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Run for Her Is Sunday, Nov. 10

The ninth annual Run for Her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk to raise funds for ovarian cancer awareness and research at Cedars-Sinai will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park.

For information about the event, visit runforher.com.

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 - November 2013 (PDF)

CS-Link Will Go Offline While Modules Are Added

The CS-Link™ production system will be down for the implementation of new CS-Link modules Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1-5 a.m.

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New Flu Vaccination Policy Effective Dec. 15

All Healthcare Workers Must Wear ID Badges Indicating Compliance

In accordance with a Los Angeles County Public Health order, Cedars-Sinai is implementing a new flu vaccination policy to help protect the health of its patients, visitors and employees.

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Cedars-Sinai Again Part of Blue Shield HMO Network

Cedars-Sinai is participating again in Blue Shield of California’s commercial HMO provider network.

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Recognition for Danovitch, Figlin, Gewertz

Physician News

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA, is the new president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine; the Kidney Cancer Association honors Robert Figlin, MD; and Bruce Gewertz, MD, delivers a lecture on work satisfaction at the American College of surgeons.

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CS-Link Tip: What's Behind the 'X'?

In the toolbar in CS-Link™, there is a filter labeled "x." The filter is designed to hide all the things you don't normally want to see. But sometimes you do want to see those items, and you need to unclick it.

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Sudbury Promoted to VP for Medical Affairs

Joyelle Sudbury, MPH, has been promoted to vice president for Medical Affairs. In her expanded role, Sudbury will work closely with Cedars-Sinai's Population Health and Accountable Care Organization initiatives, providing leadership for the performance improvement efforts essential to reducing the cost of patient care.


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Romanoff to Begin New Role for Medical Staff Affairs

Neil Romanoff MD, MPH, has been appointed associate chief medical officer for Medical Staff Affairs. In this new capacity, Romanoff will assume greater responsibilities for medical staff governance. As Medical Affairs participates in new initiatives such as population health, readmissions and accountable care, it will rely more on Romanoff's extensive experience in medical staff governance, peer review, code of conduct, quality services, normalizing deviations and physicians' well-being.

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Iclusig Sales Halted; Labels Changed for Potiga, Incivek

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the manufacturer of the leukemia chemotherapy drug Iclusig to suspend marketing and sales of Iclusig because of the risk of life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels. Also, the FDA has approved changes in the labels of the anti-seizure drug Potiga and the hepatitis drug Incivek.

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Los Angeles Residents Vote Cedars-Sinai No. 1

For the 18th year in a row, Cedars-Sinai has won a national consumer award for providing the highest-quality medical care and staff in the Los Angeles region based on a survey of area households.

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Lou Gehrig's Disease: From Patient Stem Cells to Potential Treatment Strategy in One Study

Although the technology has existed for just a few years, scientists increasingly use "disease in a dish" models to study genetic, molecular and cellular defects. But a team of doctors and scientists led by researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute went further in a study of Lou Gehrig's disease.

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