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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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! 

 

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!

ReACH Scholar Meetings resume August 19th

ReACH Scholar meetings will resume for the Fall semester on Friday, August 19th.  Please join us at 7:30 am in the ReACH Conference Room for a short update on the UT System Collaborative on Popuylation Health Innovation and Improvement initiative and a conversation about Health Co-production with Carrie Jo Braden, PhD.  If you are unable to attend in person please contact Sarah Lill for GoToMeeting information.

Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar,  Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD has been awarded a KL2 grant.  Congratulations on this exciting acheivement Dr. Kanzler!  

New Scholar - Dr. Stacy Ogbeide

We would like to introduce the newest ReACH Scholar, Stacy Ogbeide, who joins us from the department of Family & Community Medicine.  Welcome Dr. Ogbeide!

New Scholar - Dr. Alfredo Tirado-Ramos

We would like to introduce the newest ReACH scholar, Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, who joins us from the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Welcome Dr. Tirado-Ramos!

Travel Award Recipients Announced

ReACH would like to congratulate Dr. Lung-Chang Chien and Dr. Yuanyuan Liang on being the recipients of the ReACH travel awards for the second cycle. Dr. Chien will be giving a platform session on spatial association and vulnerability of obesity prevalence on county-level diabetes prevalence in the United States at the American Public Health Association 143rd annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Dr. Liang will be giving a poster presentation comparing three cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators in an HIV+ cohort from a public HIV clinic in South Texas at the American Heart Association 2015 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL. Congratulations, Dr. Chien and Dr. Liang!

New Scholar - Dr. Kathryn Kanzler

We would like to introduce the newest ReACH scholar, Kathryn Kanzler, who joins us from the department of psychiatry. Welcome Dr. Kanzler!

NEW: Pilot Project Awarded to Dr. Penny Flores

ReACH would like to congratulate Dr. Penny Flores on being the recipient of the 2nd annual ReACH pilot projects grant award. Her project entitled "Hispanic Grandparents as Primary Caregivers for their Grandchildren in the Context of Parental Substance Abuse" will explore the barriers and facilitators encountered by Hispanic grandparents caring for grandchildren in the context of parental substance abuse as well as the decision-making processes they use. She will be collaborating with another ReACH Scholar, Dr. Lisa Cleveland. Congratulations, Dr. Flores!

Hepatitis C in Baby Boomers

The purpose of this project to improve screening and linkage to care for hepatitis C (HCV) of baby boomers across two regions in south Texas in outpatient settings.  Read more about it https://reach.uthscsa.edu/node/94

$2.9 million study uses texts, counseling to control obesity

A new obesity management program will use family counseling, text messages and newsletters to help control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino children. Read More...

Welcome Dr. Jatoi!

We would like to introduce the newest ReACH scholar, Ismail Jatoi, MD, PhD, FACS, who joins us from the division of surgical oncology

2014 Presidential Award Winners honored Feb. 6

Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, assistant professor of family and community health systems, School of Nursing Read More

Dr. Jaén chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine

Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named chair-elect of the American Board of Family Medicine, the board that certifies the nation’s family physicians. His election was announced May 7. Dr. Jaén will chair the board for one year beginning in 2014. Read more...

Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén on Best Doctors list

Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén was one of eighty faculty physicians from UT Medicine San Antonio who were honored in the August issue of San Antonio Magazine as 2013 Best Doctors in San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read more...

Suicide-related behavior: anti-epileptic drugs not direct cause

Dr. Mary Jo Pugh’s new study of the suggested link between anti-epileptic drugs and suicide-related behavior among veterans revealed that the risk for that behavior peaked in the month before the drugs were prescribed. Read more...

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards $1.6 million

Dr. Barbara J. Turner ...will lead a multi-institutional team studying different approaches to involve communities in health research... in Frio County and a separate one in Karnes County. Read more...

Family physician Jaén elected to Institute of Medicine

Dr. Carlos Roberto Jaén, a family physician whose research on improving patient-centered care and community health has drawn international acclaim, is among 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Read more...

Researcher Aims for Better Healthcare

Doctors throughout Philadelphia were baffled at why 38 percent of colonoscopy patients failed to show up for their appointment. Read more...

Researcher Wins Award

Dr. Maureen Simmonds recently won Canadian Physiotherapy Silver Quill Award with one of herMasters students papers – best paper published in Physiotherapy in Canada for 2011.

Congratulations!

The ReACH Center would like to congratulate Dr. Barbara Turner on receiving an award for Master of the American College of Physicians.