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ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this exciting opportunity! 

ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

 

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. 
 
 

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  • Shallwani S Spahidja A Simmonds MJ. Predictors of Changes in Health Related Quality of Life during Chemotherapy in an Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patient Population Cancer 2011
  • Simmonds MJ Song W Ma X. Computer Game Playing on Pain, Mood and Movement Pain 2011
  • Vanderbyl, B.L., Nash, C., Tran, A.T., Windholz, T. Swanson, T., Kasymjanova, G., Simmonds, M.J., Jagoe, R.T.. Standard exercise training offers advantages over Qigong for patients with advanced lung and gastrointestinal cancer New York City, June 28-30: 2012. (International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer).
  • Maureen J. Simmonds, Brian Degenhardt. Pain, Mind, and Movement: Unraveling Models, Shifting Paradigms, and the Social Dimension Clin J Pain 2012 Jul;28(6):465-466.
  • Simmonds MJ, Derghazarian, Tamar MS, Vlaeyen, Johan W. S.. Physiotherapists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intolerance of Uncertainty Influence Decision Making in Low Back Pain Clin J Pain 2012 Jul;28(6):467-474.