Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Knowledge to Improve Health

In 1964, a few visionaries started a small medical research unit in the basement of Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Oregon. As we mark our 50th anniversary, we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone. In this brief video, you’ll learn about our rich history and our vision for the future, and you’ll meet some of the people whose lives we’ve helped to change. Read more »

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A Record Year for National Institutes of Health Grants

The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research received nearly twice as much funding from NIH in 2014 as it did the previous year. Oregon Health & Science University still tops the list, but many Oregon research institutions are doing better than in previous years.

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Pregnant women don’t need to eat for two. CHR researcher interviewed by KPTV.
KPTV, FOX news
Does Vitamin D reduce the risk of falls in elderly people?
Treatments to prevent cervical cancer do not affect fertility.
MedPage Today | Portland Business Journal
Task Force recommends ambulatory monitoring to confirm high blood pressure diagnosed in the doctor’s office.
HealthDay | MedPageToday
Veterans with PTSD benefit from having service dogs, according to early study results.
Oregonian | Salem Statesman Journal
Breast Cancer diagnosis comes late for many Latina women in Oregon.
KLCC, public radio
Kaiser Permanente