Announcements

May ReACH Scholars Meeting

The next ReACH Scholars meeting will be held on Friday, May 19th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.  Please join us in person or virtually for a presentation by Rebekah Salt PhD, RN.  For more information please contact Sarah Lill.

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!

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Posters/Presentations

2013 Texas Viral Hepatitis Summitt (November 5, 2013, Houston)
 

  • Hanson J, Taylor B, Perez ME, Hernandez L, Turner BJ. HCV screening and linkage to care of baby boomers admitted to a San Antonio Safetynet Hospital: First Year Experience.

 
141st Annual APHA Meeting and Expo (November 4-5, 2013, Boston, MA)
 

  • Turner BJ,  Chen Y, Liang Y, Salazar C. Association of poor baseline attendance to scheduled clinic visits by primary care patients with diabetes.
  • Turner BJ, Liang Y, Louden C, Ehler B, Aung K. Association of prescribd opioid analgesicsenzodiazepines, and antidepressants with duration of hospitalization: A National cohort study.  

 
UT System Clnical Effectiveness Conference (September 25-27, 2013, San Antonio, TX)

  • Taylor B, Hanson J, Perez ME, Hernandez L, Turner BJ. Novel Model for Inpatient HCV Screening and Linkage to Care for Baby Boomers. Building the Bridge: Public Policy and Public Health Effect Health Care Reform. 

 
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (June, 2013, Baltimore, MD)
 

  • Turner BJ, Chen Y, Liang Y. Association of poor attendance to scheduled clinic visits by primary care patients with uncontrolled diabetes and improvement in diabetes control. 
  • Morrato E, Concannon T, Meissner P, Shah ND, Turner BJ. Dissemination and Implementation of Comparative Effectiveness Evidence: Key informant interviews with Clinical and Translational Science Award Institution.
  • Turner BJ, Liang Y, Louden C, Ehler B, Aung K. Association of Opioid Analgesics, Benzodiazepine, and Anti-depressant Prescriptions with Hospitalization: A National Cohort Study.

 
34th Annual Meeting for Society of General Internal Medicine (May 6, 2011, Phoenix, AZ)

  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak C, Liang YY, Pandit K, Joseph S, Weiner M. Randomized Controlled Trial of Medical Home Features to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. Plenary Presentation.

 
37th Annual Meeting for Society of General Internal Medicine (April 23 -27, 2014, San Diego, CA)
 

  • Turner BJ, Taylor BS, Hanson JT,  Perez ME, Hernandez L. First Year Experience of HCV Screening of 2,765 Baby Boomers Admitted to a Safety Net Hospital in South Texas (oral presenation)
  • Turner BJ, Ehler BR, Liang YY. A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effect of Total Opioid Analgesic Dose on Subsequent Use and Duration of Hospitalization (poster)
  • Turner BJ, Winkler P. Lessons from a PCORI Methods Project: Innovative Strategies to Engage Minority Stakeholders in Research (workshop)

 
Translational Science 2014 (April 9 - 11, 2014, Washington, D.C)

  • Turner BJ,  Gautam S, Franzin L. Gender difference in treatment with opioid analgesics and other drugs in persons with diabetes: a population-based analysis. (poster)
  • Winkler P,  Hill, J, Vale S,  Quinn K, Rodriguez N, Turner BJ. A new methodology to engage stakeholders in developing research projects. (poster)  

 
Southern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (February 09-11, 2012, New Orleans, LA)

  • Taylor BS, Garduno L, Wammack L, Gerardi M, Walter E, Bullock D, Turner BJ . The San Antonio HIV cohort (SAHIV): Assessing quality of care measures for hypertension and dyslipidemia in an HIV Clinic.
  • Turner BJ, Liang Y, Du F. Limited PSA testing in multiracial indigent men in Texas.

 
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality 2011 Annual Conference (September 18-21, 2011)

  • Ferrer, RL. Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care: Partnering for Health. (Presentation).

 
The Research Questions No One is Asking. North American Primary Care Research Group 39th Annual Meeting, Banff, Canada (November 11-16, 2011).

  • Ferrer, RL. Evaluating Health Behavior At The Interface of Person And Environment With The Capability Approach (Presentation).
  • Ferrer, RL. The Research Questions No One is Asking (Presentation).

 
3rd Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day (February 15, 2012, San Antonio, TX)

  • Aung K, Turner BJ, Pugh MJ. Outcomes associated with exposure to high risk medications in elderly with chronic pain (Poster)
  • Aung K, Htay T. Thiazide diuretic use is associated with reduced risk of hip fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Poster)
  • Aung K, Htay T. Calcium Supplements raising the risk of myocardial infarction: Is the risk clinically significant? (Poster)
  • Aung K, Dong F, Badgett R. Arrow plots for meta-analyses of surrogate and clinical outcomes (Poster)

 
Sustainable City series, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University (April 5th, 2012, Houston, TX)

  • Ferrer, RL. Health and the Built Environment: From Policy to Places (Presentation).

 
Best Poster Award for Associate Professor/Professor Category in the 3rd Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day

  • Aung K, Turner BJ, Pugh MJ. Outcomes associated with exposure to high risk medications in elderly with chronic pain

 
2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (May 2-5, 2012, Seattle, WA)  

  • Aung K, Turner BJ, Pugh MJ. Outcomes associated with exposure to high risk medications in elderly with chronic pain (Presidential Poster Session)
  • Aung K. Stevens K. Psycho-educational interventions for caregivers of seniors: A Systematic Review (Poster)

 
35th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (May 9-12, 2012, Orlando, FL)

  • Aung K, Turner BJ, Pugh MJ. Outcomes associated with exposure to high risk medications in elderly with chronic pain (Poster)
  • Aung K, Dong F, Badgett R. Arrow Plots: An Innovative Method of Plotting Surrogate and Clinical Outcomes in Meta-analyses (Oral Presentation)
  • Taylor, BS, Garduno LS, Gerardi MB, Walter E, Bullock D, Turner BJ. Evaluating failures in weight and diabetes management in an HIV cohort.