At the end of June 2012, Dr. Don McGeary, the Director of Clinical Psychology Internship and Assistant professor of research with the Department of Psychiatry UTHSCSA, submitted a grant titled Intervention for Nicotine Use in a Psychiatric Population that will involve members of the network engaging their patients in a tobacco cessation intervention. Many thanks to Dr. McGeary for all of his efforts on behalf of our network! We’ll let everyone know if the funding is awarded.
The network will have its first manuscript published in the Fall 2012 Practice-Based Research issue of the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine! The article titled, Difficult Encounters with Psychiatric Patients: A South Texas Psychiatry PBRN Study, details the network’s last completed study. Many thanks to the authors, Randall V. Sellers MD,Ricardo Salazar MD,Cervando Martinez Jr. MD,Stephen D. Gelfond MD,Melissa Deuter MD,Holly G. Hayes MSPH, Norma Ketchum MS and Brad H. Pollock MPH PhD for your diligence in seeing this paper through to publication!
Please mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Resource Center Convocation on October 13th, 2012. It will be held at the Horizon Hill Conference Center again on 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd, SAT, 78229. We hope to see you all there!
As many of you now know, Holly Hayes accepted the new position of Research Operations with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics several months ago. She is still part of our structural grant (CTSA) leadership but will no longer work directly with the South Texas Psychiatric PBRN. She very much enjoyed her time working with the network and wishes everyone the best. Veronica Villela Perez is our new PBRN project Coordinator and Dr. Sandra Burge, the interim Director of Medical Student Research Programs at the School of Medicine UTHSCSA, is the new Director of the PBRN Resource Center. Veronica and Sandy are excited to become part of this network and look forward to working on future projects.