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Eck Institute for Global Health

Health is a fundamental human right


The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

Members of the Eck Institute for Global Health are working to address global health challenges through basic and applied research. Notre Dame is a world leader in vector research and is home to VectorBase and VecNET.

HOT TOPIC: ZIKA! For more information about the mosquito-borne Zika virus and to learn about Notre Dame faculty and alumni research, click here.  


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Researchers to Pursue Novel Zika Solution

September 01, 2016

A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) has received a grant from the USAID to pursue a novel solution to the Zika outbreak. The team, led by Molly Duman Scheel, an associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), associate adjunct professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame and member of EIGH, is developing an insecticide to destroy Aedes aegypti larvae before the mosquitoes are able to hatch and transmit Zika.

Notre Dame mosquito researcher weighs in on Zika

August 23, 2016

Severson David

The Zika zone is expanding in Florida as Miami Beach sees a huge increase in cases and money is running out to help study and fight Zika. Congress has not yet passed a bill to fund it. Now, a Notre Dame researcher is weighing in.

Researchers at Notre Dame are starting to look into Zika. They already study the mosquito species called Aedes aegypti -- the primary global mosquito transmitter of a number of viruses around the planet. including Zika.…


Master of Science in Global Health - Information Session

Wed Sep 28, 2016 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM

310 Jordan Hall of Science

Fighting Health Challenges Worldwide:  Learn how you can bridge science to care for the global poor and the skills you will learn to achieve your vision to "stand as a force for good in the world".

Pizza will be served.…

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Tuberculosis within Native American Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

Tue Oct 4, 2016 • 3:30PM - 4:45PM

As part of the NIH's US National Library of Medicine's ongoing tour at Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libiraries, the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Master of Science in Global Health program are hosting one of the Native Voices Lectures. Alumnus Dr. John Wilson, '90, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/College of Medicine Consultant, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, will deliver, "Tuberculosis within Native American Communities: Challenges and Opportunities." The lecture is open to the public.…

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