Announcements

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! 

 

New ReACH Scholars Lisa Kilpela, PhD and Kathleen Stevens, EdD

We are thrilled to introduce the two newest ReACH Scholars, Lisa Kilpela, PhD from the department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Kathleen Stevens, EdD from Heath Restoration and Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing.  Welcome Dr. Kilpela and Dr. Stevens!

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7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

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About the ReACH Center

Mission

To promote the health of South Texas residents, especially its majority Hispanic population, through comparative effectiveness research. ReACH brings together researchers from diverse disciplines and community partners to evaluate quality of care and implement culturally appropriate models of care that will result in optimal health outcomes.

Long Term Vision

ReACH’s institutional collaborators are joining forces to identify systems of care that meet the needs our heterogeneous patient population in South Texas as well as contribute to improving the quality and outcomes of care for all Americans. ReACH will advance the methodologies that underpin comparative effectiveness research in order to inform studies that define evidence-based, high quality care with judicious use of resources. The ultimate success of the Center will be measured in sustainable improvements in health care delivery and disease prevention in our community.

Resources

ReACH has 24 Scholars who are PhDs and MDs from diverse disciplines including statistics, epidemiology, health services research, informatics, economics, psychology, anthropology, community engagement, and behavioral medicine. Medical specialties represented by ReACH Scholars include; family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases. The Center is guided by community advisors to ensure that we study and implement models of care that will result in optimal health outcomes. ReACH provided analytics support for University Health Systems and has created three longitudinal databases for research and administrative purposes: diabetes, HIV, and seniors who may be eligible for PSA testing. ReACH has also created a longitudinal database of patients with diabetes for UTHSCSA. All of these databases include demographics, medications, relevant laboratory tests and results, visit encounters, consultation services, and UHS data includes hospitalizations.

Organization, Structure, and Governence

The REsearch to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center is multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers and clinicians from three institutions including the University of Texas Health Science Centers at San Antonio and the University of Texas School of Public Health. The Center's Director reports to the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.