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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF December 16, 2016 | Archived Issues

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New Scientists and Clinicians Join Cancer Institute

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute is bolstering its formidable roster of physicians and researchers with the addition of four highly regarded doctors who will expand clinical and investigational options for breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.

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Priselac Speaks About Changes in Healthcare

Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, visited a major Los Angeles civic organization recently and offered a glimpse of how he sees the healthcare industry evolving. Priselac spoke about rapidly advancing medical care driven by research discoveries and digital innovations, many of which already are reshaping patient care and the healthcare landscape.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 242 people in November. 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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CS Receives $10 Million to Study Digestive Disease

Cedars-Sinai investigators in gastroenterology have been awarded $10 million by the National Institutes of Health to conclude a groundbreaking, decadeslong investigation of the genetic and immunological causes of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Researchers Win Grant to Study PAH Therapy

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension. This work will be supported by a recently awarded $7.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Educational Series Focuses on Gender Medicine

Despite a growing body of medical research about gender differences, studies continue to show that most healthcare providers are not being properly trained about discrepancies between the sexes and how those impact the diagnoses and treatments of patients. A lunchtime educational initiative is taking aim at the problem.

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CS-Link Tip: Accessing Record Locator Services

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CS-Link™ allows access to Surescripts' National Record Locator Services, which provides a list of healthcare facilities a patient has been seen through Care Everywhere.

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Grad School Will Offer Master's in Health Delivery

Cedars-Sinai's graduate school will expand next fall with the launch of a master's degree in health delivery science. The new program will teach students how to measure and deliver valuable healthcare. These are critical skills in managing the pressures of the marketplace, which increasingly rewards medical providers for value of care rather than volume of procedures, said program director Brennan Spiegel, MD.

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Graduate Program in Magnetic Resonance to Begin

Cedars-Sinai's graduate program at the Department of Biomedical Sciences will begin offering a master of science in magnetic resonance in medicine next fall. The program has tripled its master's degree offerings since creating the first one in biomedical science and translational medicine in 2015.

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Next Issue Will Publish Jan. 13

Because of the holiday, Medical Staff Pulse and will not publish on Friday, Dec. 30. The next issue of Pulse will come out on Jan. 13.

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