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Recognition for Chugh, Danovitch, McGovern

Physician News

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, has received a grant to study how to better predict sudden cardiac arrest, a group led by Itai Danovitch, MD, has published a guide to insurance options for coverage of addiction treatment, and Dermot P.B. McGovern, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - January 2015


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Hundreds From Cedars-Sinai Help at Health Fair

B. David Massaband, DPM, a Cedars-Sinai podiatric surgeon, (in blue scrubs) and a translator help a participant at the Telemundo health fair.

A team of nearly 500 healthcare professionals, including physicians, from Cedars-Sinai who participated in the 11th annual health fair presented by Telemundo 52-KVEA and the California Endowment on Jan. 25.

Ruchi Mathur, MD, director of the Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cedars-Sinai, noted that the Latino community is at higher risk for diabetes, obesity and related health problems that can be life threatening.

"Screening people and finding disease early is really important," said Mathur, who was overseeing data collection at the event for Cedars-Sinai researchers studying health issues in the Latino population. "Events like this that can reach a large number of community members are fantastic because they give people a chance to learn what their health issues are, and we can point them in the right direction for care."

More than 30,000 people attended the event, including several generations of some families. Parents and grandparents took turns watching the kids as they received free health screenings and information from Cedars-Sinai and other health fair participants, including the John Wesley Community Health Institute, the Watts Health Center and the American Heart Association.

This is the fifth year Cedars-Sinai has participated in the Telemundo health fair, and the team spread out over more than half of the exhibit hall was the largest yet. It included physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists, educators, advanced practice nurses, clinical researchers and other healthcare professionals.

Many team members speak Spanish, and translators were available to assist. Cedars-Sinai provided a total of more than 9,800 screenings during the health fair, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, podiatry, weight and body mass index. In addition, team members provided seasonal flu immunizations and pharmacy consultations.

Click the image below to see more photos from the Telemundo health fair.