IMPACT: The research newsletter of Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Impact February 2024

February 7, 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

  • Photo of partial face of medical person in face shield in front of Kaiser signagge

    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

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Dr. Annette Langer-Gould and her 2 sons on vacation in Norway.

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.