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

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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Kate Aultman, PhD

Kate Aultman, PhD

Kathryn Aultman, PhD
Director of Research
School of Health Professions
UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 6243
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-4845
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Kate Aultman, PhD is the Director of Research at the School of Health Professions at UT Health San Antonio.  She received her PhD in biochemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and her undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans.  Her early research focused on metabolism, nutrition and heart disease but quickly transitioned to infectious disease.  A Science and Diplomacy Fellowship from AAAS provided the opportunity to work in the US Agency for International Development and the WHO Global Program on AIDS to develop programs to slow the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to work at the country level to develop AIDS Control Programs.  After that she transitioned to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where she continued her focus on global infectious diseases and specialized on the vector borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, Chagas’ disease and sleeping sickness.  Important projects included sequencing of the genome of Anopheles gambiae, the most important mosquito vector of malaria in Africa and establishing an industry-academic-government partnership to develop novel products for vector control.  In 2005 she was recruited to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a vector control program there.  The focus of that program included expanded support for product development, including discovery of novel modes of action; practical efforts to interrupt pathogen transmission at the local or national level; and expansion and evolution of the international regulatory and policy framework for evaluating vector control products.  Throughout her time at the NIH and the Gates Foundation she worked to develop early stage investigators and their projects. In her position at UT Health she continues that work.