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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 3, 2016 | Archived Issues

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Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - June 2016 (PDF)


Milestones

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.

Letter from Chief of Staff: Updating Online Profiles

In an effort to enhance efficient communication and ensure that patients are admitted to correct providers, physicians are being asked to update their online profiles with current information and preferences.

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Deadline for CURES Registration Is Approaching

All California licensed prescribers authorized to prescribe scheduled drugs, and all pharmacists, are required to register with CURES (the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) by July 1.

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the more than two dozen physicians who graduated in May from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

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Less Obesity Found at Higher Elevations

Woolcott-Orison

Looking to lose fat? Head for the hills. New research led by the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute adds to growing evidence that people who live at higher altitudes are less likely to be obese than lowlanders. Orison Woolcott, MD, was the first and primary author of the study, published in the journal Obesity, which analyzed data on 31,549 adults in Peru.

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Immunologist to Keynote June 15 Graduation

Sir Mark Pepys, FRS, MD, PhD

Sir Mark Pepys, FRS, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine and founding director of the Wolfson Drug Discovery Unit at the University College London, will deliver the keynote address at the commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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New Program Aimed at Helping Smokers Quit

Smokers who want to kick the habit can take advantage of Cedars-Sinai’s smoking cessation program. The program, under the guidance of Sara Ghandehari, MD, medical director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, provides support and treatment for patients battling tobacco addiction.

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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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Library Asks Users to Take Online Survey

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library wants your opinion. The library's annual customer service survey runs through June 10.

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FDA Issues Warnings Against Prescribing Ketoconazole Oral Tablets and Olanzapine

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising against prescribing ketoconazole oral tables to treat skin and nail fungal infections. Also, the FDA warned about the antipsychotic medicine olanzapine, which can cause a rare but serious skin reaction. And the agency is alerting the public about the potential amputation risks of the diabetes medication canagliflozin.

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CS-Link Tip: Widescreen View Worth the Effort

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The new Widescreen view featured in CS-Link may take a little more extra to learn, but it is well worth the effort. The Widescreen view will end up saving time, and will decrease clicks and scrolling.

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