Steve Rich, MD and his son Scott Rich

Caring for Adults with Autism

A working group based in the KP NCAL Division of Research seeks innovative ways to address the health care needs of adults with autism. By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP NCAL Division of Research Steve Rich, MD, chief of…

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KP physicians, Maryam Asgari, MD, Tien-An Yang, MD, and Ellen Kolarik, MD

A Meaningful Mission to Ghana

Dr. Maryam M. Asgari spent her summer vacation improving community health in a Ghana village. By Janet Byron, Senior Communication Specialist, Division of Research A paper plate hanging in the office of Maryam M. Asgari, MD, MPH, features a hand-crayoned…

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Sas day

SPG and SAS Take On Big Data

“Big Data” is getting bigger all the time, particularly in medicine and life sciences, where genomic data, clinical trial data, electronic health records and research study data come by the terabyte and petabyte. The challenge, and the future, lies in…

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Doctor explaining medicine to patient

Division’s study search portal up and running

To help physicians locate clinical trials or research studies that may be appropriate for their patients, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has launched the Clinical Trials and Research Studies website at To search for clinical trials…

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