Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Recognition for Chugh, Karlan, Shah, Siegel, Rosen, Makoff, Barrett

Physician News

Sumeet Chugh, MD, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, P.K. Shah, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, received honors and awards from top professional organizations, and speaking at a recent palliative care conference were Bradley T. Rosen, MD, Eve Makoff, MD, and Todd Barrett, MD.

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April 24 March to Disrupt Traffic at 6500 Wilshire

The annual march protesting the Armenian genocide will take place Friday, April 24. The march will end around noon with a demonstration outside the Turkish Consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. The demonstration will continue into the early evening.

Because 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide's beginning, traffic, parking and Cedars-Sinai shuttle service at 6500 Wilshire are likely to be affected more than in past years. The shuttles' pickup and dropoff point until 7 p.m. that day will be moved to the Big 5 store at 6601 Wilshire.

Shuttle service to other areas may be disrupted as well. Roads will be closed because of the march, which is expected to draw 15,000 people.

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - April 2015 (PDF)


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Cedars-Sinai Co-Hosts 'Jewish Wisdom' Week

Events at Cedars-Sinai

"Glass Half Full: Jewish Responses to Life's Challenges"
Sunday, April 26, 4-6 p.m., Harvey Morse Auditorium
Featuring Rabbis Zoe Klein, David Woznica, Amy Bernstein and Elazar Muskin and moderated by Rob Eshman, publisher and editor in chief of Tribe Media Corp.

"Poetic Responses: a Respite From Record Keeping, Part 1"
Tuesday, April 28, noon-1 p.m., chapel
Featuring Ronald Andiman, MD, a Cedars-Sinai neurologist, and Rabbi William Cutter, who will examine thoughts on illness and health from the world's great poets

"Genetics and Personalized Medicine in Israel and in Jewish Law"
Wednesday, April 29, noon-1 p.m., Harvey Morse Auditorium
Cedars-Sinai grand rounds featuring Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, MD, associate clinical professor of medical ethics at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem

"Poetic Responses: a Respite From Record Keeping, Part 2"
Thursday, April 30, 12:15-1 p.m., Executive Conference Room
Featuring Andiman and Cutter

Rabbis, physicians, scholars, musicians, artists and others will share insights related to Judaism, health and healing during more than 90 free community events planned for the weeklong "Jewish Wisdom & Wellness: a Festival of Learning" co-hosted by Cedars-Sinai.

The kickoff event will take place Sunday, April 26, from 4-6 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium, where four prominent Los Angeles rabbis will explore the impact of Jewish wisdom on modern life during a panel discussion. The week will conclude with a concert featuring Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson on Sunday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. at Leo Baeck Temple.

Between these opening and closing events will be a series of lectures, workshops and experiential classes encompassing a broad spectrum of Jewish thought, both ancient and modern. This will be the second week of learning co-hosted by Cedars-Sinai and the Kalsman Institute on Judaism & Health, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Thousands are expected to attend sessions covering such varied topics as Jewish yoga, contemporary issues in bioethics, healing and spirituality, the link between volunteerism and happiness, Zumba for the Jewish soul, caregiving, wrestling with end-of-life decisions and moving through grief. Also, there will be presentations related to breast cancer survival, Alzheimer's disease, autism and chronic illness.

Cedars-Sinai also will be represented at some of the events in the community. For example, Daniel Stone, MD, MPH, MBA, and Jonas Green, MD, will participate in a panel discussion about how to have end-of-life conversations on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.

For more information, go to jewishwisdomandwellness.org.

Jewish Wisdom and Wellness (PDF)