Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Physician Wellness Tip: Importance of Hydration

More than 60% of your body is made of water, which you need to function. When you sweat, go to the bathroom or even breathe, you lose a lot of that water. And the best way to get it back is through food and drink. Watch this quick video about the evidence and science of drinking water.

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Father and Son Get to the Heart of the Matter

Lots of parents and children go into related lines of work. But not many do it with as much heart—literally—as one father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the crew that dashes around California and other states, procuring hearts and sometimes lungs and livers, before delivering them to waiting Cedars-Sinai surgeons. And occasionally that means the son is making a heart handoff to his dad.

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Forrester Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

James S. Forrester, MD, former director of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiology and former holder of the Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Cedars-Sinai Lifetime Achievement Award.  His contributions to cardiology are legion, including what became known as the Forrester hemodynamic subsets, a widely used assessment model designed to inform treatment of heart attacks and heart failure.

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Paul W. Noble, MD, Wins PRISM Prize

Paul W. Noble, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and director of the Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai, is the winner of the 2019 Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine (PRISM). The annual award recognizes a scientific breakthrough or critical medical insight made within the past five years by a Cedars-Sinai faculty member. Ravi Thadhani, MD, vice dean of Research and Graduate Research Education, presented the award during the 2019 Commencement of the Cedars‑Sinai Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, May 30, at Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Nobel Laureate Addresses Record Number of Graduates

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded a record number of advanced degrees at its 7th annual commencement, where Nobel laureate Randy W. Schekman, PhD, urged the graduates to "tackle our greatest challenges" by sustaining their commitment to science despite political headwinds.

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Cedars-Sinai Employees March With Pride

Cedars-Sinai has a long tradition of celebrating different ethnicities, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations among its employees, patients and community members. This year, Cedars-Sinai demonstrated that support by co-sponsoring the new Health and Wellness Village during the June 8-9 Pride on the Boulevard festival and—for the first time—organizing a large group of employees to march in the 49th annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9. Watch the video

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LAP Test Being Halted Beginning June 30

Beginning Sunday, June 30, the special testing division within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will stop using the Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase (LAP) stain due to a very low volume of orders.

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Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special musical guests Nile Rodgers and CHIC. The event on Wednesday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $145 per adult and $75 per child, 3-11 years of age.

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CS-Link Tip: SmartPhrase Workbench Updated

The SmartPhrase workbench has been updated. Smartphrases are one of the most powerful tools in CS-Link™. If you haven't created your personal library of Smartphrases, you are working too hard.

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