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P & T Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P & T Approvals - February 2016 (PDF)  

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 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 email us your milestones and comments.

Reminder: CURES Registration Deadline Is July 1

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

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CS-Link Tip: Reminder Email

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You should check your CS-Link InBasket daily. There may be times when you wish you could get a notification to your regular email that you have a message waiting for you in CS-Link. You can. Just set up an email reminder about InBasket notifications.

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CS Joins White House Precision Medicine Summit

Cedars-Sinai was among 40 organizations selected by the White House to participate in a Precision Medicine Initiative Summit in Washington last month. The event, marking the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, brought together medical researchers, clinicians, community advocates and others from around the country.

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Computer Beats Paper for Prescribing, Study Finds

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The computer beats paper when it comes to prescribing drugs and ordering laboratory tests at hospitals, according to a study led by Teryl Nuckols, MD, MSHS, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine. The study found that computerized provider order entry reduced prescription errors and saved money.

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Recognition for Bairey Merz, Gordon, Karlan, Liu

Physician News

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, has won an award from the American College of Cardiology, Leo Gordon, MD, spoke at a major Jewish community center in Irvine, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, briefed a congressional panel about ovarian cancer, and George Y. Liu, MD, was recognized by NPR for a significant — if accidental — discovery.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate


The 13th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition will convene on Friday, June 3. The debate committee is soliciting topics.

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Deadline for 2016 PRISM Prize Nominees Is April 1

Nominations are open for the 2016 Cedars-Sinai Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine, which is designed to recognize and encourage a scientific and medical breakthrough in basic or clinical/translational science. The deadline for applications is April 1.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

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The Circle of Friends program honored 197 people in February. 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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