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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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ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's The Source

On Tuesday, August 29th, ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd, Dr. Hope Hubbard MD, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at UT Health San Antonio and Ms. Brenda Westbrooks, a patient screened and cured of hepatitis C through a program at the ReACH Center were featured on the Texas Public Radio program The Source.

World Hepatitis Day is reminder to screen, treat baby boomers

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and ReACH Center director Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd., has a message for the generation most affected by hepatitis C, the baby boomers. Her mantra is the age-old adage: An ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure.  
 

ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center Launch Website to Help Texans Prevent Liver Cancer

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 9th leading cause of cancer-related death in the US and is one of the few cancers with an increasing incidence and mortality rate.  Texas has the second highest HCC rate in the country and HCC is the fastest growing cancer in the state.  The ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center through the support of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) have partnered on the Screen Treat or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) initiative which aims to reduce HCC incidence and mortality in Texas by implementing an evidence-based hepatitis c virus (HCV) screening and treatment program for low-income populations in primary care settings across South Texas and the Dallas regions.  

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