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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 2, 2017 | Archived Issues

Jordan Honored for Research in Organ Rejection

Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a pioneering kidney transplant researcher, has received the International Society of Nephrology's highest honor for groundbreaking work that improves the lives of kidney transplant patients while preserving the precious resource of donated organs.

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Father and Son Cardiologists on Front Line of Care

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When he was a resident at Cedars-Sinai in 1980, Ivor Geft, MD, ducked into patient rooms with a stethoscope dangling around his neck. A generation later, his son Dael Geft, MD, walks those same hallways to care for patients — but he carries an ultrasound machine in his pocket. It’s just one way two generations of cardiologists marvel at how much heart disease treatment has changed.

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Bones Rebuilt by Gene, Stem Cell Therapies

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A Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue. If found to be safe and effective in humans, the pioneering method of combining ultrasound, stem cell and gene therapies could eventually replace grafting as a way to mend severely broken bones. Dan Gazit, PhD, DMD, was the principal investigator and co-senior author of the research study, published in the Science Translational Medicine journal.

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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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Azizzadeh Joins Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Ali Azizzadeh, MD, has been named associate director of Vascular Therapeutics at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, division director of Vascular Surgery and vice chair of Programmatic Development in the Department of Surgery. He is scheduled to assume his position in late June.


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Core Labs Updating Glucose Tolerance Panels

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will update their glucose tolerance panels beginning Saturday, July 1. The new panels include interpretive comments and reference intervals and will replace existing ones.

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Core Labs to Switch Methotrexate Immunoassay

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will switch to a new methotrexate immunoassay beginning Friday, June 30. The new assay is a competitive homogeneous enzyme immunoassay from ARK Diagnostics Inc. The ARK assay will replace a discontinued immunoassay from Abbott Laboratories.

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Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and a special musical guest, Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. The event on Monday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $140 per adult and $70 per child 3-11 years of age.

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CS-Link Tip: Cutting Back on Clicks

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On CS-Link™, learning to customize your toolbar can save you time by cutting back on several unnecessary clicks.

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Policy and Procedure Manager Upgraded

A new software upgrade for Cedars-Sinai's Policy and Procedure Manager software took effect Wednesday, May 31. Version 9.5 features significant enhancements, including color theme, browser compatibility, searching tools and navigation panel options.

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