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Recognition for Figlin, Gordon, Harold, Henry, Posadas

Physician News

Leo A. Gordon, MD, spoke at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego; John Gordon Harold, MD, addressed a United Nations hearing; Timothy D. Henry, MD, gave a talk at TEDxGrandForks; and Edwin M. Posadas, MD, and Robert A. Figlin, MD, have co-authored a review article.

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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 - July 2014 (PDF)


Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the June 30 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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CS-Link Tip: the Advance Directive Discussion

Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, reminds us to talk to our patients about advance directives. When you have the discussion, you can complete the Health Maintenance activity by clicking Override, clicking Done and entering the date of the discussion.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 5

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 5, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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Nominations Sought for Pioneer in Medicine Award

Deadline for Submissions Is Aug. 15

Members of the medical staff are encouraged to nominate a candidate for the 2014 Pioneer in Medicine award. This award is given to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 15.

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Fun Show Ranges From Steve Martin to Fireworks

About 450 medical staff members and their families joined the crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3 for a night of patriotic music, fireworks and a performance by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell.

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Four Clinical Scholars Win Research Grants

Four researchers have received grants, each worth up to $30,000, through the Clinical Scholars Program, which provides aspiring clinical scientists at Cedars-Sinai with mentors, training and funding to further their scientific endeavors. While the 2014 winners of the annual, competitive awards are studying diverse disorders, they share a common goal: to alleviate human suffering.

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New Test Available for Hepatitis C Patients

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has begun offering a new, real-time PCR, government-approved Hepatitis C viral load test from Roche Diagnostics. The COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test, v2.0, is available to use during the routine clinical viral load monitoring for chronic hepatitis C patients. Consequently, the Qualitative HCV Test (PHPC) has been discontinued.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 197 people in June. 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 Issues Warnings About Lidocaine, Docetaxel

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain. Also, the FDA says the chemotherapy drug docetaxel contains alcohol, which may cause patients to experience intoxication during and after treatment.

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