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Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture - Mosquitoes, Pathogens, and Human Populations: Global Health Research from the Laboratory to the Real World

December 07, 2012

The University of Notre Dame has a deep and rich tradition of research and training programs focused on reducing the burden of tropical infectious diseases around the globe ...

Taylor Selected to Serve as President-elect American Committee for Global Health for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Starting Fall 2012

December 04, 2012

Research Professor Katherine Taylor, PhD, Director of Operations of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) at the University of Notre Dame has been selected President-elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) ...

Notre Dame Scientists are Champions of the Ebola Virus

December 03, 2012

Making progress researching a deadly virus is no small feat. Doctoral candidate and Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow Emmanuel Adu-Gyamfi has become the champion of the disease ...

NIH Trifecta by Notre Dame Faculty in the Fall of 2012

November 27, 2012

Faculty members of the Eck Institute for Global Health have placed three recent doctoral recipients at the United States’ National Institute for Health (NIH) ...

Notre Dame Faculty Receive Funding for New Global Health Pilot Projects

November 26, 2012

The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) has recently awarded funds to support four global health pilot research projects.  Each project will receive $40,000 over a two-year period to complete its research ...

Global Health as a Bridge to Security

November 08, 2012

Students and faculty filled the CoMo lounge to watch “Global Health as a Bridge to Security” live-streamed from Washington, DC by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on Friday, November 2 ...

Heart Abnormalities Cause More Stress Than Just Stress!

November 01, 2012

Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow Ling Sun, along with Assistant Professor Philippe Sucosky, was the lead author on a recent publication in the open access journal PLoS (available here) ...

The Life Cycle of a Notre Dame Microbiologist: A Job, An Adventure, A Global Force for Good

October 30, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Eileen Franke Villasante, PhD, CAPT MSC USN, who currently serves as Head of the Malaria Department at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, gave the Eck Institute for Global Health Colloquium lecture ...

Biology Students Travel to Brazil for Unique Opportunity

October 30, 2012

Nick Geraci, a fourth year doctoral student and Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow, and Rachel Cotton, a Junior Biological Sciences major will be in Brazil to attend the Woods Hole Biology of Parasitism Course in November ...

New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

October 24, 2012

A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by Giles Duffield, assistant professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, focuses on the circadian clock of the heart, using cultured heart tissue ...

Bock attends the roundtable at the National Academy of Sciences

October 19, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering and the United States Institute of Peace held a roundtable discussion titled "Sensing and Shaping Emerging Conflicts" on October 11, 2012 ...

The 4th International Conference of Crisis Mappers held at the World Bank

October 19, 2012

The 4th International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM), hosted by the World Bank Headquarters and George Washington University, was held on October 11-14, 2012, in Washington, DC ...

Ebola affects the Global Health Colloquium

October 02, 2012

Ebola! The Fall 2012 Global Health Colloquium kicked off student presentations on September 19, 2012 with a heavy dose of Ebola and Marburg Hemorrhagic Fevers ...

Notre Dame entomologists help discover new species of malaria-transmitting mosquito

September 29, 2012

University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as-yet-unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species ...

ND Freshman Launches Into Research and is Published by his Sophomore Year

September 25, 2012

Olaf Rodriguez hit the ground running when he arrived at Notre Dame in the Fall of 2011.  Coming to Notre Dame and being part of the Multicultural Student Program and Service’s Building Bridges Program launched him toward unique opportunities ...

New research could provide new insights into tuberculosis and other diseases

September 18, 2012

Researchers Patricia A. Champion and Matthew Champion from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health have developed a method to directly detect bacterial protein secretion, which could provide new insights into a variety of diseases including tuberculosis ...

The Technology of Non-Violence

September 13, 2012

Director of Training for the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame, Joseph Bock, PhD, introduces his new book, "The Technology of Non-Violence."

Eck Institute for Global Health 2012-2013 Fellowships Awarded

September 04, 2012

Through a competitive process, the Eck Institute for Global Health has selected seven outstanding University of Notre Dame PhD candidates who will receive fellowships for the 2012-2013 year ...

Paper-based counterfeit drug testing gains attention

August 27, 2012

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has collaborated with faculty and students to demonstrate advances in paper analytical devices (PAD) to test for counterfeit drugs ...

Mosquitoes — how we smell is why they bite, research shows

August 24, 2012

Despite widespread drought across much of the United States, West Nile virus is on the upswing. A mild winter, followed by a wet spring, allowed mosquito populations to build up early this season ...

New book offers insight into social media and violence prevention

August 21, 2012

Joseph G. Bock, director of global health training and teaching professor in the Eck Institute for Global Health and the University of Notre Dame’s liaison to Catholic Relief Services, recently published “The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention” (MIT Press) ...

Innagural Global Health Class Graduates

August 02, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012 was an historic moment in the history of Notre Dame Science. The Eck Institute for Global Health graduated our first class of Master of Science in Global Health ...

Paper examines the biology and clinical application of tumor-derived microvesicles

July 09, 2012

A new paper by Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the biology of tumor-derived microvesicles and their clinical application as circulating biomarkers. Microvesicles are membrane-bound sacs released by tumor cells and can be detected in the body fluids of cancer patients ...

What baboons can teach us about social status

May 25, 2012

Turns out it’s not bad being top dog, or in this case, top baboon. A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Beth Archie and colleagues from Princeton and Duke Universities finds that high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males ...

Thomas Quinn tells graduates to 'Seize the Day' at Graduate School Commencement

May 21, 2012

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 389 master’s and 87 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 19) in the Compton Family Ice Arena ...

Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow Honored Again for Trajectory of Success in Global Health Research

May 14, 2012

Congratulations to Notre Dame’s 2009 Eck Institute for Global Health Fellow Geoffrey Siwo upon receiving the 2012 IBM Ph.D. Scholarship from the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program.  Siwo works under the tutelage of, Eck Institute for Global Health member and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Michael Ferdig.

World Malaria Day – What would you fight for?

April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, marks World Malaria Day.  Notre Dame scientists from the Eck Institute for Global Health and colleagues from around the world are trying to address this disease. Though malaria might not necessarily be “in your back yard,” the answers just might be!

Eck Institute for Global Health joins AMPATH Consortium

April 23, 2012

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is now a full member of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium, led by Indiana University ...

Ecological Genomics of Anopheles gambiae Along a Latitudinal Cline: A Population-Resequencing Approach

April 10, 2012

Changde Cheng, a former fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health, was chosen for the April 2012 cover issue of Genetics and highlighted by the editors with commentary by Mark Kirkpatrick ...

Researchers using novel method to combat malaria drug resistance

April 05, 2012

Congratulations to Mike Ferdig, John Tan, and doctoral student, Becky Miller, for their manuscript being published in the journal Science. Well deserved recognition for new innovations to fight against malaria.