Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

New Officers Elected for 2011

MEC Update

Christopher Ng, M.D., was elected for a second term as secretary of the medical staff and David Kulber, M.D., was elected as treasurer at the Dec. 6 Medical Executive Committee meeting. Also at the meeting, Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, M.D., announced that he has begun to send new Constitutional language to medical staff members for comment.

Morning After Report- December 2010

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Rick B. Delamarter, M.D. ...

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Reversal of Dabigatran's Effects

Pharmacy Focus

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) is a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor approved in the U.S. for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients.1 Over the past few weeks, there has been increased interest in this product and a growing number of inquiries regarding the management of these patients when anticoagulation needs to be reversed.

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Meetings and Events

The Drug Industry, Clinicians and Responsibility
Jan. 19

Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
Jan. 21-23

International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Jan. 28-30

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Cedars-Sinai Tumor Terminators Raise $15K for Research

The Department of Neurosurgery “Tumor Terminators” are on a mission: to make the grey ribbon just as recognizable as the pink.

John Yu, M.D., Ray Chu, M.D., and Rebecca Naor (pictured l-r in the photo below) joined the team of physicians, Cedars-Sinai brain tumor patients, nurses and support staff in the third annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research this past month. The race was sponsored by the Brad Kaminsky Foundation on behalf of the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade, and raised a total of $63,000 for pediatric and adult brain tumor research. According to team captain, Jaime Richardson, RN, $15,000 of the money raised is designated for research here at Cedars-Sinai.