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Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

March 24, 2017

Jeff Schorey, a world-renowned expert with pioneering work on the role of exosomes in infectious diseases, has been studying mycobacterial disease for almost two decades.

Three Notre Dame faculty elected to AAAS section committees

February 22, 2017

Christine Maziar

Christine M. Maziar will serve as member-at-large on the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering section committee, Agustin Fuentes will serve as Chair-elect on the Anthropology section committee and Richard Taylor will serve as Council Delegate on the Pharmaceutical Sciences section committee.

New Research Addresses Complexity of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control

February 15, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is on the cutting edge of an initiative to address the sociology of disease transmission and control, by factoring in the impacts that complex transmission dynamics and social determinants play in the effective management of infectious diseases. His research was recently published in Infectious Disease of Poverty

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship

February 10, 2017

John Huber

This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K. university.

Alex Perkins named Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America

February 08, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame’s Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor, and member of the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Environmental Change Initiative, was named a 2017 Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Zika: Where are we now?

February 01, 2017

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

Professors in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences and members of the Eck Institute reflect on the outbreak, the challenges presented by the virus and the work yet to be done to help health professionals and key decision makers protect their citizens.

New findings could eliminate elephantiasis

January 17, 2017

Edwin Michael

Researchers, including Edwin Micheal, found a triple-drug regimen that could accelerate the elimination of the disease.

Notre Dame research a “top pick” by Nature Microbiology for Best of 2016

December 22, 2016

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is among the “Best of 2016” editor’s top 10 picks for the publication Nature Microbiology

Notre Dame researchers advise WHO Global Health Policy

December 02, 2016

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, along with Guido Espana who holds a postdoctoral position in the Perkins laboratory, were recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine

Notre Dame-USAID Fellow Works with South Bend and Ugandan Partners to Support Palliative Care in Uganda

October 21, 2016

The Center for Hospice Care (CHC) in Indiana works with the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) and NDIGD to better understand the current state of palliative care in Uganda in order to identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening palliative care services and care in the country.

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