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New Autism Family Genetics Study Launches

1. April 2015

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By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Division of Research A new Kaiser Permanente study will gather genetic material from 5,000 member families in order to undertake urgently needed research on autism spectrum disorders. “Our goal for this new research bank is to create a resource that helps guide the development of effective autism treatments,” said […]

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Grand Opportunity Creates Cutting-Edge Research Potential

7. August 2013

Grand Opportunity Creates Cutting-Edge Research Potential

By Ann Wallace, Senior Communications Specialist In 2009, the Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) received a Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project entitled “Developing a Resource for Genetic Epidemiology Research in Adult Health and Aging.” When the nearly $25 million grant was awarded to Kaiser […]

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DNA of 100,000 Kaiser Permanente members genotyped in 15 months, creating novel resource for research

21. September 2011

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Resulting Data Will Provide Novel Resource for Accelerating Research One of the nation’s largest and most diverse genomics projects reached its first major milestone in just 15 months. Scientists have genotyped the DNA and analyzed the telomere lengths in more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente Northern California members who agreed to be part of the research. […]

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Blue Sky: Kaiser Permanente holds first symposium exploring future of autism research

28. April 2011

Blue Sky: Kaiser Permanente holds first symposium exploring future of autism research

Researchers from around the country gathered in San Francisco in early March to share information on the current state of autism research, highlight knowledge gaps and identify priority autism research topics that Kaiser Permanente may be uniquely positioned to investigate. Autism spectrum disorders now affect 1 in 110 children, according to the Centers for Disease […]

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Newly funded: $10.5M grant kickstarts national network to speed mental health research

18. April 2011

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A three-year $10.5 million federal grant awarded in December to help speed up mental health research will rely heavily on data from members of six Kaiser Permanente regions, including Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The Mental Health Research Network, to be funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, will have access to […]

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RPGEH: A world-class genomics project studying disease causes and healthy aging

2. February 2011

RPGEH: A world-class genomics project studying disease causes and healthy aging

It’s not every day Division of Research staff members are briefed by a Nobel Prize winner. Recently, 100 employees of the Division and its Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) hosted Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, one of three scientists awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Her visit was no coincidence. Thanks […]

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Voice of the RPGEH: Marcia Ewing and the phone/survey team

30. January 2011

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It’s simply a case of cause and effect. To recruit 500,000 Northern California Kaiser Permanente members for a research project, the Research Program for Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH) had to gracefully and efficiently handle the masses of mail and flocks of phone calls that would be headed its way. For more about the Research […]

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RPGEH: Fast facts

29. January 2011

A bullet-point list of basic facts about the Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health.

The goal is a database with 500,000 participants.

— 430,000 have completed a health survey
— 170,000 gave saliva samples

Future participants will be asked for blood samples, rather than saliva, so researchers may also collect data found in blood — not saliva — about biomarkers and environmental exposures

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