday.

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Study: Vaccine targets malignant brain cancer antigens, significantly lengthens survival

An experimental immune-based therapy more than doubled median survival of patients diagnosed with the most aggressive malignant brain tumor, Cedars-Sinai researchers reported in Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, published online Aug. 3.

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Circle of Friends honorees for July

The Circle of Friends program honored 74 people in July. 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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FDA updates regarding Zofran, Ampyra

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released information that Zofran® (ondansetron) may affect electrical activity of the heart and the risk of seizures in patients with multiple sclerosis who are starting Ampyra® (dalfampridine).

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Celebrating PhD program's accreditation

Members of the Cedars-Sinai community gathered recently to celebrate the recent accreditation of the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine.



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Referrals being accepted for new Pediatric Coping Skills group

Cedars-Sinai's Clinical Neuropsychology Services is starting outpatient pediatric coping skills program for children ages 7 to 12 years old. Referrals are being accepted for the five-week group course.

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Imaging case of the month for August

Make your diagnosis

History: A 46-year-old male with chest pain and shortness of breath.

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