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Recognition for Hogg, Hong, Sundaram

Physician News

Elliot Hogg, MD, has received a stipend from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, TingTing Hong, MD, PhD, has received two grants from the American Heart Association, and Vinay Sundaram, MD, was the lead author of a published study that identified obesity as independently associated with infection in end-stage liver disease.

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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 - April 2016 (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 submit your milestones and comments.

Murthy Named Vice President for Medical Affairs


Rekha Murthy, MD, has been named vice president for Medical Affairs and associate chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai. She assumes the post July 1. Murthy succeeds Neil Romanoff, MD, who is retiring June 30 after 25 years at Cedars-Sinai.

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New Aid-in-Dying Law Goes Into Effect in June

On June 9, California's "End of Life Options Act" goes into effect. The law will allow patients to request, receive and ingest aid-in-dying medication as long as they meet certain qualifications and go through the correct process. As part of Cedars-Sinai's preparation for the law, the Center for Healthcare Ethics is asking all staff members to answer a few questions in a confidential survey.

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Morgenstern Debate Tackles MDs and Social Media


The 13th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene Friday, June 3, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. This year's topic is "Physicians and Social Media: Threat to Professionalism or an Essential Part of Contemporary Medical Practice?"

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CS-Link Tip: SmartLinks and Templates

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Your progress notes in CS-Link should be effective communication tools that have necessary information. Your note should not be bloated with redundant information. SmartLinks pull in information from other parts of the chart and help you document efficiently.

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Library Membership Means Discounts for Authors

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library has become a supporting member of BioMed Central, a publisher of open-access, peer-reviewed journals. The membership means that a submitting author from Cedars-Sinai can receive a 15 percent discount on an article processing charge when an article is accepted for publication in a BioMed Central or SpringerOpen journal.

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Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Hollywood Bowl

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the legendary band Chicago. The event on Sunday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March


The Circle of Friends program honored 354 people in March. 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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