Announcements

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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Military

Sharon Cooper, Principal Investigator:
Subcontract, Geneva Foundation (from Department of Defense). Clinical Investigation of Hearing Injuries, Noise Exposures, and Cost Burden In Active Duty US Military Service Members 2012-2013 (PI)

Mary Jo Pugh:
Consultant (Turner PI)
Title: Peer Support to Improve Function and Pain Control in Veterans Suffering from Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Awarded by Coates Foundation
Total Costs $75,000

Principal Investigator IIR 11-067
Title: Restructuring Epilepsy Care: Organizational Dynamics and Quality (RECORD Quality)D
Dates: not yet determined (4 year study beginning FY12)
Awarded by: VA Health Services Research and Development Service
Total Costs: $1,068,000

Principal Investigator DHI 09-237
Title: Identifying and Validating Complex Comorbidity Clusters in OEF-OIF Veterans
Dates: 10/01/2010-09/30/2014
Awarded by: VA Health Services Research and Development Service
Total Costs: $1,097,000

Co-Investigator IIR 08-274
Surgical Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders (STOPP)
Dates: 04/01/2010-03/31/2013
Awarded by: VA Health Services Research and Development Service
Total Costs: $792,500

Christopher R. Frei: