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Recognition for Cossman, Gordon, Reich, Thomson

Physician News

David Cossman, MD, delivered the keynote address at a gathering of Louisiana surgeons, Leo Gordon, MD, spoke before the Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Heidi J. Reich, MD, won a fellowship from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, and Louise Thomson, MB ChB, is the new chair of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

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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 - February 2015 (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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Video: Grein Discusses Effectiveness of Vaccines

Jonathan Grein, MD, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Epidemiology, spoke on the effectiveness of childhood vaccines in a recent presentation in Harvey Morse Auditorium. To see a Medical Affairs video podcast of his 11-minute presentation, "Protecting One Takes Everyone," click here.


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Amin to Leave Cedars-Sinai at Year's End

From Shlomo Melmed, MD, Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs; 
Mark Gavens, Senior Vice President, Clinical Care Services

After nine years leading our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — during which time the physicians and staff of the department made significant clinical, scientific and educational contributions nationally and at Cedars-Sinai — Mahul Amin, MD, has informed us of his intention to leave Cedars-Sinai at the end of December.

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Here Is Your Chance to Honor a Deserving Nurse

Nominations for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award Are Due by March 13

Online nominations for the 2015 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses will be accepted through Friday, March 13. This annual award is given on behalf of the medical staff to a Cedars-Sinai nurse who exemplifies professionalism, clinical excellence and caring.

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CS-Link Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts Boost Efficiency

Leave your hands on the keyboard rather than reaching for the mouse, and you will be a more efficient user of CS-Link™.

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New Program Aims to Care for Mothers' Hearts

Every minute in the U.S., a woman dies from a cardiovascular disease. In an effort to screen women with adverse pregnancy outcomes for long-term risk of cardiovascular morbidity, the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has launched the Postpartum Heart Health Program.

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Coming This Summer: Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: Independence Day fireworks and Smokey Robinson at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2, and Sand 'N' Snore on Sept. 11.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

The Circle of Friends program honored 110 people in January. 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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Seeking to Make Clinical Trials More Efficient

A Cedars-Sinai biostatistician has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Cancer Institute to study how to make cancer clinical trials safer and more effective for patients. Mourad Tighiouart, PhD, associate director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Center at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will focus on Phase I and II clinical trials.

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