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News from the Division of Colorectal Surgery

The past 12 months have been incredibly exciting, with numerous clinical, educational and research achievements in the Division of Colorectal Surgery. From the clinical standpoint, in its most recent survey, U.S. News in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. listed two surgeons in the division on the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors."

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Cedars-Sinai Urology: building a residency program

Teaching residents and building a top urological residency program are among the priorities of Cedars-Sinai's Academic Urology Practice, which is composed of members of the Medical Network's urology group and the four subspecialty-trained urologists of the former Minimally Invasive Urology Program.

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PIMCO founder Bill Gross and wife, Sue, make major gift to Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

Cedars-Sinai has named the new surgical and interventional center in its soon-to-open Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in honor of Bill and Sue Gross, philanthropists and donors of a $20 million gift toward the building that will bring together clinicians and researchers under one roof to accelerate biomedical discoveries and to speed those advances into clinical care.

» See a video of the bridge installation

Featured publication

A recent publication by Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD, "Large Oncosomes in Human Prostate Cancer Tissues and in the Circulation of Mice with Metastatic Disease," was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Pathology.

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Los Angeles residents vote Cedars-Sinai No. 1 for quality medical care

For the 17th year in a row, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been honored with a national consumer award for having the best overall healthcare quality, doctors and nurses in the Los Angeles area based on an independent survey of households.

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Circle of Friends honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 139 people in October. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

» See the names of those honored

Medical Staff officers, Medical Executive Committee members announced

New and continuing Medical Staff officers and Medical Executive Committee members were announced during the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff on Monday, Oct. 22.

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MEC 'Morning After' report

Highlights from the Nov. 5 Medical Executive Committee meeting include important announcements regarding CS-Link™ and changes in bylaws, rules and regulations.

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FDA conducting ongoing safety review of Mirapex

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole), which is used to treat the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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