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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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Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD

 Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD
Contact: 

Tirado-Ramos, Alfredo
School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatis
210-562-4012
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.