Items of Note

December 2016


Evidence-based Practice Center Earns Kudos at Annual Guidelines Conference

KPRA EPC team members Brittany Burda, Corinne Evans, and Jennifer Lin in Philadelphia for the 13th Annual G-I-N Conference

At the annual conference of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) in late September, the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center (KPRA EPC) was honored with the G-I-N Poster Prize. Jennifer Lin, MD, director of the KPRA EPC, presented the poster entitled “Guidance on Subpopulation Considerations in Systematic Reviews: Topic Scoping & Work Plan (Protocol) Development.”

In addition, the conference featured an oral presentation by Research Associate Corinne Evans, MPP: “Multivariate Risk Assessment and Risk Stratification in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Portfolio.” Corinne discussed the role of risk assessment and stratification in tailoring USPSTF recommendations to the needs of diverse populations, and she described a recent audit conducted by the KPRA EPC to examine how these methods are being applied across the Task Force’s portfolio of work.

Research Associate Brittany Burda, DHSc, MPH, also presented a poster at the conference: “Declarations of Interest Management in Guidelines Developed by the World Health Organization.”


Primary Care Research Conference Spotlights Arwen Bunce's Poster on Qualitative Data Collection

A poster by Research Associate Arwen Bunce, MA, was selected for special attention at the annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group in November. The poster, “The Art of Lurking: Lessons From Qualitative Data Collection in an Implementation Study,” will be featured in the Research Methodology section of the conference’s Poster Walk. The poster is based on a study that examined the ways in which the collection of qualitative data, in the context of a pragmatic implementation trial, may affect the implementation process and thus study outcomes.


ObesityWeek Conference Honors Nangel Lindberg for Poster

Assistant Investigator Nangel Lindberg, PhD, received the Poster of Excellence Award at the annual ObesityWeek 2016 conference, sponsored by The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The poster, “Underdiagnoses of Diabetes and Prediabetes: Concordance Between Medical Record and HbA1C and Fasting Plasma Glucose Concentrations in a Community Health Center,” was among more than a thousand research abstracts presented at the meeting, held Oct. 31–Nov. 4 in New Orleans. Lindberg’s poster was based on her R01 study “Culturally Competent Behavior for Diabetes Risk Reduction,” on which she serves as principal investigator.


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