Announcements

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. 
 
 

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Selected for the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC was recently selected for the the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship and training program provides individualized mentoring by Hispanic senior faculty researchers, networking with PCOR experts and other researchers in Hispanic health equity, skills building for career development, a two day in-person PCOR training with a special session to present your research.  Congratulations Dr. Flores!

Bertha "Penny" Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar,  Penny Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC  has been awarded a KL2 grant.  Congratulations on this exciting achievement Dr. Flores! 

 

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Cancer Research

Sharon Cooper, Principal Investigator:
Texas Department of State Health Services. Cancer Record Occupation and Industry Coding Project, 2012-2013
 
Yuanyuan Liang, Co-Investigator:
 
Project #: 1 R01 CA138627
Funding Agency: NIH NCI
Title: Improving prostate biopsy efficiency: The finasteride challenge test
Status: Active
Period: 07/2010 - 06/2015
Role: Co-Investigator
Grant Detail: Study objective is to determine if a five alpha reductase challenge improves upon the performance of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA), Prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3), ETS gene fusion, markers of gene methylation, digital rectal examination (DRE), and other measures of prostate cancer risk in men who are scheduled for prostate biopsy. Our hypothesis is that the rate and magnitude of the fall of serum PSA will be greater among men without prostate cancer than among those men who are ultimately found to have prostate cancer.
 
Project #: N/A
Funding Agency: CPRIT
Title: Salud San Antonio! A Clinical and Health Collaborative for Cancer Screening
Status: Active
Period: 03/2012 - 02/2015
Role: Co-Investigator
Grant Detail: The long-term goal of the Salud San Antonio program is to reduce breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality among residents in the West and South sides of San Antonio, predominantly Latino areas of the city.
 
Period: 03/2012 - 02/2015
Role: Co-Investigator
Grant Detail: The long-term goal of the Salud San Antonio program is to reduce breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality among residents in the West and South sides of San Antonio, predominantly Latino areas of the city.