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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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Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH

Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH
Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH
John M. Smith, Jr. Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 7794
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 358-3930
Fax: (210) 223-6940

Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH is the John M. Smith, Jr. Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Ferrer is a practicing family physician with research interests at the interface of primary care and public health, including primary care transformation and quality improvement, social determinants of health, and applications of complexity science to health and health care. He has been principal investigator on grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, as well as other state and local funders. Currently, he also serves as Director of Community Engagement for UTHSCSA’s Clinical Translational Science Award. Since 2009, he has been an associate editor for the Annals of Family Medicine. In 2002, he received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award. From 2007-09 he served on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange initial Expert Panel. Dr. Ferrer is active in community health initiatives, serving as chair of the leadership team for San Antonio’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant from the CDC and also as a member of the core group for the Bexar County Health Collaborative’s Community Health Improvement Plan.

Research Interests: 

Primary care practice improvement, primary prevention of chronic disease, social determinants of health, and applications of complexity science to health and health care.