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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)  

Mark Your Calendar

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - July 2016 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

Inpatient E-Prescribing of Discharge Meds Starts July 30

Starting July 30, inpatient providers will be able to send most discharge medication orders electronically within CS-Link in a process referred to as e-prescribing. Rather than printing, faxing or writing out a prescription, the order will transmit electronically from CS-Link directly to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.

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Cancer Survivors Gather to Reconnect, Reflect and Celebrate

Demetra Stalling was one of more than 400 cancer survivors, family guests and physicians who came to reconnect, reflect and celebrate at Cedars-Sinai's annual Cancer Survivors Day luncheon in June. Stalling had more to celebrate than most — she beat cancer twice.

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Advances in the Treatment of Early Invasive Breast Cancer

As breast cancer patients are achieving longer survival rates, the importance of quality of life has increased and surgeons are faced with trying to balance performing adequate oncologic surgery while maximizing quality of life and minimizing morbidity.

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Seeing Tumors Through a Machine's Eye


Aberrant morphologic features that are caused by genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer cells seen by pathologists can be quantitated by digital image analysis. Analysis of tumors through this technique provides multiple benefits and complements human vision.

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Nominations Sought for Pioneer in Medicine Award

Members of the medical staff are encouraged to nominate a candidate for the 2016 Pioneer in Medicine award. This award is given to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities.

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Campaign Event Highlights Research Breakthroughs

Employees and volunteers across Cedars-Sinai got a glimpse last week of groundbreaking research innovations and discoveries fostered by the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai during a daylong event where senior leaders kicked off the public phase of the fundraising effort. The campaign has an overall goal of raising $600 million by 2018, making it the most ambitious fundraising effort to date.

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Techstars Couple Targets Hospital Technology


Andriana Nikolova, MD, noticed as a student at Harvard Medical School that while there had been advances in medical techniques, the same could not be said for medical technology. Nikolova, now a Cardiology Fellow at Cedars-Sinai, and her husband co-founded a company to improve technology efficiencies at hospitals.

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Online Courses Now Available For Fluoroscopy Safety

The California law governing the renewal of state Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor permits now requires that four out of the 10 hours of continuing education that physicians complete be specific to radiation safety during fluoroscopy.

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CS-Link Tip: Save Time with Calculator Tab

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When you type "visit diagnosis" in CS-Link, the option for "list" or "calculator" with database matches pops up. You have the option to choose "calculator" or "list." While the "list" may seem short, often it is burdensomely long. Click "calculator" tab and save time.

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