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San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week November 13-17, 2017

San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week is about highlighting the entrepreneurs and the businesses that are creating positive changes in the San Antonio community.  UT Health San Antonio is hosting three sessions on Wednesday, November 15th that will celebrate bioscience innovation and the entrepreneurial passion of our faculty, trainees and graduate students.   
4:00 pm there will be a panel discussion about neuroscience and sport medicine where the latest innovations and treatments will be discussed.
5:15 pm Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, PhD, Vice President for Research and Professor and Robert Langston, Coordinator of Teacher and School Programs at the San Antonio Museum of Art will lead an Art & Science Walk through an exhibit in the UT Health South Texas Research Facility that showcases the ingenuity and creative thinking shared by both artistic and scientific minds.
6:30 pm at Cafe Martinez Michael J Wargovich PhD and Chef Iverson Brownell will host a presentation and demo to show you how easy recipes using common spices have proven to reduce inflammation and help you live healthier. The event is free, but you will need to register.
 
 
 

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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7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

Fax: 210-562-5560

Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSED, MACP

Barbara Turner
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Barbara J Turner MD, MSED
Founding and Former Director, Center for Research to Advance Community Health
James D. and Ona I. Dye Professor of Medicine
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 

7411 John Smith, Suite 1050
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone:  (210) 562-5550
Fax: (210) 562-5560
email: turner@uthscsa.edu

Founding and Former Director

Barbara J Turner, MD, MSED, MACP is James D. and Ona I. Dye Professor of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and the Founding and Former Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH). She was formerly the Executive Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Turner is a practicing general internist and health services researcher focusing on vulnerable populations and health disparities using administrative databases to evaluate care. Dr. Turner has over 140 peer-reviewed publications and editorials on: quality of ambulatory care; cardiovascular and cancer preventive care; HIV care; chronic pain/opioid use; substance abuse; primary care practice redesign; and patient adherence to care. She has directed several randomized clinical trials that use peer coaches to improve receipt of needed cancer preventive services and to reduce cardiovascular risk in high risk African-Americans. She was formerly the Director of the Primary Care NRSA Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr Turner has served as Regent of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). She was also Chair of HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. She has received grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, among others.

Research Interests: 

Health disparities, quality of care, cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention and substance abuse.