Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Wellness Lecture: What a Sober Alcoholic Can Teach Us About Addiction

The Housestaff Wellness Committee and the Office of Graduate Medical Education invite you to a special lecture "What a Sober Alcoholic Can Teach Us About Addiction” with Herb Kaighan on Monday, April 8, at noon. The hourlong lecture will be held in the North Tower Conference Room B. To RSVP, email sheryl.katzovitz@cshs.org.

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Runner's Race May Impact Local Commutes Sunday

A race that weaves through Beverly Hills and west Los Angeles on Sunday, April 7, will close nearby streets, and could affect commutes to Cedars-Sinai. Road closures may begin as early as 4:30 a.m. and may last until 10:30 a.m. Sunday. More information is available at the race's website.

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Physician WINs: FitClub Summer Competition Offers Cash Prizes

Physician WINS (Wellness Information and Notables): Summer is around the corner and Cedars-Sinai physicians are welcome to join a new eight-week challenge designed to get you ready for pool parties, BBQs and trips to the beach. Need more of an incentive? The three people with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes.

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Enter Drawing to Win Clippers Suite Tickets

Thanks to Cedars-Sinai's partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers, employees have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to an exclusive suite for an NBA game on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets will be made available to Cedars-Sinai employees through a random drawing.

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Conference Peers Into VR's Future in Medicine

The second annual Virtual Medicine Conference drew roughly 400 people to Cedars-Sinai from about a dozen countries, and featured talks by Cedars-Sinai virtual reality experts along with researchers and technology executives from other major institutions. The two-day event served as a hands-on workshop that focused on how to integrate VR technology into patient care.

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Making Waves in Science: Nancy Sicotte, MD

In honor of National Women's History Month, we are celebrating Cedars-Sinai's talented female leaders with a Q&A series, "Making Waves in Science." This week's interview is with Nancy Sicotte, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Neurology. She also directs the Multiple Sclerosis Program and the Neurology Residency Program.

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Annual Telemundo Health Fair Cares for Thousands

Thousands of low-income Los Angeles residents received free health screenings, vaccinations and wellness education from physicians, nurses and health professionals from Cedars-Sinai, the lead healthcare provider at the 15th Annual Telemundo 52 Health Fair. Cedars-Sinai provided more than 600 staffers and volunteers representing more than 50 Cedars-Sinai departments for the daylong event on March 17.

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Students Become Neuroscientists in Brainworks Program

Keith L. Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, welcomed more than 100 local middle school students to the 21st annual Brainworks program on March 11 in the Harvey Morse Auditorium. The highly interactive, one-day program is designed to inspire students and encourage them to pursue careers in science and healthcare.

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Core Labs Changing Test Codes

The Special Testing and Core Laboratory Divisions within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are changing outdated test order codes for HIV 1 Western Blot and HIV 1/HIV 2 EIA.

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FDA Cautions About Use of Paclitaxel-Coated Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning healthcare providers about a potentially concerning signal of increased long-term mortality in study subjects treated with paclitaxel-coated products compared to patients treated with uncoated devices.

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Morton H. Field, MD: 1931-2019

Morton H. Field, MD, passed away on March 31, at age 87. Field was an active member of the medical staff as an attending in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology since January 1962. His contributions and service to the medical center and to the community will be greatly missed.

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Medical Library Offers Classes to Learn New Skills

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library is offering a variety of classes in April. Classes are now being offered at 8 a.m. and noon in the Medical Library—Plaza Level, South Tower, Room 2815.

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CS-Link Tip: Wild Cards

Within CS-Link™, most templated notes and SmartPhrases contain "wild cards." A wild card is three asterisks (***). You cannot close a note with unresolved wild cards. Many often scroll to the wild card and then hit delete or backspace three times. This isn't necessary.

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