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.


Nicole Achee to serve on NAS committee examining the responsible use of gene technology

August 25, 2015

Nicole Achee, research associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been appointed by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to participate in an ad hoc committee for the project, “Gene Drive Research in Non-Human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct.”

Notre Dame graduates receive words of wisdom from global health leader

August 13, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its 4th Commencement Exercise, graduating 28 students with the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Heath.

The 2015 Commencement speaker, Dr. David Addiss, whose career has spanned many health disciplines with global impact, gave a thought provoking and inspiring send off to the graduates. Addiss currently holds the position of Director at Children Without Worms at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia, and is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion & Global Health


Seminar - Philip Eckhoff

Fri Sep 4, 2015 • 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Philip Eckhoff is the Principal Investigator with Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Washington.

The Seminar is sponsored by EIGH for Master of Science in Global Health students and interested researchers from across Notre Dame’s many disciplines including but not limited to: Biological Sciences, Applied & Computational Math, the Center for Research Computing, and Computer Science & Engineering. Join us for this opportunity!

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Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame...and Beyond

Tue Sep 15, 2015 • 1:00PM - 6:30PM

Tentative Schedule:

1:00-2:30pm       Faculty presentations:  
                                       Siyuan Zhang, Laurie Littlepage, Jenifer Prosperi

2:30-2:45pm       Break 

2:45 –3:45pm      Faculty presentations:               
                                       Steven Buechler, Ryan Roeder/Tracy Vargo-Gogola

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