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.
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June 22, 2016
June 08, 2016
A collaboration among faculty in the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is investigating new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, dengue fever, and other dangerous diseases. Mary Ann McDowell, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and co-principal investigator Zain Syed, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently received a two-year Department of Defense (DoD) grant for $418,000 to pursue compounds identified during McDowell’s previous large insecticide development project funded by the DoD. Both faculty are members of the Eck Institute for Global Health. Bruce Melancon, a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Warren Center, is collaborating in the work.…
Thu Oct 13, 2016 • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Save the Date! The 2016 Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture will be given by:
B. Fenton "Lee" Hall, M.D., Ph.D
Chief, Parasitology & International Programs Branch
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health …
Mon Nov 21, 2016 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Christl Donnelly, FMEDSCI FRS
Professor of Statistical Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
Imperial College London
Donnelly's research brings together and develops statistical and biomathematical methods to analyze epidemiological patterns in infectious diseases. She ahs worked on a variety of disease including but not limited to: bovine TB, dengue fever and MERS. Donnelly’s research program aims to improve understanding and the ability to predict the effect of interventions on infectious agent transmission dynamics and population structure. The research involves the development of new methods due to the complexities if infectious disease systems.…