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Priselac to Speak at Medical Staff Meeting

Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, will present an update on the healthcare environment at a medical staff meeting on Tuesday, May 22. The hourlong meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in Harvey Morse Auditorium. 

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Ebola Survivor Keynotes Pathogens Symposium

Public health leaders from across the country gathered recently at Cedars-Sinai for a Special Pathogens Symposium aimed at bolstering regional preparedness for potential outbreaks of highly infectious diseases. The inaugural conference on April 30 featured keynote speaker Ian Crozier, MD, an infectious-disease specialist who contracted the Ebola virus four years ago while working in Sierra Leone. 

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Congratulations to 2018 MSLD Graduates

Congratulations to the more than two dozen physicians who graduated on May 10 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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Focusing on Mental Health of New Mothers

Cedars-Sinai investigators are examining the risk factors associated with mental health issues experienced by many women after giving birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 percent of women who give birth each year report symptoms of postpartum depression.

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Study Examines Damaging Impact of Air Pollution

Prolonged exposure to particulate matter in air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin triggered inflammation and the appearance of cancer-related genes in the brains of rats, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. While previous research has documented the association between air pollution and a variety of diseases, including cancer, the study found markers indicating certain materials in coarse air pollution—nickel, in particular—may play a role in genetic changes related to disease development, said Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD. Ljubimova, director of the Nanomedicine Research Center at Cedars-Sinai, is the lead author of the paper, published April 9 in Scientific Reports.

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Nikolova and Palatinus Win Clinical Fellows Award

Andriana Nikolova, MD, and Joseph A. Palatinus, MD, PhD, have won the 2018 Cedars-Sinai Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research. The annual award fosters clinical and laboratory-based research by clinical fellows. 

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April


The Circle of Friends program honored 253 people in April. 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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Special Division Taking Over CSF Synthesis Tests

The special testing division within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will take over the CSF Synthesis Rate test/calculation beginning Tuesday, May 29.

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Mitchell Kamrava, MD, to Join NCI Committee

Mitchell Kamrava, MD, director of brachytherapy services for the Department of Radiation Oncology, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee as a special clinical expert. In his role, Kamrava will provide his expertise in reviewing the design, prioritization and evaluation of Phase II and Phase III clinical trials in adult gynecologic cancers.

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Cedars-Sinai Stroke Care Garners Award

Cedars-Sinai has received the Get With the Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes commitment to providing stroke patients with the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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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 special musical guest, The Go-Go’s. The event on Tuesday, 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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Annual Sand N’ Snore Set for Sept. 7

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast are slated to begin Friday, Sept. 7, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. To reserve a place, contact Cheryl Verne at 310-423-2681 or cheryl.verne@cshs.org.

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CS-Link Tip: Handling Non-Sensitive Lab Results

There are new ways for your patients to see non-sensitive lab results and most reports uploaded to CS-Link™. Most non-sensitive lab results are automatically released to your patients 24 hours after discharge from a hospital setting or two days after resulting in an ambulatory setting.

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