Impact February 2024
Focus Feature: Man who once dreamed of being a wildlife biologist nabs physician researcher award
Dr. Michael Fassett named SCPMG 2023 Physician Researcher of the Year
Michael J. Fassett, MD, grew up in Phoenix wanting to be a wildlife biologist. However, his life took a different turn after his dad suggested he would be a good doctor because he was good with people. It turns out, he also was good with research. Dr. Fassett was recently named the 2023 Southern California Permanente Group Physician Researcher of the Year. Read about his journey.
R&E News and Features
Kaiser Permanente Southern California to lead CDC-funded center to improve outbreak and disease prediction
Kaiser Permanente Southern California has been tapped to lead an innovation center that will develop advanced modeling approaches to better predict disease outbreaks and prepare the United States for future public health emergencies.
Diabetes increased among kids during pandemic
Rates of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased among children during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those ages 10 and older, male children, and children in specific racial and ethnic groups.
In the News
Coronary artery disease testing after initial heart failure hospitalization aids outcomesPhysician's WeeklyJanuary 29, 2024
TB testing practices may miss high-risk groupsHealioJanuary 24, 2024
Outpatient C. difficile may be more common than thought, study results indicateHealioJanuary 19, 2024
Opinion: Under-prescribing of Paxlovid may be our biggest COVID policy failureWashington PostJanuary 16, 2024
Opinion: The U.S. is facing the biggest COVID wave since Omicron. Why are we still playing make-believe?Los Angeles TimesJanuary 4, 2024
New Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine variant shows enhanced protection against COVID-19 hospitalizationNews MedicalJanuary 2, 2024
Greater positive airway pressure adherence in OSA yields lower health care costsHealioDecember 18, 2023
Neighborhood disadvantage tied to higher risk for ASDMedscapeDecember 13, 2023
Peripartum exposure to air pollution increases risk for postpartum depressionPsychiatry AdvisorNovember 27, 2023
Free deliveries of fresh produce improved blood sugar in adults with diabetesHealioNovember 22, 2023
for Dr. Annette Langer-Gould
Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD, is a translational neuroscientist with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She co-authored an editorial in Neurology urging the medical community to embrace a low-cost medication that could improve care for many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.