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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2013 | Archived Issues

Leon Morgenstern, MD: 1919-2012

Leon Morgenstern, MD, a beloved colleague and the founding director of surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, died Dec. 23 at his home in Malibu at age 93. A surgeon, scholar, humanist, medical researcher and prolific author, he remained active after his retirement and was working in his Cedars-Sinai office as recently as Dec. 21.

Cedars-Sinai is planning a memorial in his honor.


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Articles accepted for publication

The following articles involving members of the Department of Surgery have been accepted for publication:

Kim, J. (corresponding author); Keay, S.K.; You, S.; Loda, M.; Freeman, M.R.: "A synthetic form of frizzled 8-associated antiproliferative factor enhances p53 stability through USP2a and MDM2," PLoS ONE, 7(12):e50392. PMID: 23236372 (2012).

You, Y.; Yang, W.; Anger, J.T.; Freeman, M.R.; Kim, J. (corresponding author): "Omics Approaches to understanding interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome/bladder pain syndrome" (in press) International Neurourology Journal, Epub Dec. 31, 2012.

Ruzza, A.; Vespignani, R.; Khoynezhad, A.; Berci, G.; De Robertis, M.; Trento, A.; and Czer, L.S.C.: "Concomitant Dual Intravascular and Subcutaneous Microsurgical Implantation of Xenograft Tissue in a Rodent Model for Evaluation of Structural Degeneration," Transplantation Proceedings.