Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Health is a fundamental human right


Welcome Dr. Bernard Nahlen!


The Eck Institute for Global Health welcomes alumnus Bernard Nahlen, MD, starting December 1, 2017, as our new Director with an appointment of Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Nahlen comes to the position with vast leadership in the field of global health. He has worked with research colleagues and disease elimination programs around the world for most of his career. Most notably, Nahlen comes to Notre Dame with experience and skills to support Notre Dame faculty and their global research projects.

"I join in sharing the accolades and excitement of welcoming Bernard back to campus," states Katherine Taylor, Associate Director and Director of Global Health Training. "We were both stationed in Kenya in the 1990s where our work overlapped. To be continuing our global health work decades later and be part of the same team, at our alma mater, is something I never would have thought possible."   


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.


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Eck Institute for Global Health hosts "Access to Affordable Medicines" panel

May 17, 2018

Last month, the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) hosted an expert panel to discuss and explore the barriers and opportunities related to access to affordable medicines. The panel featured Fran Quigley, JD, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Bart Peterson, JD, Chair of the IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH Development Board, and Dr. Bob Ripley, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Trinity Health. The panel was a timely event in light of the publication of “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in November 2017. …


All are welcome to attend the 2018 S.T.E.M. event during Reunion week

May 16, 2018

The College of Engineering, College of Science, and Notre Dame Research are jointly celebrating the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion with an event on Friday, June 1, 2018. The festivities will be held in the new McCourtney Hall and will feature fun S.T.E.M. themed food, drinks, and participatory activities.  


Alumni Reunion: ND Explores STEM Event - All Alumni are welcome!

Fri Jun 1, 2018 • 2:30PM - 4:30PM

The Colleges of Engineering and Science together with Notre Dame Research are hosting an ND Explores STEM event at the new McCourtney Hall. All Alumni from across the University are invited to attend.

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