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Recognition for Arena, Charlton, Jones, Karlan, Spiegel

Elizabeth A. Arena, MD, has been awarded board certification in complex general surgical oncology, Timothy P. Charlton, MD, represented the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons this month in Washington, Heather Jones, MD, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for lung research, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, has been named co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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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 - March 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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Clinical Documentation Integrity Course Set

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that will meet the first Tuesday of each month from April 7-Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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CS-Link Tip: Blood Administration Orders Change

This week's CS-Link™ tip comes from Chief of Staff Chris Ng, MD. Two enhancements to blood administration orders and panels in CS-Link went live on March 24.

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Here Is Your Chance to Honor a Deserving Nurse

Nomination Deadline for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award Is March 27

Online nominations for the 2015 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses have been extended. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 27. 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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Cedars-Sinai Improves Professorial Structure

Workshops on Enhancements Scheduled for March 30-31

The Cedars-Sinai professorial structure has been enhanced. These changes will better recognize individuals who make sustained and significant contributions to clinical scholarship and important contributions to collaborative research projects. Workshops on the changes will take place March 30 and 31, from noon-1 p.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate

The Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition committee is soliciting suggestions for a topic for this annual event. The debate will convene for its 12th year on Friday, June 5, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.


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Cardiology Leader Cribier to Receive Corday Prize

The Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research will be presented to Alain Cribier, MD, (pictured at right) emeritus professor at the University of Rouen, France. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.


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Simulated Surgery Has Real Teamwork at Its Heart

For the team working on the surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect in the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, the focus was on the infant "patient" — a life-size, computer-controlled mannequin. But no matter how technically dazzling the mannequin was, the surgical team from the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program approached it simply as a tool for reaching a crucial goal: to improve patient safety by working as a seamless unit.

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Gut Bacteria May Limit Effect of Bariatric Surgery

Some patients do not experience the optimal weight loss from bariatric surgery, and the cause may be a specific methane-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Anna and Max Webb and Family Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center.

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P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Sofosbuvir

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about hepatitis C drugs containing sofosbuvir.

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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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