ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

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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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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: