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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  During May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage priority populations to get tested.  For more information about current ReACH Center hepatitis C screening and preventions projects please visit http://stophepatitisc.com/

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this exciting opportunity! 

ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

 

 

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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.

ReACH Director featured on Texas Public Radio on World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was featured on Texas Public Radio discussing the importance of hepatitis C screening for baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1960).  

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.  

ReACH Director 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) was 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.  

Hispanics’ knowledge of chronic pain shows gaps

Hispanics and other minorities are more likely to receive poor quality of care for chronic pain. A new survey of Hispanics’ knowledge about chronic pain reveals that, even with the painkiller-related deaths of celebrities such as Prince and Heath Ledger, most know little about chronic pain and its care, leaving them vulnerable to repeat the dangerous painkiller cycle. 

ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on The Huffington Post

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ReACH Director, Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED was featured in a Huffington Post article published January 23, 2017 that highlights the importance of raising awareness about hepatitis C screening.  

MD News: Hepatitis C screening and treatment: A public health priority

The October 2016 issue of San Antonio MD News features an article that highlights the CPRIT-funded "STOP HCC (Screen, Treat and Prevent Hepacellular Carcinoma)," which is lead by ReACH Center Director Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED.  

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured in Pain Medicine News

On June 20, 2016, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the ReACH Center, was featured in an article entitlted "Belief that Races ar 'Biologically Different' Hampers Pain Care" published by Pain Medicine News. The article focuses on race-based disparities in the quality of care received in chronic pain management.

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, to Present on Chronic Pain in Frio County on June 27, 2016

Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic Flyer

On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the Center to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will lead a webinar entitled "Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic" at the Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall, TX.

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