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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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Hepatitis C

Alarming new CDC numbers on viral hepatitis in the United States

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new surveillance data on viral hepatitis in the United States. 

ReACH Scholar Waridibo Allison MD, PhD receives 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Wari Allison received a 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant from the UT Health San Antonio Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) for her project titled "RACE to STOP HCV (Research Activity and Community Engagement to Screen, Treat and Organize Prevention for Hepatitis C" in collaboration with the Southwest Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Community Health Center.  

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 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.  

Local media recognizes ReACH Center Hepatitis C initiatives

On Friday, June 10, 2016, News 4 San Antonio interviewed Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the ReACH Center for a story that focused on the various projects within the Center that look at screening, treating and preventing Hepatitis C.

White House recognizes South Texas hepatitis C control efforts lead by ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner

Dr. Barbara J. Turner was recognized Thursday, May 19, 2016 by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day observance in Washington, DC.

The University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio's Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) lead by Dr. Barbara J. Turner was recognized Thursday, May 19, 2016 by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day observance in Washington, DC.  The White House and HHS acknowledged the center's initiatives to screen, evaluate and cure chronic hepatitis C infection in diverse healthcare settings caring for low-income populations across South Texas.

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