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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 Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD
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Tirado-Ramos, Alfredo
School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatis
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tiradoramos@uthscsa.edu

Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD, is the founder and Chief of the Clinical Informatics Research Division of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Previous to arriving at the University of Texas, he served at Emory University School of Medicine as Associate Director for the Biomedical Informatics Core at the Center for AIDS Research at the Rollins School of Public Health. He also served as Scientific Member of the Winship Cancer Institute Prevention and Control Program and Senior Member of the Research Staff at the Center for Comprehensive Informatics. Dr. Tirado-Ramos comes to UTHSCSA with eighteen years of experience in research in informatics methods and technical development of data-centric information systems, reaching from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation. He has a proven, documented track in research information systems strategy development and implementation, while leading research projects within the framework of multidisciplinary scientific collaborations in biomedicine. Dr. Tirado-Ramos’s areas of expertise and interest are focused on informatics applied to clinically-relevant biomedical challenges, including the correlations between infectious disease and cancer, as well as whole genome sequencing for vaccine development research, with support from the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Atlanta’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards hub, which includes the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine. He leads a full-spectrum biomedical informatics program at UTHSCSA and explores the intersection between informatics, translational science, and clinically relevant data-centric problems including, but not limited to, computable phenotype-based research in health disparities, obesity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ageing, and cancer. Under the umbrella of successful PCORI awards, he created and maintains an information research system for interdisciplinary collaboration between pediatric endocrinologists, cancer researchers and neurologists, creating new institutional governance frameworks along the way. He also co-directs the informatics core at the Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, a National Institute on Aging award, where he works on state of the art informatics infrastructures to investigate innovative interventions that target the aging process as well as aging-related diseases, with a major focus on pharmacologic interventions.