Kai Yeung, PharmD, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute assistant Investigator, is a member of the new cohort of AGING Initiative Multiple Chronic Conditions Scholars. This program from the National Institute on Aging provides career development support and training in leading research on the health and health care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
KPWHRI Associate Investigator Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH was elected as a fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Fellows are selected based on their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of behavioral medicine. The honor for Dr. Rosenberg was announced at the society's 2021 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
KPWHRI Associate Investigator Cara Lewis, PhD and Bryan Weiner, affiliate researcher, are co-directors with Peggy Hannon, PhD, of a new center funded by the National Cancer Institute. The OPTICC Center (for (Optimizing Implementation in Cancer Control) will work to improve cancer outcomes by supporting implementation of evidence-based interventions in cancer control. OPTICC is a partnership of KPWHRI, the University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Cara Lewis, PhD, KPWHRI associate investigator, and Bryan Weiner, PhD, KPWHRI affiliate researcher, are among the top 25 researchers in the world publishing in the journal Implementation Science. A recent paper in the journal used natural language processing for an in-depth analysis of papers published since 2006. Drs. Lewis and Weiner were found to be among the journal's most frequently published authors.
In April, KPWHRI Programmer Analyst Malia Oliver and Senior Investigator Kathy Bradley, MD, MPH presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Their oral abstract presentation was titled "An Alcohol Symptom Checklist Is More Strongly Associated with Depression in Primary Care Than an Alcohol Use Screen."
KPWHRI Assistant Investigator Gwen Lapham, PhD, MPH, MSW and Senior Investigator and Senior Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation Paula Lozano, MD, MPH spoke about Learning Health Systems at a virtual national conference. Their April presentation, “Building Partnerships in Learning Health Systems,” was at the Academic Pediatric Association’s 10th Annual Conference on Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Health Care.
For the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s annual meeting, Mike Jackson, PhD, MPH, held a preconference workshop titled “How to Make a Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Effectively Communicating Your Research Results Using Statistical Graphics.” Dr. Jackson spoke on the fundamentals of data visualization, using well-designed graphics to communicate results, and using figures to interpret data and find meaningful correlations.
For the Northwest Science Writers Association, Chris Tachibana, PhD, a KPWHRI scientific editor, moderated a panel on inclusive, bias-free language. Panelists were Pauly Denetclaw, Native American Journalists Association, Chelsea Lee, American Psychological Association, and Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times. A recording is available.
Amy Bonomi, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI affiliate researcher, has accepted an invitation from Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to co-chair the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Amy Bonomi, PhD, MPH, KPWHRI affiliate researcher, with colleagues David Martin and Sandra Shanahan from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, edited a special issue of the Journal of Family Violence that focused on domestic homicide. Dr. Bonomi is the first author on an editorial introducing the issue, which contains new research on domestic homicide by Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, KPWHRI affiliate researcher.
Janelle Taylor, PhD, a KPWHRI affiliate researcher, gave a virtual lecture in April to the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Taylor's talk, titled "When Older Adults Who Have No Spouse or Children Develop Dementia, Who Cares?" described findings from the ACT study, including work from KPWHRI Assistant Investigator Marlaine Figueroa Gray, PhD.
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