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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 20, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

December P&T decisions released

Pharmacy Focus

December Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF file below. Highlights include: updated C. diff treatment guidelines, dabigatran safety analysis, nesiritide guidelines, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for rosiglitazone and dofetilide.

P&T Approvals: December 2011 (PDF)


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)

Web/VS password can now match email, CS-Link

Web/VS has been enhanced so that it can use the same login and password as your Cedars-Sinai email account, the medical library resources, and your CS-Link™ account.

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Nobel Laureate speaks at Research Day

About 400 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, faculty and other research staff gathered Jan. 13 for Research Day III to showcase their studies and hear Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, PhD, discuss the latest findings on the inflammatory process.

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Cedars-Sinai Husband-Wife Team Launching Experimental Therapeutics Program in Cancer

Based in a quiet corner of Cedars-Sinai's Saperstein Critical Care Tower, new faculty members Alain and Monica Mita are launching a program for the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute to test cutting-edge cancer treatments.

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Neuromuscular disease expert joins Cedars-Sinai

Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, an expert in genetic defects and molecular mechanisms causing neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases, has joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to advance the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies and other poorly understood disorders that start in nerve cells and electrical signaling.

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Red wine may help cut breast cancer risk

Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Circle of Friends honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 160 people in December. 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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Wear red for women on Feb. 3

Support women's heart health by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 3, when Cedars-Sinai will mark the sixth annual Marlene Wald Memorial Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart disease as the leading killer of women.

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On MLK Day, a call to service and a celebration

Kevin Powell's words were consistent and tastefully humorous.They were bold, but balanced with an eloquence befitting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the legendary civil rights leader who was slain while advocating for love, peace and non-violence in America.




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