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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF March 16, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

February P&T decisions

Pharmacy focus

February Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF below. Highlights include: formulary consideration of methylnaltrexone (Relistor®), new boxed warnings and formulary restricted status of acetylcysteineinhalation.

P&T Approvals: February 2012 (PDF)


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 - March 2012 (PDF)

CS-Link IP3: two weeks down

As to be expected with a change of this magnitude, there have been challenges. Nevertheless, medical staff members have risen to the occasion and are becoming noticeably more proficient in their use of CS-Link™.

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Is there a nurse you'd like to honor?

The best actors get nominated for an Oscar®. The best nurses at Cedars-Sinai get nominated for a Maggie. Online nominations for the 2012 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award are being accepted from March 19 through April 6. Only medical staff members may submit a nomination.

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Get your bifocals on: managing both long-term and short-term change

President's Perspective

Just as bifocal eyeglasses give people the ability to see things that are close as well as far away, our vision as a leading healthcare institution in this era of change needs to have a dual focus - on what's best for both the short term and the long term.

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Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence applications due March 30

The Cedars-Sinai Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai site of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTSI) have established a new program for recognizing clinical fellows' research accomplishments. Clinical fellows in their first fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai are invited to apply for the Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research.

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A new collaboration on infectious, immunological diseases

Two prolific physician scientists who have tackled the pathogenesis of inflammation and drug-resistant staph infections make up the leadership team of Cedars-Sinai's new Infectious and Immunologic Diseases Research Center. The center was created to foster collaboration to speed translational research specifically in infectious and immunological diseases.

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Circle of Friends honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 133 people in February. 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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A new Middle East medical coordinator

Labeeb Ghubn, MD, has joined the Center for International Health and Telemedicine as its Middle East medical coordinator. In this role, Ghubn is responsible for coordinating the medical care of patients coming to Cedars-Sinai from the Middle East and Africa and for increasing the public awareness of Cedars-Sinai medical expertise in that region, said Spence Koerner, MD, director of the Center for International Health and Telemedicine.

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Your ideas needed for 2012 Great Debates topic

The Ninth Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C.

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$2.5 million awarded for Alzheimer's drug research

A Cedars-Sinai research scientist has been awarded two national grants totaling more than $2.5 million, including a prestigious Research Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, to study potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease.



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