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Webcast - Opening session of the 2011 Global Health Conference

December 20, 2011

A webcase of the opening session of the 2011 Global Health Conference held in montreal, Canada, November 13-15 is available.

We highly recommend the talk by Romeo Dallaire - it is absolutely riveting.

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Wiest selected to serve as associate editor of Journal of Organic Chemistry

December 20, 2011

Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is serving as an associate editor of the American Chemical Society”s Journal of Organic Chemistry, the leading journal in the field with more than 91,000 citations last year ...

Research to improve sanitation in Africa gets $1 million boost

December 20, 2011

Molly Lipscomb, assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, and Laura Schechter and Jean-François Houde, economists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, hope to increase the accessibility of sanitation technology in poor neighborhoods, making sanitation services more environmentally friendly and improving the health of neighborhood residents in Dakar, Senegal ...

Compassion in Global Health - Video

December 12, 2011

This 30 minute video is a collaborative effort highlighting the role of compassion in global health. Featuring global health leaders and educators from around the world to dialogue about the value of seeing the faces of people helped through public health ...

New documentary explores “Compassion in Global Health”

December 12, 2011

University of Notre Dame faculty and students joined colleagues at an inaugural symposium on Compassion in Global Health during the annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTHM) this week in Philadelphia ...

Professor Malcolm Fraser awarded a five year grant from the National Institutes of Health

December 09, 2011

Professor Malcom Fraser has been awarded a five year $2,989,065 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel approaches to the control of several of the world’s most pervasive viral diseases: Yellow Fever, Dengue and Chikungunya ...

New paper calls for strong steps to tackle antibiotic resistance

December 09, 2011

Shahriar Mobashery, a University of Notre Dame researcher, is one of the co-authors of a new paper by a group of the world’s leading scientists in academia and industry that calls for strong steps to be taken to control the global crisis of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The group issued a priority list of steps that need to be taken on a global scale to resolve the crisis.

Notre Dame cancer researcher named V Scholar

October 27, 2011

Congratulations Zach! Zach is also a faculty member of the Eck Institute for Global Health. This is the second highly prestigous grant award made this month to our early carreer faculty. Watch for great things to come from these very talented scientists.
 

Notre Dame group wins first place international systems biology competition

October 20, 2011

Most winners of the DREAM Challenge, an international competition in systems biology, are teams of Ph.D.-level scholars—computer scientists from major universities as far-flung as Singapore, Switzerland, Italy, and Sweden. This year, the winning team is from Notre Dame.

Notre Dame researchers make neurological disease breakthrough

October 06, 2011

Results of a study by a group of University of Notre Dame researchers represent a promising step on the road to developing new drugs for a variety of neurological diseases.

Stahelin appointed to editorial board of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids

September 26, 2011

Eck Institute for Global Health faculty Dr. Robert Stahelin appointed to editorial board of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids

Lee and Wingert receive NIH director's New Innovator Award

September 21, 2011

Shaun Lee and Rebecca Wingert, assistant professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, have been selected as recipients of the highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) director’s New Innovator Award. Each award covers $1.5 million in research expenditures over five years ...

Inaugural Eck Institute for Global Health Fellowships Awarded

September 16, 2011


Through a competitive process the Eck Institute for Global Health has selected four outstanding University of Notre Dame PhD candidates who will receive fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Selection of fellows was based on the student’s academic standing, scholarly activities, merit of their research program and its relevance to the mission of the Eck Institute. The fellowship will allow students to focus on their global health-related research projects, and thereby contribute to bringing new knowledge to global health solutions. Students will also participate in Eck Institute for Global Health activities, allowing them to become part of a greater global health research community.

McDowell and Collins present translational research at NIH tropical disease workshop

September 08, 2011

Department of Biological Sciences faculty Mary Ann McDowell and Frank Collins recently represented Notre Dame at a National Institutes of Health workshop, "Neglected Tropical Diseases [NTDs]: Defining Opportunities to Accelerate Translational Research." ...

UNICEF official to present Craig lecture

September 01, 2011

William A. Hawley, malaria project officer for UNICEF/Indonesia, will present the George B. Craig Jr. Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 (Wednesday) in Room 283 of the Galvin Life Science Center at the University of Notre Dame ...

Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa

August 31, 2011

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why ...

Severson lectures at 12th international dengue course in Cuba

August 26, 2011

In a rare opportunity for scientific connections with Cuba, David Severson lectured this summer at the 12th International Dengue Course at the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (TPK) in Havana ...

Leishmaniasis: Middle East and North Africa Research and Development Priorities

August 11, 2011

Dr. Mary Ann McDowell, member of the Eck Institute for Global Health was the lead author on a Policy Platform article recently published in PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases, regarding leishmaniasis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  The policy reforms requested in the document reflect the outcome of an interdisciplinary workshop of approximately 100 scientists and administrators from the United States and countries in the MENA region ...

Graduate Student wins Honorable Mention Award

June 30, 2011

Congratulations to Jenica Abrudan (a graduate student co-advised by Drs. Mary Ann McDowell and Frank Collins) who won an Honorable Mention Award for her poster presentation at the 63rd Annual Midwest Conference of Parasitology held at St. Mary's College last week.

Notre Dame researchers provide new genetic information about the circadian rhythms of the malaria mosquito

June 27, 2011

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers offers a wealth of information about the rhythmic nature of gene expression in Anopheles gambiae ...

Fighting an outbreak

June 27, 2011

Eck Institute for Global Health Master of Science in Global Health student participates in cholera control project in Haiti ...

John Carroll High School alumnus in Haiti to study cholera education

June 27, 2011

FORT PIERCE — When Lindsey A. McAlarnen of Fort Pierce decided to attend the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, she had no idea her studies would take her to poverty-stricken Haiti, but it has ...

Eck Institute for Global Health has significant presence at the Fifth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

June 21, 2011

Eck Institute for Global Health faculty presented three invited lectures at the Fifth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium in Kansas City last week.  Mary Ann McDowell, Molly Duman-Scheel, and Michael Pfrender ...

In Memoriam: Notre Dame scientist Morris Pollard

June 20, 2011

Morris Pollard, professor emeritus of biological sciences and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Lobund Laboratory, died Saturday (June 18) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was 95 years old ...

Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame partners with Catholic Relief Services on evaluation of cholera control program in Haiti.

June 16, 2011

Dr. Juan Carlos Guzman a member of the Eck Institute and on the faculty of the Institute for Latino Studies is leading the evaluation project with two Master of Science in Global Health students ...

Students in new global health graduate program evaluate Haiti cholera project

June 16, 2011

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Haiti has asked the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health to evaluate one of its cholera programs implemented after the deadly fall 2010 outbreak that began in the aftermath of the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake ...

Champion advises student who wins Top Young Scientist honor

June 15, 2011

Tim Trippel, a Marian High School senior who works with Matthew Champion, research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, won Top Young Scientist honors at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair ...

Scientists develop algorithm to understand certain human diseases

June 15, 2011

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and Bonnie Berger, professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Notre Dame chemist sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria

April 26, 2011

Research in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has led to further understanding of how a bacterial cell wall cross-links ...