Featured Stories Our 2016 Annual Report With a new director joining us this spring and many new faces around the Center, we look back on a highly successful year of research with pride—and excitement for what lies ahead. Researchers and Pharmacists Team Up to Combat Opioid Overuse Scientists at the Center for Health Research recently partnered with KP pharmacists to test a program to curb prolonged opioid use, as part of an FDA-funded clinical trial. Reducing Unnecessary Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency By making minor changes to their procedures for ordering tests, health care systems can help patients get the right screenings at the right time. Meet an Investigator: Matthew Banegas Farming and health research both require meticulous recordkeeping, a skill Matthew Banegas learned from his grandfather, who had a farm in rural New Mexico. Banegas now studies disparities in cancer care with the goal of better understanding and reducing those disparities. Press Releases Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Welcomes 30-Year Research Veteran Lucy Savitz as New Director 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.