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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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Christopher R. Frei, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, FCCP

Christopher R. Frei, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, FCCP

Christopher R. Frei, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FCCP

Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center 

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine                                     


Program Director 

Translational Sciences PhD Program

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences  

UT Health San Antonio


Assistant Professor and Division Head of Pharmacotherapy 

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy


UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 6220
San Antonio, TX 78229-3400
Phone:  (210) 567-8355
Fax: (210) 567-3719

Christopher R. Frei, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FCCP is an Assistant Professor and Division Head of the Pharmacotherapy Division in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and a Director of the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center (PERC) in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Frei has been a principal investigator/co-investigator for 16 studies supported by NIH, professional societies, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers.

Research Interests: 

Emerging antibiotic resistance among Gram-positive bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus. Comparative-effectiveness, patient centered outcomes research, translational science, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research.