Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

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.


Notre Dame faculty-student team researches the effects of repellents on mosquito behaviors

November 19, 2015

Diane Choi, ’16, was invited to present her research at the 2015 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  On October 26 and 27, Choi presented posters about her work in the laboratory of Nicole Achee, PhD, Eck Institute for Global Health member and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.  Choi also collaborated with researchers from Tulane University and North Carolina State University for her project.

George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture presented by alumnus Tom Burkot

September 30, 2015

Notre Dame alumnus Tom Burkot, PhD, a leader in global disease research, delivered the 2015 George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture titled George B. Craig, Jr., Notre Dame, and the Fight to Eradicate Malaria to a packed crowd on Friday, September 18. Burkot, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University since 2011. His research in mosquito control has included many projects with fellow Notre Dame alumni including Ned Walker at Michigan State University and Bill Hawley with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stationed in Atlanta. Burkot also works closely with Notre Dame faculty members Neil Lobo and Frank Collins.…


Tuberculosis: Challenges and possibilities for new treatment approaches

Wed Dec 2, 2015 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

“Tuberculosis: Challenges and possibilities for new treatment approaches”


Dr. Larry Schlesinger

Chair of the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Director of the Center for Microbial Interface Biology

Ohio State University

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 4:00 PM…

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