Open Research Coordinator Position

ReACH is seeking a Research Coordinator!  Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this position.

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ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Honored with 2018 Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD was honored with the 2018 Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award.  The IIMS Community Engagement Hero Awards program recognizes individuals who have worked as a part of a community and research partnership build on a foundation of reciprocal learning and trust for the improved health and well-being of South Texas communities.  The Outstanding Researcher award recognizes faculty, staff and/or trainees who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment for collaboratively developing projects the promote leadership and shared learning to address community health concerns.

Dr. Allison along with the Southwest Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Community Health Center received a 2018-2019 Community Engagement Small Project Grant entitled "Research Activity and Community Engagement to Screen, Treat & Organize Prevention for Hepatitis C (RACE to STOP HCV)." 

Dr. Allison is also the Principal Investigator the Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to treatment and Education for HIV/HCV in people of color (TACKLE HIV/HCV).  TACKLE HIV/HCV is a multifaceted program to improve prevention, care, treatment and cure of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people living with HIV in South Texas.  The TACKLE program aims to establish a model of HCV screening and linkage to care and treatment including integration of substance use disorder/mental health services for People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) in a network of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded clinics in South Texas.The TACKLE program supports provider education for HIV/HCV co-infection management and treatment in PLWHIV by the UT Health San Antonio ECHO. TACKLE HIV/HCV aims to increase education about screening for HIV/HCV in communities that are predominantly composed of people of color and is working toward improving surveillance for acute and chronic HCV in PLWHIV.  

In addition to the two programs mentioned above Dr. Allison is a faculty mentor to a Kleberg Medical Scholar researching ways that providers can better understand the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence sexual behaviors, perception of risk, as well as attitudes, acceptability, and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, particularly among minorities.