ReACH/IIMS Announce 2019-2020 Population Health Pilot Grants Program

The ReACH Center, in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) have announced the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  Applications are due January 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm.  To learn more about this RFA please visit our ReACH/IIMS Popultion Health Pilot Grants page! 

ReACH is Seeking a Research Area Specialist!

The ReACH Center is recruiting for a Research Area Specialist-Associate position.  For more information about this opening, please visit our Staff Opportunites page.  

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Research Area Specialist - Associate

Job Summary:

This role is within the UT Health San Antonio Center Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) for candidates at the BS/BA level. This position is largely funded by an NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23; PI: Dr. Kathryn Kanzler). This position involves working on a 4-year project to culturally tailor an acceptance-based behavioral intervention to be delivered by promotores (community health workers) for Hispanic/Latinx primary care patients with type 2 diabetes. This role will involve learning experiences in treatment tailoring, health disparities, mixed methods research, and dissemination and implementation science. There will also be opportunities for assisting with other ReACH projects related to improving physical and mental health of our community.

As applicable, the research are specialist will receive professional development mentoring, including guidance regarding career decision-making and applications to graduate school.  This position offers excellent experience for applications to graduate programs in clinical psychology, public health, and other health-related fields.

Job Duties:

1.  Performs duties in support of research project such as scheduling research participants, obtaining research data, organizing data, researching records and entering data in a research database.

2.  Assists with conduct and coordination of 3-phase study to include: Patient screening, eligibility, enrollment, coordination of required study procedures, assists with informed consent process, assists with questions from the patient/family members regarding participation, assures maintenance of study records via research files, Velos, and EHR systems.

3.  Communicates with the Promotores program and multiple departments (within UT Health San Antonio, University Health System, etc) to obtain needed information and to help coordinate study procedures. Ensures compliance with all federal and local regulations.

4. Works closely with study team to: help coordinate (and prepare meeting materials) for face-to-face and teleconference meetings with study team; conduct literature reviews; develop and submit documentation for IRB review and provide updates to IRB as needed; assist with qualitative research activities including focus groups and interviews; assist with preparing materials for presentation and/or publication.

5. Assists in the maintenance of information and literature, and keeps current on literature and developments in the areas of research.

6.  Educates clinical staff of study conduct, assuring documents are current and available for staff to review. Study maintenance: screening logs, adverse event logs, SAE reports, progress reports, data and query management as well as expectation and query reports. Monitors study for protocol amendments. 

7. Position will require collection of patient blood samples thru phlebotomy. Training will be provided for candidates. 


Bachelor's degree in an educational/social science is required. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field is preferred.


Up to one (1) year related experience is required. Applicants with experience in psychology research are particularly encouraged to apply. Bilingual Spanish-English language proficiency is required.

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