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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.

 

 

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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Recent ReACH Center Publication Shows Significant Improvement in Physical and Cognitive Function after Chronic Pain Self-Management Trial

Chronic Pain

A recently published article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine details results from a parallel-group randomized trial of a chronic pain self-management programs that was developed by ReACH Scholars.  This self-management program was developed for low-income patients with chronic pain who often lack the skills and resources necessary to manage their disease.  

ReACH pilot project poster wins 2018 TSNRP Regina Aune Perseverance Award

Roxana Delgado, PhD and Kimberly Peacock EdD recently presented data from Dr. Delgado's ReACH funded pilot project at the 2018 TriService Nursing Research Program Dissemination Program and their poster entitled " Supporting the Wounded, Ill and Injured: Military Caregivers Health-Related Outcomes" won the 2018 TSNRP Regina Aune Perseverance Award. 

ReACH/IIMS 2018 Population Health Pilot Grant Program Awardee Announcement

The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS [UT Health San Antonio CTSA]) is pleased to annouce the 2018 ReACH/IIMS 2018 Population Health Pilot Grant Program awardees.  

ReACH Center pilots Tailgate Kitchen community nutrition program

On Wednesday, February 28th Ludivina Hernandez, CHW  and Kimberly Peacock, EdD with the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) partnered with South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to host Tailgate Kitchen, a community nutrition class at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in San Antonio.

ReACH Director featured on Texas Public Radio on World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was featured on Texas Public Radio discussing the importance of hepatitis C screening for baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1960).  

World Hepatitis Day is reminder to screen, treat baby boomers

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and ReACH Center director Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd., has a message for the generation most affected by hepatitis C, the baby boomers. Her mantra is the age-old adage: An ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure.  
 

ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center Launch Website to Help Texans Prevent Liver Cancer

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 9th leading cause of cancer-related death in the US and is one of the few cancers with an increasing incidence and mortality rate.  Texas has the second highest HCC rate in the country and HCC is the fastest growing cancer in the state.  The ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center through the support of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) have partnered on the Screen Treat or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) initiative which aims to reduce HCC incidence and mortality in Texas by implementing an evidence-based hepatitis c virus (HCV) screening and treatment program for low-income populations in primary care settings across South Texas and the Dallas regions.  

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 on The Huffington Post

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ReACH Director, Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED was featured in a Huffington Post article published January 23, 2017 that highlights the importance of raising awareness about hepatitis C screening.  

ReACH Co-Director Mary Jo Pugh PhD, RN featured on News 4 SA

Mary Jo Pugh, PhD, RN

On December 22, 2016, ReACH Center Co-Director Mary Jo Pugh PhD, RN, was featured on News 4 SA in a story that focused on her study that looks at epilepsy and its link to traumatic brain injury in veterans.  

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