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Heartfelt Thanks for Heart Study Participants

21. November 2016

Heartfelt Thanks for Heart Study Participants

By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Consultant Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson thanks CARDIA study participants for 30 years of contributions to medical research. In 1985, Kaiser Permanente researchers asked Wanda Johnson of Oakland if she would like to participate in a new heart study called CARDIA. At a time when heart research […]

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Groundbreaking, Large-Scale Study to Examine Transgender Health Outcomes

19. May 2016

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By Willy Wilkinson, MPH, Consultant, PCORI Transgender Study Transgender people represent a sizable, underserved population with unique health needs and systemic barriers to health care access. Research on transgender health has been limited to very small studies that have not focused on long-term issues or quality of life. This lack of research is changing with […]

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Jazz Diva of DOR finds her Ninth Muse

9. March 2015

Jazz Diva of DOR finds her Ninth Muse

“Opie Bellas is back, and she’s assembled an international treasure trove of songs that she interprets with the exquisite taste, piercing emotional intelligence, and sumptuous musicality that’s long distinguished her work.”
— Andrew Gilbert, jazz critic, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News

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Big Data Improves Care for Kaiser Permanente’s Smallest Members

9. June 2014

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    By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Doctors in Kaiser Permanente’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) can use an innovative online calculator to determine whether preterm and newborn babies are at risk of sepsis—a life-threatening systemic infection—thanks to robust data sets maintained by the Division of Research (DOR). “Prior […]

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Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

6. November 2013

Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

Morris Collen, MD, pioneer of computer-assisted health care, celebrates his centennial. By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP Northern California Division of Research Multimedia show: Dr. Morris Collen: A Remarkable Story In 1961, Sidney R. Garfield, MD, founding physician of Kaiser Permanente, asked his colleague Morris F. Collen, MD, an internist since 1948 and one […]

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Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

15. October 2013

Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

Video: KP scientists on electronic health records By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP NCAL Division of Research Kaiser Permanente’s electronic health records are world-renowned for their pivotal role in providing integrated care, and now new research confirms that the KP HealthConnect system improves outcomes for patients. Mary Reed, DrPH, staff scientist with the Kaiser […]

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Study Targets Hypertension Disparity

22. July 2013

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By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Division of Research This year, the KP Northern California Division of Research received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for a series of studies on stroke prevention in blacks and young adults, to be conducted in conjunction with the University of California, San […]

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DOR’s Lisa Herrinton Named Top KP Innovator for Specialty Disease Registries

31. May 2013

DOR’s Lisa Herrinton Named Top KP Innovator for Specialty Disease Registries

By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research For many years, the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) has specialized in creating disease registries for common medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, viral hepatitis and HIV. A large number of clinicians and researchers make use of these data registries to better understand […]

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