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FDA Warns About Zydelig

Pharmacy Focus

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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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - March 2016 (PDF)  


Morton W. Klein, MD, has died.

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Deadline for 2016 PRISM Prize Nominees Is April 1


Nominations are open for the 2016 Cedars-Sinai Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine (PRISM), which is designed to recognize and encourage a scientific and medical breakthrough in basic or clinical/translational science. The deadline for applications is April 1.

The PRISM prize is awarded annually to a Cedars-Sinai investigator who has made a remarkable discovery or provided a critical scientific or medical insight within the five preceding years.

The prize is awarded at the commencement ceremony of the Graduate Programs in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine and consists of a medal and an award of $10,000 to the winner.

All Cedars-Sinai faculty members are eligible for the award. Prior nominees can be renominated, provided that the discovery falls within the preceding five-year period.

Nomination Process

Nominations should be made by a single member of the Cedars-Sinai faculty. Self-nomination is not allowed. Supporting letters from up to two seconders are permissible, but not required.

The nominator must submit a three-page maximum summary of the single discovery being cited as being worthy of the prize which:

  • Explains the state of the art prior to the discovery
  • Describes the discovery
  • Provides additional information that illustrates how the discovery was first made known to, and was received by, the scientific and medical community

Final decisions will be made by an impartial external panel of three expert judges, none of whom is an active member of the Cedars-Sinai faculty.

Applications must be received by the vice dean for Research no later than April 1 and should be sent to leon.fine@cshs.org.

The complete package should be submitted only by the nominator and should include:

  • Nomination letter
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae of nominee
  • Copies of relevant publications outlining the discovery and published within the preceding 5-year period
  • Up to two letters from seconders of the nomination (permitted but not required)

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the review panel.