Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Contents

Features

Cutting Blood Pressure

A new model of care teams pharmacists with barbers to fight the deadly health epidemic of hypertension—which affects African-American men more than almost any other group in the world.

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News & Notes

Disparaging Asparagine

Asparagine, a nonessential amino acid commonly found in food, may hold a key to limiting the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer.

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Tech Corner

The Gift of Grab

An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.

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Stats

Stats: Rejection Overruled

Cedars-Sinai surgeons have been performing transplantations since 1966, while collaborating with scientists to pioneer techniques that improve matchmaking—including ways to unite incompatible blood types and prevent organ rejection.

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Meet

Style and Substance: Rita Shane, PharmD

Chief Pharmacy Officer Rita Shane is always scanning for opportunities: career advancement for students and staff, system improvements for safer medication management, and a sale on green suede slingbacks.

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Think

Edge of Tomorrow

To bring access to tomorrow’s breakthrough therapies, novel devices, and new approaches to today’s patients, academic medical centers must embrace and promote clinical research as the path to knowledge that will serve patients locally and, ultimately, globally.

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Learn

Worldwide Wellness

Cedars-Sinai investigators partner around the globe to export the medical center’s lifesaving advances in biomedicine to physicians and patients in need.

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Time Capsule

Your Health: It’s in the Bag

Portable medical accessories have changed dramatically over the years, from the family physician’s iconic leather satchel to today’s pocket health-monitoring devices—cellphones and health apps.

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Faculty News

Faculty News: Winter 2019

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Association of University Cardiologists, which limits its active membership to 125 peer-elected academic cardiologists. He is the Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research. *** Jane Figueiredo, PhD, Read On

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From the Dean

From the Dean of Faculty

Over the past eight years, women and men throughout our community helped us forge synergistic partnerships to chart the future of medicine. Campaign Feats Cedars-Sinai has long been renowned for unparalleled physician-scientists and caregivers who span all medical specialties. But Read On

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