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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2016 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals; FDA Warns About Zydelig

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals about reports of an increased rate of adverse events, including deaths, in clinical trials with the cancer medicine Zydelig in combination with other cancer medicines.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - March 2016  


Surgery Scheduling

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Gordon Discusses Cedars-Sinai Mural at Jewish Center

Leo Gordon, MD, medical adviser to the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy, presented From Concept to Canvas — The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Mural — Jewish Contributions to Medicine to the adult education section of the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine on Feb. 21.

Leo Gordon

Leo Gordon, MD, outlined the evolution of the Harvey Morse Auditorium mural, Jewish Contributions to Medicine.

The Merage center is the hub of Jewish life in Orange County. This presentation was part of Merage's series Great Jewish Americans.

Gordon outlined the evolution of the Harvey Morse Auditorium mural, Jewish Contributions to Medicine. He reviewed the work of the mural committee, the collaboration with the artist, Terry Schoonhoven, and the contributions of the late Leon Morgenstern, MD.

His remarks focused on Jewish-American contributions to medicine.

Gordon outlined the evolution and contributions of Jewish-Americans who appear on the mural: Abraham Flexner, Jesse Lazear, MD, Rosalyn Yalow, PhD, Jonas Salk, MD, and Albert Sabin, MD. He also reviewed the touching story of Janusz Korczak, MD, the pediatrician of the Warsaw Ghetto.

A reception followed Gordon's presentation at which he regaled an audience of benefactors with humorous anecdotes about Cedars-Sinai history.