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ED Physician Takes Off for NASA Training

Jennie Wang, MD, has taken off from the Emergency Department, where she had been an attending physician for the last year and a half, for the University of Texas Medical Branch-NASA Aerospace Medicine Program in Houston. She's about to embark on a childhood dream to become part of the space program.

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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. RSVP by Friday, May 11, to jocelyn.rivera@cshs.org.

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Stent Pioneer Palmaz to Receive Corday Prize

Julio C. Palmaz, MD, a pioneering stent developer widely recognized for his role in revolutionizing cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine, will be presented with the Smidt Heart Institute's Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research on Tuesday, May 8. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Last Week to Take Engagement Survey

The annual Engagement Survey closes Sunday, May 6. This is your last chance to voice your opinions through the brief, confidential questionnaire. It is accessible on the Cedars-Sinai website via computer, tablet or smartphone. 

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Jenrette, MD, Appointed to AMGA Board

John E. Jenrette, MD, executive vice president, Medical Network, has been appointed to the AMGA Board of Directors. AMGA is a trade organization that aims to lead innovative transformation in healthcare through member education and empowerment. More than 175,000 physicians currently practice in its member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.

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Staff Basketball Game Slated for May 6

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association is sponsoring its annual basketball game between the Housestaff Blues and the Attending Staff at noon, on Sunday, May 6, in Beverly Hills High School's "Swim Gym." Food and entertainment will be provided, including a halftime performance featuring Panama G.

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Core Labs Transfers Tests to Abbot Architect

In order to improve operational efficiency, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has transferred its remaining tests on Beckman Immage to Abbot Architect.

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FDA Warns About Rare Reaction to Lamictal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that Lamictal (lamotrigine) prescribed for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but serious reaction that overstimulates the immune system.

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Eugene H. Galen, MD: 1934-2018

Eugene H. Galen, MD, passed away in his Beverly Hills home after a prolonged illness on April 16. He was 84. Beginning in 1963, Galen was an active member of the medical staff as an attending in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He retired from practice in 1997 and afterward remained on emeritus status.

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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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CS-Link: Major Upgrade Installed May 1

CS-Link™ underwent a significant upgrade on Tuesday, May 1. There were major changes made concerning the implementation of ambulatory referrals.

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