Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, a health services researcher with decades of experience translating scientific findings into clinical practice, will join the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research as its new director in May. Savitz will replace Mary Durham, PhD, who retired in November.
The Hispanic Risk Model is the first breast cancer model based exclusively on data from Hispanic women. It was developed by a Kaiser Permanente researcher and his colleagues and is published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Retiring director plans to run more marathons, play the piano, and become fluent in Italian.
A four-year study funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health will assess the economic impact of autism spectrum disorder on families.