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.


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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VWR supports Notre Dame Research to detect Low-Quality Medicines in Kenya

June 22, 2016

In partnership with the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), Professor of Chemistry Marya Lieberman and her research team have received support from VWR , a leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.

DoD grant funds pursuit of novel insecticides to fight Zika, other diseases

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.…


Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

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 …

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Global Health Scholars Lecture

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.…

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