2012 PBRN Convocation



Our 4th Annual PBRN Convocation was a success!

See below to download: the Convocation Program, the Poster Presenter Abstracts, the Speaker Presentations, Handouts, and links from the resources at our Resource Fair. We encourage you to contact the PBRN resource center to learn of upcoming events and individual network projects. Please contact Elisabeth De La Rosa at 210-562-4087.


October 13, 2012
Horizon Hill Conference Center
San Antonio, Texas


Convocation Program


Speaker Presentations

Cutting Edge Genomic Research in the Psychiatric Clinic Setting
South Texas Psychiatric Network, John Tierney, MD

Improving Evidence-Based Primary Care for Chronic Kindey Disease
STARNet: Walter Calmbach, MD, MPH 

NIDCR Establishes National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
STOHN: Thomas Oates, DMD, PhD 

Increasing Community Based Health Promotion Through the Family Health History to Enhance Communication Between Patient & Provider in a Primary Care Setting.
AHEC: Paula Winkler, MEd, Bexar TAB, Comal TAB, Gillespie TAB 

Treatment Attitudes and Perceived Logistical, Institutional Barriers to VA Out patient Mental Health Care in OEF/OIF Veterans.
VA Mental Health: Hector Garcia, PsyD 

Electronic Communication Technology Use Among Texas Primary Care Patients: An RRNeT Study
RRNeT: Anna Haring, BS

A PBRN of a Different Color
Improvement Science Research Network: Kathleen Stevens EdD, MS, RB, ANEF, FAAN 

Panel Discussion: "Technology, Innovations, & Apps, Oh MY!"
Peggy Alexander, DDS (STOHN), Luke Rosenberger, MLIS (UTHSCSA/PrISM), Ramon Reyes, MD (STARNet)
Don McGeary, PhD (S. TX Psychiatric Network/VA Mental Health Network)


Poster Presentations

1. Offsite Third Party Telephone Recruiting of Lapsed Donors is a Cost-Effective Method to
Increase Blood Donations

Alan F Brown, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX  Jay P. Brooks, UF, Gainsville, FL

2. Reading the Labels: Effects of Health Literacy and Language on Physical Activity and

Ebele Achebe; Sandra Burge, PhD; Swati Avashia, MD; Dr. Ferrer (Mentors)

3. Evaluation of root fractures using a CBCT artifact reduction algorithm and PSP plates
B. Bechara

4. Development of a Rapid Multiplex PCR Assay for Emerging Carbapenemases and CMY‐2/22s
H. Briggs, M. Herrera, B. Wickes, and J. Jorgensen

5. Correlations between Locus of Control and Opportunities for Health Behaviors
David Cadena BS, Sandra Burge Ph. D, Inez Cruz MSW, Ashok Kumar MD, Robert Ferrer MD MPH

6. Musculoskeletal Manifestations in Primary Care
Carlos P. Cardenas, Sandra K. Burge PhD., Gerald Kizerian PhD.

7. Baby Steps: A Breastfeeding Support Toolkit for Prenatal Care
Alice K. Gong, MD; Sara L. Gill, PhD; Paula L. Winkler, MEd; Janet F. Williams, MD

8. Diabetes, Age, and Health Status: Impact on Opportunities for Healthy Behaviors
Jeremy Gue, BS; Sandra Burge, PhD; Inez Cruz, MSW; Robert Ferrer, MD,MPH

9. SBIRT ASSIST Assessment Form (SAAF) -Inpatient Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral To Treatment
Adeliza Jimenez MD, Xiangxin Chen MD, Carol Espinal MD, Tiffany Tran MD, Johra Nasreen MD, Rochelle Tinitigan MD, Fozia Ali MD, Saira Khan MD, Jorge Insignares MD, Prajna Sidhu MD

10. Knowledge Enhancements for Lung Cancer Prevention in a Primary Care Clinic
Khan R, Khan J, Wood R, Otiniano ME, Nadeau, MT

11. Combating Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
(CA-MRSA) Infections in a Rural County using the South Central Texas AHEC to Promote
Community Engagement, Active Surveillance, and Customized Physician Feedback

G. Lee, PharmD, P. Winkler, MEd, M. Labreche, PharmD, V. Young PharmD, MPH, J. Ramsay, MD,
B. Walch, RN, J. Willome, L. Bentch, MD, C. Frei, PharmD, MS

12. Residents’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors in Breast, Colon, and Lung Cancer Prevention:
Findings from a Residency Training Project

Nadeau MT, Loffredo AS, Poursani RS, Ivy LM, Serrano Feliciano J, Siddiqui S, Mann-Zeballos MM, Katerndahl DA, Lawler WR, Ferrer RL, Oscos-Sanchez MA, Burge SK, Wood RC, Otiniano ME, Avery RZ

13. Environmental Exposures Measured in Deciduous Teeth of Children with Autism:
A Case - Control Study

Ray Palmer, Lynne Heilbrun, David Camann, Steve Schultz, Claudia Miller

14. Sustaining SBIRT Implementation in the Clinical Setting
Suyen Schneegans MA, Glenn P. Malone MS, Shruthi Vale MS, Janet F. Williams MD, Sandra Burge PhD, Nancy Amodei PhD

15. Small Troubles, Adaptive Responses (STAR‐2): Frontline Nurse Engagement in Quality

Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, Darpan Patel, PhD, Frank Puga, PhD, Robert L.Ferrer, MD, MPH

16. Treatment and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
Taiwo Kuye, MD; James F. Hanley MD, Mentor

17. The Women’s HEART Project in San Antonio
Mercedes Vaughn, MS, Amanda Miller, MPH, Nancy Amodei, PhD, Victor German, MD, and
Veronica Villela Perez, BS

18. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA)
H. Kaitlin

19. Resident’s Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors addressing Injuries: Findings
from the Residency Training Project

Abid H, Nadeau MT, Loffredo AS, Serrano-Feliciano J, Ali F, Ferrer RL, Wood
RC, Otiniano ME


Breakout Sessions

STARNet Breakout Session
Walter Calmbach, MD, MPH



Top 10 Medical iPad Apps
by Iltifat Husain, MD  www.iMedicalApps.com

Top 10 Medical iPhone Apps for Healthcare Professionals
by Iltifat Husain, MD  www.iMedicalApps.com

Top 15 Android Medical Apps for Healthcare Professoinal
by Iltifat Husain, MD  www.iMedicalApps.com


Obesity, Fitness, & Nutrition Resources

(take a look at fact sheets & brochures)

CDC: Obesity & Weight Management

Let’s Move! America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation for Kids

USDA: Resource Library: Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District: ¡Por Vida! (take a look at the menus)

Food Bank Kid’s Café Program

Project Hope

Fresh Produce Program

Nutrition Education

Texas Department of State Health Services WIC Eligibility

WIC Catalogue

Steps to a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice – click on the link to open

Bienestar Health Program: Physical Education Pads – physical class games and activities

Family Ties – take home family program

YMCA – San Antonio, TX

YMCA – Austin, TX

YMCA – Corpus Christi, TX

SA Youth - Physical Education Programs

Kid’s Café & Child Nutrition

Find Your Balance: for your health, your family, your future (Free Fitness Classes)

¡Por Vida! Healthy Choices

Healthy Eating Recipe Ideas

Diabetes Resources

CVS Pharmacy: Diabetes Care Center

Texas Diabetes Institute: Main Site

Diabetes at Work: High and Low Blood Glucose - (English)

Diabetes at Work: High and Low Blood Glucose - (Spanish)

Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (Fact sheet: What Now?)

National Diabetes Education Program:

Tips to Help you Stay Healthy

You are the Heart of your Family: Take Care of it

Help a Loved One with Diabetes – (Spanish)

HEB: Take Charge of Diabetes Today

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Texas Diabetes Institute: Tobacco Cessation

American Lung Association: Plains Gulf Region

Oral Health Resources

Texas Department of State Health Services:

Take Time for Teeth Brochure – (English & Spanish)

Your Child’s Teeth Are Important(English & Spanish)

Tips for Teens: Ways to Keep a Healthy Smile – (English & Spanish)

Texas Health Steps: Dental Health Program

Dental Poster (English)

Dental Poster (Spanish)

Family Violence Resources

Family Service Association

San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (SACADA)

P.E.A.C.E. Initiative: Domestic Violence Resources

Family Violence Prevention Services

Reproductive Health Resources

Healthy Futures:

Parents Have the Power/Teens have the Tools

Me Now…Baby Later


Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood: Trust of South Texas

Health Info & Services

Planned Parenthood Centers in Texas

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District: Project WORTH