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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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ReACH Scholar Lisa Cleveland, PhD Receives Grants Funding to Expand Training for Opioid Antidote

Opioid Crisis

ReACH ScholarDr.  Lisa Cleveland, assistant professor at UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has worked extensively with herion addicted mothers in Bexar Country.  She is using her experiences with these mothers to inform Bexar County's Joint Opioid Task Force and was recently awarded two grants from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to train first responders in the use of Narcan, an anti-overdose medication that can be injected or given as a nasal spray. To learn more about the opioid crisis in Bexar County and Dr. Cleveland's work to expand training in Narcan click here