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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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Study Results Aid Understanding of Gestational Diabetes

10. October 2013

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A Division of Research study may lead toward less gestational diabetes. Interview by Lynn Mundell, editor, Inside KP Northern California Monique Hedderson, PhD, a research scientist at the region’s Division of Research (DOR), has been building her research career around mother-baby health. Hedderson is principal investigator of 3 studies underway and co-lead on several more […]

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Vaccine Study Center Research Yields Valuable Knowledge on Vaccines for Children and Adolescents

13. November 2012

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The Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center (VSC), which conducts research to advance scientific understanding of vaccines at all levels of development, published widely-covered studies this fall on both the deficiencies and general safety of two vaccines for children and adolescents. The first, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported that protection against pertussis […]

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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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Autism registry is first Division project funded by new national mental health research network

28. April 2011

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A registry to advance research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be the first Division of Research project supported by the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN), a multi-partner effort funded by a $10.5 million federal grant aimed at speeding up mental health research across the nation. Five of the MHRN’s 10 participating health care organizations […]

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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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