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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 3, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

New FDA alerts

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the following alerts:

- Maraviroc (Selzentry®) and hepatotoxicity

- Risk to children of secondary exposure of estradiol transdermal spray (Evamist®)

- Update: Boxed warning for perflutren lipid microsphere (Definity®)

- Boxed warning update for the entire class of TNF-alpha blockers

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Meetings and events


Grand rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.


Upcoming CME conferences

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

CME Newsletter - January 2012 (PDF)

Inpatient psychiatry admissions to cease Feb. 4

Effective Saturday, Feb. 4, at 12:01 a.m., patients will no longer be admitted to 3 West, the inpatient psychiatry unit, as part of the previously announced changes in psychiatry. Patients requiring inpatient psychiatry services who present to our Emergency Department will be referred to other facilities.

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Less than 30 days until CS-Link go-live

We are now less than 30 days away from the March 2 CS-Link™ go-live.If you have not signed up for your eight hours of CS-Link training, you need to do so now. You must complete training by March 2, 2012, in order to access CS-Link after March 2 to care for patients.

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Warning about phone scam and phishing messages

By Spencer L. SooHoo, PhD
Chief Security Officer, EIS

There are two recent computer-related scams targeting Cedars-Sinai.


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Danovitch named chair of Department of Psychiatry

Itai Danovitch, MD, has been selected as the new chair of Cedars-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry. As chair of the newly restructured department, Danovitch will lead faculty and staff through the transformation of the department with a focus on providing high-quality patient care through its hospital-based consultation/liaison services.

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Maya named co-chair of Department of Imaging

Marcel Maya, MD, has been selected as the new co-chair of the Department of Imaging at Cedars-Sinai. As co-chair, Maya will be working closely with department chair Barry D. Pressman, MD, in handling the administrative responsibilities of the department.


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Medical Library has 2012 Physician's Desk Reference for $20

Cedars-Sinai's Medical Library is selling copies of the 2012 Physician's Desk Reference for $20 - a quarter of the cost charged by most booksellers.



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Teen Volunteer applications available Feb. 1

Do you know a young person who is interested in participating in our Teen Volunteer Program? They might be interested in pursuing a life in medicine, making a difference in our community or just in need of community service hours. Those who will be at least 14 years old by June 1 are encouraged by the Volunteer Services Department to apply to this program.

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