Featured Stories Robert Sapolsky Delivers 28th Annual Saward Lecture The acclaimed author and scientist spoke about the biology of stress at Portland’s Newmark Theater on October 8. CHR Investigator Stephanie Fitzpatrick Lauded for Health Care Innovation At its annual Health Care of the Future event, the Portland Business Journal honored early-career researcher Stephanie Fitzpatrick with a “Health Care Five Under Forty” award. Five Key Takeaways from “Mind the Gap: Putting Evidence into Practice in the Era of Learning Health Systems” Three experts in the field of Learning Health Systems—including Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Director Lucy Savitz—propose a new strategy for bridging the gap between health research and clinical practice. Weighing the Alternatives: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Services at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Kaiser Permanente Northwest covers a range of complementary services—and the Center for Health Research plays a key role in understanding how well they work, how cost-effective they are, and what patients and doctors are saying about them. A Shot in the Arm — CHR Team Gives Vaccine Safety Research a ‘Boost’ Analyzing vaccine safety and communicating the results are vital to supporting widespread public education on the matter. Enter the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). Meet an Investigator: Carmit McMullen Carmit McMullen studies how background and culture influence personal health care decisions. It was a natural fit for this medical anthropologist who grew up in a multicultural home, moving between Israel and New York. Press Releases Large Study Finds HPV Vaccination Does Not Negatively Impact Fertility in Adolescents Adolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause. New Kaiser Permanente Study Will Examine the Role of Opioid Use in Suicide Risk Researchers aim to improve powerful prediction tools that help clinicians identify patients at high risk for suicide. Community Health Centers Can Help Boost Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Electronic health record-enabled tools, free screening tests and reminder letters help increase cancer screening rates in traditionally underserved patients.