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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Testosterone Products, Treanda, Chantix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about prescription testosterone products, Treanda and Chantix.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Buss Donation Endows Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Jeanie Buss, president and governor of the Los Angeles Lakers, has donated $1.5 million to establish an endowed fellowship, the Dr. Jerry H. Buss Surgical Oncology Fellow, in honor of her late father and in appreciation of the work of Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD.

Silberman is the Robert J. and Suzanne Gottlieb Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology and co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Surgical Oncology Fellowship program.

Cedars-Sinai is one of only 19 programs in the country with a fellowship program in complex surgical oncology that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The fellowship is a two-year program that will be supported in perpetuity by the Buss endowment.

Jerry H. Buss, PhD, is best known for his ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers, who won 10 NBA championships during his tenure. He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

He received a bachelor of science in 2½ years from the University of Wyoming. By age 24, Buss had earned a master's and doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California. In 2008, Buss endowed two chairs in the Department of Chemistry at USC and endowed a scholarship fund for chemistry graduate students.

Buss became interested in Silberman's study of patients with multiple primary cancers. While in residence, fellows will perform research into multiple malignancy as well as other research projects.