MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai High Risk Pregnancy Experts to Present Latest Studies on Racial Inequality at The Pregnancy Meeting™

High-risk pregnancy specialists from Cedars-Sinai will be among an international group of investigators sharing new research at the 43rd Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). The conference takes place in San Francisco, Feb. 6-11, with the scientific sessions, including oral and poster presentations, beginning Thursday, Feb. 9.

January Research Highlights

A roundup of the latest medical discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Launches New Division of Population Sciences Research

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Biomedical Sciences has established a new division that is charged with developing a deeper understanding of the impact of social, behavioral and environmental risk factors on human diseases.

Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, Named Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Trials

Cedars-Sinai has appointed Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, as associate dean for Research and Clinical Trials and professor of Cardiology, effective March 1, 2023. A clinical cardiologist and epidemiologist, Farkouh is internationally known for his academic leadership and distinguished record of diabetes and cardiovascular disease clinical trials.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Experts On Hand to Discuss New Alzheimer’s Drug Now Under Review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is poised to make a decision on another new Alzheimer’s disease treatment this week, and experts from the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders at Cedars-Sinai are available to explain how the drug works and which patients could benefit from the medication.

Cedars-Sinai Named to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has named Cedars-Sinai part of its Care Center Network, a group of medical centers that have demonstrated expertise in treating and supporting people with this deadly disease.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon to Lead Smidt Heart Institute’s ECMO Program

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has selected board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Tyler Gunn, MD, to be the director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, Program in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Chew on These Holiday Safety Tips Before Chowing Down

This holiday season, millions of people will be celebrating with family and friends. Preparing and sharing food is often the centerpiece of getting together. However, while good cheer may fill the air, danger could be lurking just beyond the door to the kitchen or dining room.

Cedars-Sinai Awarded $8 Million to Launch New Stem Cell Clinic

Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8 million grant from California’s stem cell agency to launch an innovative new clinic that will expand patients’ access to stem cell and gene therapies, increase research and training in regenerative medicine, foster greater collaboration with eight similar clinics across the state and help educate the public about stem cell and related therapies.

What Parents Need to Know About RSV

Cedars-Sinai and other hospitals nationwide are seeing a surge in cases of pediatric RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) that are showing up earlier than expected this year. Healthcare providers are worried about the onset of the virus combined with the additional threats of the flu and COVID-19 as we head into winter.

Cedars-Sinai Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus Honored for Longstanding Leadership

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Cedars-Sinai chief nursing officer emeritus, has been selected to receive the 2022 Lifetime Legacy Award from the American Academy of Nursing. The award recognizes Burnes Bolton’s longstanding leadership and contributions throughout her 50-year career to improve patient care, advance health equity and promote the nursing profession.

Cedars-Sinai Radiation Oncologists Featured at ASTRO 2022

Physician scientists from the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer will present research and discuss advances in clinical care at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting Oct. 23-26 in San Antonio.

Breast Cancer Awareness Is for Men, Too

Although breast cancer is more common in women, during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer are reminding men that they are at risk as well. One in every 100 breast cancers in the U.S. is diagnosed in a man, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Digestive Disease Experts Share Latest Research and Honors at the ACG 2022 Scientific Meeting

Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists will share the results of new research aimed at improving the treatment of digestive diseases during the international meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). The clinical conference will take place Oct. 21-26 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is available for virtual and in-person attendance.

Q&A With Vascular Surgeon Elizabeth Chou, MD

After 11 years spent in medical school, residency and fellowships, Elizabeth Chou, MD, a vascular surgeon who recently joined the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, has earned her dream career. And she has no plans of stopping there. She’s on a path toward ensuring women in vascular surgery are represented—as incoming physicians and as patients.

MEDIA ADVISORY: AAP 2022 to Feature Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s Clinicians and Researchers

Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s pediatric specialists will share their expertise and recent research findings at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, taking place Oct. 7-11 in Anaheim, California.

When Catastrophe Strikes, ‘Think Aorta’

Vascular and cardiac surgeons in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai know all too well the danger that looms when a patient experiences a tear in their heart’s main artery, called an aortic dissection. The condition, however, is often mistaken by patients—and even some physicians and nurses—for a heart attack, which can delay diagnosis and subsequent lifesaving surgery.

Artificial Intelligence Shown to More Rapidly and Objectively Determine Calcium Scores Than Physicians

A study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Imaging shows that artificial intelligence tools can more rapidly, and objectively, determine calcium scores in computed tomographic (CT) and positron emission tomographic (PET) images than physicians, even when obtained from very-low-radiation CT attenuation scans.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedars-Sinai Physicians, Scientists Featured at Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Conference

Physicians and scientists from Cedars-Sinai will be attending and sharing research and clinical breakthroughs at the American Rhinologic Society Annual Meeting (ARS) taking place Sept. 9-10, the American Neurotology Society (ANS) “Super Saturday” Meeting Sept. 10, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting (AAO-HNSF22) taking place Sept. 10-14, in Philadelphia.

August Research Highlights

A Roundup of the Latest Medical Discoveries and Faculty News at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Team Pioneers Liver Cancer Blood Test

Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have created a blood test that uses a technology made commonly available during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect the most common form of liver cancer—at an early enough stage that cure is possible. Their work was published online in the peer-reviewed journal Hepatology.