News and Events

  • KPWHRI seeks volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine-booster trial

    KPWHRI seeks volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine-booster trial

    NIAID-sponsored study includes Seattle in test for benefits of mixing different vaccine types.

     

     

  • Is bariatric surgery helpful in chronic kidney disease?

    Is bariatric surgery helpful in chronic kidney disease?

    In a study in Annals of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente researchers and colleagues share new findings that bariatric surgery is linked to lower death risk in persons with chronic kidney disease and obesity.

  • Deprescribing: Less may be more

    Deprescribing: Less may be more

    Dr. Sascha Dublin explains why sometimes not taking medications may be a safer and healthier choice.


Vaccines

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COVID-19 variant vaccine trial begins at KPWHRI

An investigational vaccine by Moderna is being tested for safety and immune response in Seattle and 3 other cities.

Healthy findings blog

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Mentoring and funding support researcher diversity

Kayne Mettert reflects on lived experience — and his drive to reduce stigma around mental health disorders.

Video

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Bringing community to the table

KPWHRI research partner Neely Williams shares her views on hesitancy in health research in the Black community.

Research

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Built environment plays little role in weight gain

New research suggests fast food and other aspects of built environments don’t affect weight, contrary to earlier findings.

New funding

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Grant of over $55M to boost Alzheimer’s, dementia study

Kaiser Permanente Washington will co-lead an expanded ACT Program to better understand the aging brain.

KPWHRI In the Media

Dan Cherkin, PhD, discusses a more patient-centered approach for treating pain

Closing the gap in health care benefits for chronic pain

Harvard Business Review, May 11, 2021


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