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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Carlos R. Jaén, MD, PhD

Carlos R. Jaén, MD, PhD
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Carlos R. Jaén, MD, PhD, FAAFP
Professor and Chair
The Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professorship
Department of Family and Community Medicine, UTHSCSA
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, UTSPH
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UTHSCSA

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San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 567-4553
Fax: (210) 567-4579
email: jaen@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and holds the Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is co-director of the Center for Research in Family Medicine and Primary Care. During the past two decades, the Center has studied nearly 500 predominantly independent, community-based primary care practices. Dr. Jaén’s research has focused on preventive care for individuals of all ages, especially primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. He has served on national expert panels that developed and updated smoking cessation guidelines. From 2005-2008, he served on the National Advisory Council to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians from the American Cancer Society. He is a practicing family physician and has annually been among the Best Doctors in America since 2002. Previously, he served as medical director at the Niagara Family Health Center and was in private practice in Ohio. Dr. Jaén’s current interests include building a healthier San Antonio through community wellness initiatives.
 

Research Interests: 

Clinical epidemiology and systematic reviews,
Primary Care/Public Health Intersection,
Advanced Primary Care Models, and Tobacco Control