KPWHRI Senior Investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD, was a panelist at a meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology in early December. In a special online session, Dr. Dublin spoke about her work on COVID-19 and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers.
In November, researchers from the KPWHRI biostatistics group presented at Precision Health in the Age of Bioscience: The Sixth Seattle Symposium in Biostatistics. KPWHRI Assistant Investigators Yates Coley, PhD, and Jennifer Bobb, PhD, with Senior Investigator Susan Shortreed, PhD, taught a course on methods for electronic health record data. Director of Biostatistics Jennifer Nelson, PhD, spoke at a panel about learning from observational data.
Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and former executive director and vice president for research and health care innovation of Kaiser Permanente Washington, spoke at The Future of Aging symposium from the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. Dr. Larson’s November talk was titled “How boomers might transform aging akin to their experiences in the 60s and 70s? ENLIGHTENED AGING!”
Bev Green, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician, gave two talks for the North American Primary Care Research Group meeting in November. Dr. Green spoke about two of her projects, Blood Pressure Checks for Diagnosing Hypertension (BP-CHECK) and the BeneFIT study to use mailed kits for home testing to increase colorectal cancer screening.
KPWHRI Research Associate Julie Richards, PhD, MPH, was invited to speak on integrating behavioral health into primary care at the Washington State 2020 Integration Summit in early November. This collaborative clinical provider training event was hosted by the Washington state Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.
Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI associate investigator, presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in November. Dr. Rosenberg spoke about patterns of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling older adults. This work is part of the ACT study. Coauthors on the presentation from KPWHRI were Rod Walker, MS, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, KatieRose Richmire, and KPWHRI affiliate researcher Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD.
KPWHRI Senior Investigator and Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH, participated in the President’s Cancer Panel, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, in November. Dr. Buist gave input as an expert stakeholder for the section on “Improving Resilience and Equity in Breast Cancer Screening: Lessons from COVID-19 and Beyond.”
Bev Green, MD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator and Washington Permanente Medical Group physician, now serves on the National Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Dr. Green will be part of planning and implementing projects by the NCCRT, which was established in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In November, Michael L. Jackson, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI senior investigator, spoke at a virtual pre-meeting workshop before the annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Dr. Jackson’s talk, “How to make a picture worth a thousand words,” was about data visualization and effectively communicating research results using statistical graphics.
In November, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research posted a grantee profile of KPWHRI Senior Investigator Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, who is at the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. The profile, titled “Improving Primary Care with Team-Based Strategies,” reviews Dr. Parchman’s work since 2002, focusing on studies funded by AHRQ.
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