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ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

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ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

 

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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Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD

Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD
Contact: 

Waridibo "Wari" Allison MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 7881
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone:  (210) 567-0939
Fax: (210) 567-4670
email: allisonw@uthscsa.edu

Waridibo (Wari) Allison, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease at UT Health San Antonio and Medical Director at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). She has an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor of Population Health at New York University (NYU). She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine, London and completed internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and infectious disease fellowship at NYU. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Allison is passionate about improving access to health care for under-served, disadvantaged populations in the US and in resource limited settings overseas, whether that disadvantage is geographical, racial, cultural, gender-based or economical. Her current research focuses on prevention, screening and linkage to care in relation to HIV and viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis C. She has clinical responsibility for people living with HIV attending the SAAF Care Clinic and as an attending physician on the inpatient infectious disease service at University Hospital, San Antonio. She is the principal investigator/program director of a federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded 'project of national significance' for "Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV".

Research Interests: 

Hepatitis C, HIV, Human Papillomavirus (HPV)