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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  During May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage priority populations to get tested.  For more information about current ReACH Center hepatitis C screening and preventions projects please visit http://stophepatitisc.com/

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this exciting opportunity! 

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.

 

 

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Chronic Pain

ReACH Director 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) was 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.  

Hispanics’ knowledge of chronic pain shows gaps

Hispanics and other minorities are more likely to receive poor quality of care for chronic pain. A new survey of Hispanics’ knowledge about chronic pain reveals that, even with the painkiller-related deaths of celebrities such as Prince and Heath Ledger, most know little about chronic pain and its care, leaving them vulnerable to repeat the dangerous painkiller cycle. 

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured in Pain Medicine News

On June 20, 2016, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the ReACH Center, was featured in an article entitlted "Belief that Races ar 'Biologically Different' Hampers Pain Care" published by Pain Medicine News. The article focuses on race-based disparities in the quality of care received in chronic pain management.

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, to Present on Chronic Pain in Frio County on June 27, 2016

Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic Flyer

On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the Center to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will lead a webinar entitled "Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic" at the Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall, TX.

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Think Health Science series

Pain Management Word Map

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner was featured on Texas Public Radio's Think Health Science series in a presentation entitled 'Advances in pain management."  The presentation also featured UTHSCSA faculty member Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH.

Research from ReACH Director and ReACH Scholar Cited in CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

On March 18, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  Research published by ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner and ReACH Scholar Dr. Yaunyuan Laing was among the research cited in the guidance.  Congratulations to Dr. Turner and Dr. Liang!

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