Cedars-Sinai Medical tip sheet for Oct. 14

October 17, 1999

PEOPLE MAGAZINE CORRESPONDENT, AGE 29, TO RUN MARATHON 17 MONTHS AFTER BRAIN SURGERY TO REMOVE A PITUITARY TUMOR

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and some of the most advanced capabilities in the United States, brain surgery to remove pituitary tumors is now being done fully endoscopically and with outstanding results. Ken Baker, the San Francisco correspondent for PEOPLE Magazine, a former member of a U.S. Jr. Olympic Hockey Team, and a Division I college athlete who attended Colgate University on a hockey scholarship, had a nearly golf ball-sized pituitary tumor removed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Skull Base Institute on July 8,1998. This December, just 17 months later, Baker will run the California International Marathon to raise money for the nonprofit Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

FREE CONFERENCE ON GENETIC MEDICINE AND THE JEWISH POPULATION TO BE HELD OCT. 24

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will host a free conference on "Genetic Medicine and the Jewish Population" on Sunday, October 24 beginning at 8 a.m. The purpose of this conference is to provide information on the historical, clinical, ethical, legal and social issues surrounding genetic medicine in the Jewish population. These issues will be addressed by experts in medicine, law and ethics as well as by individuals who have first-hand experience with these diseases.

CEDARS-SINAI IS PART OF TMR STUDY PUBLISHED IN NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

The Sept. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine included a report on Transmyocardial CO2 Laser Revascularization (TMR). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles was one of 12 U.S. medical centers participating in the study, and was the first medical center in the Southwest to offer the technique.

PATIENTS SOUGHT FOR NEUROLOGICAL AIDS STUDY

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, along with researchers at the University of California, San Diego and University of Southern California, are seeking persons in advanced stages of HIV to participate in a study of treatment options for neurological damage caused by AIDS.

CEDARS-SINAI PEDIATRICIAN RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CHILD HEALTH

Augusto Sola, M.D., director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Division of Neonatology, will be honored next week in Washington D.C. by the American Academy of Pediatrics for his long-standing efforts to improve the lives of newborns and infants throughout the world, particularly in under-served areas of Central and South America.
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