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2009

DOR receives a $25 million Grand Opportunities grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct genotyping on 100,000 Kaiser Permanente members participating in the Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health, the largest population-based biobank in the United States.

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November 2008

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides $7.5 million over 5 years to establish a collaborative Cardiovascular Research Network within the HMO Research Network to better study the epidemiology, prevention, management, and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases. Learn more about…

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2008

DOR establishes the Comprehensive Clinical Research Unit (CCRU) to support clinical trials conducted by DOR research scientists and clinicians from The Permanente Medical Group across a variety of specialties. In 2018, this becomes the Clinical Trials Program.

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April 2007

Study of more than 132,000 children suggests link between autism and advanced maternal and paternal age. Learn more about risk of autism rises with age of moms, dads

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February 2007

The Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH), now one of the largest such research projects in the United States, is established to examine genetic and environmental factors that influence a wide variety of common diseases such as heart…

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April 2006

A comprehensive colorectal cancer screening study is launched that would go on to show how an integrated screening program can save lives. Learn more about leading on screening for colorectal cancer

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February 2006

The Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study — the largest randomized trial to look at diet and breast cancer risk — reports in JAMA that a diet high in vegetables, fruits, and fiber does not lower risk of invasive breast…

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November 2004

The Division of Research receives a $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study whether lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and use of complementary and alternative medicine impact recurrence and survival rates for women with breast cancer.…

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September 2004

A DOR research team publishes a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that shows chronic kidney disease increases a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke, or death.

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