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ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) will be featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  Dr. Turner and her team conducted a population-based survey representing 8.8 million Hispanic residents of five Southwestern states who did not have chronic pain.  The data from this study reveal serious gaps in knowledge about chronic pain including misunderstanding about relying on narcotics to treat the disease. This is the first study to reveal poor knowledge about chronic pain in a large population of Americans and reinforces the urgency of launching a broad-based educational campaign about chronic pain and its care. 
 
 

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Selected for the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC was recently selected for the the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship and training program provides individualized mentoring by Hispanic senior faculty researchers, networking with PCOR experts and other researchers in Hispanic health equity, skills building for career development, a two day in-person PCOR training with a special session to present your research.  Congratulations Dr. Flores!

Bertha "Penny" Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar,  Penny Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC  has been awarded a KL2 grant.  Congratulations on this exciting achievement Dr. Flores! 

 

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  • Liang Y, Li Y, Wang J, Carriere KC. Multiple-objective response-adaptive repeated measurement designs in clinical trials for binary responses Statistics in Medicine 2014 Feb;33(4):607-617.
  • Taylor BS, Liang Y, Sergio Garduno L, Bulllock D, Walter B, Gerardi M, Anstead G, Turner BJ. High risk of obesity and weight gain for HIV-infected uninsured minorities Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2014 Feb;65(2):e33-e40.
  • Liang Y, Ankerst DP, Feng Z, Stanford JL, Thompson IM. The risk of biopsy-detectable prostate cancer using the prostate cancer prevention trial risk calculator in a community setting Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2013 Nov;31(8):1464-1469.
  • Liang Y, Messer JC, Louden C, Jimenez-Rios MA, Thompson IM, Camarena-Reynoso HR. Prostate cancer risk prediction in a urology clinic in Mexico Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2013 Oct;31(7):1085-1092.
  • Hartling L, Newton M, Liang Y, Jou H, Hewson K, Klassen TP, Curtis S. A randomized controlled trial of music to reduce pain and distress in the pediatric emergency department JAMA Pediatrics 2013 Sep;167(9):826-835.
  • Liang Y, Carriere KC. A comparison of statistical methods for analyzing discrete hierarchical data: A case study of family data on alcohol abuse Open Journal of Statistics 2013 Aug;3(4A):1-6.
  • Liang Y, Ehler BR, Hollenbeak CS, Turner BJ. Behavioral support intervention for uncontrolled hypertension: A complier average causal effect (CACE) analysis Medical Care 2012 Dec.
  • Liang Y, Carrière KC. Allocating multiple patients at a time in multiple-objective response-adaptive repeated measurement designs International Journal of Statistics and Probability 2012 Nov;1(2):186-197.
  • Liang Y, Du F, Thompson IM, Turner BJ. Limited PSA testing in indigent men in South Texas: An appropriate care or missing a prevention opportunity? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2012 Sep; 21(9):1489-1496.
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Liang Y, Pandit K, Joseph S, Weiner MG. A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension Journal of General Internal Medicine 2012 Oct;27(10):1258-1264
  • Liang Y, Carrière KC. Allocating multiple patients at a time in multiple-objective response-adaptive repeated measurement designs International Journal of Statistics and Probability 2012 Nov;1(2):186-197.
  • Hartling L, Liang Y, Lacaze-Masmonteil T. Chorioamnionitis as a risk factor for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Archives of Disease in Childhood.- Fetal 2012 Jan;97(1):F8-F17.
  • Ankerst DP, Koniarski T, Liang Y, Leach R, Feng Z, Sanda M, Partin AW, Chan DW, Kagan J, Sokoll L, Wei JT, Thompson IM. Updating risk prediction tools: A case study in prostate cancer Biometrical Journal 2012 Jan;54(1):127-142.
  • Liang Y, Ankerst DP, Ketchum NS, Thompson IM. Reply to Letter to the Editor: Prospective evaluation of operating characteristics of prostate cancer detection biomarkers. Journal of Urology 2011 Nov;186:2131-2132.
  • Hardman RL, Liang Y, Ware S, Jung AJ, Peng Q, EI-Merhi F, Chen Y, Thompson IM.. Correlation of PSA density to prostate cancer based on prostate volume by 3.0T MRI Open Journal of Urology 2011 Aug;1(3):28-36.
  • Ankerst DP, Pollock BH, Liang Y, Dizdarevic N, Kyrylenko S, Boeck A, Thompson IM, Leach R. Trends and co-trends of prostate-specific antigen and body mass index in a screened population. Urology 2011 Jul;78(1):10-16.
  • Hendson L, Russell L, Robertson CM, Liang Y, Chen Y, Abdalla A, Lacaze-Masmonteil T. Neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants with histological chorioamnionitis Journal of Pediatrics 2011 Mar;158(3):397-402.
  • Liang Y, Ankerst DP, Ketchum NS, Ercole M, Shah G, Shaughnessy JD, Leach RJ, Thompson IM. Prospective evaluation of operating characteristics of prostate cancer detection biomarkers. Journal of Urology 2011 Jan;185(1):104-110.
  • Liang Y, Ankerst DP, Ketchum, NS, Leach RJ, Thompson IM, Pollock BH. Population-based screening for prostate cancer: Improved outcomes in African American men Annals of Urology 2011;1(1):1-8.
  • Jones L, Liang Y, Pituskin EN, Battaglini CL, Scott JM, Hornsby WE, Haykowsky M. Effect of exercise training on peak oxygen consumption in patients with cancer: A meta-analysis. Oncologist 2011;16(1):112-120.
  • Liang Y, Ankerst DP, Sanchez M, Leach RJ, Thompson IM. Body mass index adjusted prostate-specific antigen and its application for prostate cancer screening. Urology 2010 Nov;76(5):1268e1-1268e2.
  • Galvao CM, Liang Y, Clark A. Effectiveness of cutaneous warming systems on temperature control: meta-analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2010 Jun;66(6):1196-1206.
  • Clark AM, Haykowsky M, Kryworuchko J, MacClure T, Scott J, DesMeules M, Luo W, Liang Y, McAlister FA. A meta-analysis of randomized control trials of home-based secondary prevention programs for coronary artery disease. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2010 Jun;17(3):261-270.
  • Liang Y, Carrière KC. On the role of baseline measurements for crossover designs under the self and mixed carryover effects model. Biometrics 2010 Mar;66(1):140-148.
  • Hartling L, Shaik MS, Tjosvold L, Leicht R, Liang Y, Kumar M. Music for medical indications in the neonatal period: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009 Sep;94(5):F349-F354.
  • Lai AL, Girgis S, Liang Y, Carr S, Huynh HQ. Diagnostic criteria for eosinophilic esophagitis: A 5-year retrospective review in a pediatric population. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2009 Jul;49(1):63-70.
  • Dowling S, Spooner CH, Liang Y, Dryden DM, Friesen C, Klassen TP, Wright RB. Accuracy of Ottawa ankle rules to exclude fractures of the ankle and midfoot in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009 Apr;16(4):277-287.
  • Liang Y, Carrière KC. Multiple-objective response-adaptive repeated measurement designs for clinical trials. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 2009 Mar;139(3):1134-1145.
  • Scott JM, Esch BTA, Haykowsky M, Warburton DER, Toma M, Jelani A, Taylor D, Paterson I, Poppe D, Liang Y, Thompson R. Cardiovascular responses to incremental and sustained sub-maximal exercise in heart transplant recipients. American Journal of Physiology 2009 Feb;296(2):H350-H358.
  • Hartling L, Ospina M, Liang Y, Dryden D, Hooton N, Seida J, Klassen TP. Risk of bias vs. quality assessment in systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials. British Medical Journal 2009;339:1-6.
  • Liang Y, Carrière KC. The stratified and randomized play-the-winner rule. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 2008 Dec;17(6):581-593.
  • Russell K, Dryden DM, Liang Y, Friesen C, O‘Gorman K, Greidance C, Durec T, Wild TC, Klassen TP. Risk factors for methamphetamine use in youth: A systematic review. BMC Pediatrics 2008 Oct;8:1-10.
  • Klassen JA, Liang Y, Tjosvold L, Klassen TP, Hartling L. Music therapy for pain and anxiety in children and youth undergoing medical procedures: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2008 Mar;8(2):117-128.
  • Tomczak CR, Warburton DER, Reiss KJ, Jendzjowsky NJ, Esch BT, Liang Y, Haennel RG, Haykowsky MJ. Pulmonary oxygen uptake and heart rate kinetics during the six-minute walk test in transplant recipients. Transplantation 2008 Jan;85(1):29-35.
  • Hooton N, Sumamo S, Liang Y. Tips and tricks for understanding and using SR results: Intention to treatment analysis. Evidence-based Child Health 2008;3:591-592.
  • Tomczak CR, Warburton DE, Reiss KJ, Jendzjowsky NG, Liang Y, Bhambhani Y, Haennel RG, Haykowsky MJ. A prediction model for estimating pulmonary oxygen uptake during the 6-minute walk test in organ transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 2007 Dec;39(10):3313-3316.
  • Haykowsky M, Liang Y, Pechter D, Jones L, McAlister F, Clark A. Exercise in chronic heart failure: Does it need to be "Anti-Remodeling" – Reply. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007 Dec;50(24):2355-2356.
  • Vandermeer B, Buscemi N, Liang Y, Witmans M. Comparison of meta-analytic results of indirect, direct and combined comparisons of drugs for chronic insomnia in adults: a case study. Medical Care 2007 Oct;45(10):S166-S172.
  • Haykowsky M, Liang Y, Pechter D, Jones L, McAlister F, Clark A. A meta-analysis of the effect of exercise training on left ventricular remodeling in heart failure patients: the benefit depends on the type of training performed. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007 Jun;49(24):2329-2336.
  • Huang R, Liang Y, Carrière KC. The role of proxy information in missing data analysis. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 2005 Oct;14(5):457-471.
  • Brewerton LJ, Chari RS, Liang Y, Bhargava R. Fetal lung-to-liver signal intensities: development of a normal scale and possible role in predicting pulmonary hypoplasia in utero. Radiology 2005 Jun;235(3):1005-1010.