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Chief Medical Officer Langberg to Retire

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After 38 years of extraordinary service to Cedars-Sinai and working closely with our medical staff, Board leadership, nursing and others to build Cedars-Sinai's nationally recognized performance in quality and safety, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Michael Langberg, MD, has informed me of his plans to begin his retirement on May 1, 2018. He has agreed to remain in a part-time consulting capacity through October.

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Flu Shot Clinics Set Through Next Week

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Help Cedars-Sinai protect its patients, visitors and staff by getting a flu vaccination by Wednesday, Nov. 1. All employees, medical staff, vendors, contracted personnel, volunteers, faculty and students must get their annual flu vaccination. These are free of charge and available through scheduled flu clinics.

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Ravi Thadhani Named Vice Dean

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Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, has been appointed vice dean of Research and Education. Thadhani is a highly accomplished investigator, scholar educator and leading clinician who is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Symposium: Getting Real About Virtual Reality

Registration has opened for a March symposium and hands-on workshop at Cedars-Sinai that will focus on how to integrate virtual reality technology into patient care. Target audiences include clinicians, patients, hospital staff, industry leaders, researchers, investors and journalists.

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Precision Health Project Proposals Due Oct. 6

Cedars-Sinai Precision Health has issued a request for proposals to fund Cedars-Sinai investigators in 2017-18. This initiative aims to drive the development of the newest technology and best research, coupled with the finest clinical practice, to deliver precise and personalized healthcare solutions rapidly to Cedars-Sinai patients. Summary proposal applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 6.

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A Life in a Day – Gabriel Goldberg

Last Labor Day weekend, Gabriel Goldberg suffered a severe stroke while working out at his Beverly Hills gym. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai, home to one of three comprehensive stroke programs in Southern California, where a sophisticated procedure saved his life. Today, the energetic 44-year-old photographer has returned to an active, full life.

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Novel Pulmonary Heart Valve Device in Trial

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Evan Zahn, MD, a Cedars-Sinai interventional cardiologist, has performed the first minimally invasive procedure using a device that could spare patients with a common congenital heart defect from undergoing multiple open-heart surgeries. The defect is a malformed pulmonary valve, which often acts as a blockage that prevents the flow of blood through the heart.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for August


The Circle of Friends program honored 72 people in August. 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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Core Labs Moving Tests to Abbott Platforms

To improve efficiency, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is moving a number of tests to Abbott platforms beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for September from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Setting Up a Problem List

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CS-Link™ can show you the problems that are pertinent to your care. The list will sort by a physiologic system when you choose "System" for your list view.

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