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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - July 2016 (PDF)


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Grein Named Director of Hospital Epidemiology

Jonathan Grein, MD

Jonathan Grein, MD, has been promoted to medical director, Department of Hospital Epidemiology, and infection control officer. The promotion became effective July 1.

Grein joined Cedars-Sinai as associate director of Hospital Epidemiology in 2009 after completing an infectious diseases fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He obtained his medical degree from UCLA and completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai.

As associate director of Hospital Epidemiology over the past seven years, Grein has played a critical role in leading organizational efforts to eliminate hospital-acquired infections through multidisciplinary teams. These efforts have led to substantial gains in patient safety and improved clinical outcomes in device-associated infections such as central line-associated blood stream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Grein also has been a leader in Cedars-Sinai's Ebola preparedness and response, and has collaborated with colleagues in nursing, environmental health and safety and other areas to achieve the federal government's recent designation of Cedars-Sinai as one of 10 regional Ebola and special pathogens treatment centers.

In addition to his clinical and programmatic achievements in Hospital Epidemiology, Grein participates in clinical, teaching and research activities as a member of the faculty in the Infectious Diseases Division, and he has mentored several residents and fellows on research projects. His academic accomplishments include several publications in peer-reviewed journals, and he is an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.