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Notre Dame-Kenyan Researchers join efforts: Aggressive Breast Cancer

November 18, 2013

By collaborating with the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health and Harper Cancer Research Institute, Torrorey hopes to pinpoint the unique characteristics that make breast cancer more aggressive in Kenyan women, and by doing so, find better strategies for treatment. Click here to read more…

NDIGD Awarded $375,000 Contract to Evaluate Millenium Challenge Corp Water Project in Ghana

November 14, 2013

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a $375,000 contract from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct an evaluation of MCC’s water project in Ghana ...

Notre Dame, Kenyan Student Strive to Bridge Breast Cancer Divide

October 31, 2013

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EIGH Fellowship Recipients for 2013-2014

October 28, 2013

The Eck Institute for Global Health has awarded seven Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to Callan Driscoll, Quirine ten Bosch, and Victoria Smith who are all first time recipients. Renewing for this year are Lindsay Turnbull, Emily Williams, Nicholas Geraci, and Abigail Weaver ...

Notre Dame researchers look at benefits of flu vaccines in the elderly

October 24, 2013

New research at the University of Notre Dame looks more closely at the effects of the influenza vaccine on the elderly, who are considered the highest-risk group for influenza-related mortality ...

What Would You Fight For?

October 01, 2013

In Eldoret, Kenya, the harm imposed by substandard or counterfeit medicine is all too real. Unscrupulous manufacturers or distributors replace expensive medicines with cheaper, less effective ones - or even worthless maize meal or chalk. This type of activity is more than fraud; it's a matter of life and death. Each year, counterfeit and substandard medicines kill more than 300,000 people worldwide ...

George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture – “Toward Malaria Elimination: Precedents, Antecedents, and Processes”

September 23, 2013

The University of Notre Dame has a long and rich tradition of research and training programs focused on reducing the burden of tropical infectious diseases around the globe. In honor of that tradition, the University established the George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture in 1996 ...

New paper describes genetic connections between biological rhythms, timing of feeding and insulin sensitivity

September 20, 2013

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers, which appears in the Sept. 2 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, is a significant step in understanding the molecular genetic and physiological basis for a spectrum of metabolic diseases related to circadian function ...

Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds

August 30, 2013

In work published this week in Nature: Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, led by Associate Professor Giles Duffield and Assistant Professor Zain Syed of the Department of Biological Sciences, revealed that the major malaria vector in Africa, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, is able to smell major human host odorants better at night ...

Researchers identify new drug target for treating jet lag and shift work disorders

August 30, 2013

University of Notre Dame researchers, as part of a collaborative effort, have identified a protein that potentially could be a target for drugs that that would help people recover faster from jet lag and better adjust their circadian rhythms during rotational shift work. The study appears in the Aug. 29 issue of the journal Cell ...

Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer

August 29, 2013

Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa ...

New study explores how dengue virus changes mosquito behavior

August 26, 2013

Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at the University of Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through which disease virus can alter the behavior of mosquitoes ...

Haiti Program's Summer Newsletter

August 02, 2013

Thanks to Fr. Tom Streit, CSC, & Dr. Marie Denise Milord at the Haiti program for supporting the MSGH students. view the Haiti Program's summer newsletter here…

EIGH Partnership in Zambia

July 23, 2013

The Report is out! The EIGH is excited to be in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Health Association (CHA) in support of the newly formed Health Systems Strengthening Initiative ...

Fighting For Global Health on Multiple Fronts

July 23, 2013

Passion. Commitment. Service to humanity: “Strong Bodies Fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.” This is Notre Dame ...

Record Breaking Attendance at the Seventh Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium at the University of Notre Dame

July 15, 2013

Over 250 scientists from around the world attended the 2013 Arthropod Genomics Symposium and VectorBase Workshop. For the first time the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame hosted this annual event of professional scientists and researchers ...

MOSQUITOES: Fact or Fiction

July 10, 2013

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West Nile virus bites late

July 10, 2013

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Improving Parasite Eradication

June 26, 2013

Transforming the way we look at lymphatic filariasis will improve the way we look at parasite eradication on a global scale. The Eck Institute for Global Health supports research being done by Notre Dame Professor Edwin Michael, PhD ...

UND Student to participate in NASA’s Singularity University

June 26, 2013

Congratulations to Geoffrey Siwo, a doctoral candidate in the laboratory of Eck Institute for Global Health member Michael Ferdig, PhD, as more accolades are bestowed upon him. Siwo was selected for a 2013 entrepreneurial summer program at Singularity University ...

University to host seventh annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium

June 17, 2013

The Eck Institute for Global Health is hosting the 2013 Arthropod Genomics Symposium and VectorBase Workshop Wednesday-Saturday (June 12-15) at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame ...

Disease-carrying mosquitoes pack twice the punch

June 17, 2013

An international team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Imperial College London has recently published its work on a malaria-filaria co-transmission model, where the same mosquito transmits both diseases together ...

Notre Dame science alumni address global health during reunion weekend

June 05, 2013

Three Notre Dame Science alumni participated in a panel discussion, “From ND Labs on Campus to Life in the Real World: How Notre Dame Scientists are Making a Difference,” on June 1, during Alumni Reunion Weekend ...

Bock Delivers Keynote Address at Conference

May 29, 2013

The Eck Institute for Global Health's Joe Bock, PhD, Director of Global Health Training, will present the keynote address at Portland State University's conference, "Promoting Nonviolence, Addressing Hate & Preventing Global Conflicts: The Role of Media Outlets" ...

Mosquitoes on the attack early

May 21, 2013

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EIGH Visits Washington, DC and Connects with Fellow Global Health Professionals

April 23, 2013

EIGH faculty, students, and staff attended the ever growing and popular Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, DC, last March.

EIGH Global Health Scholars Lecture Gets a Dose of TB

April 23, 2013

Payam Nahid, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in Residence, UCSF School of Medicine, presented the Eck Institute for Global Health Scholars Lecture on March 20, 2013, titled: “TB Biomarker Research Strategy: The Way Forward” ...

EIGH Introduces “Imaging Technologies in Research: Imagine What You Can Do”

April 23, 2013

Special thanks to Nydia Morales-Soto, postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of EIGH member Joshua Shrout, PhD, for leading the EIGH's inaugural event: "Imaging Technologies in Research: Imagine What You Can Do" ...

NDIGD partners with Eck Institute for Global Health for evaluation of cholera in Haiti

March 06, 2013

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Haiti has asked the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to assist in conducting the Year 2 final evaluation for its cholera prevention and treatment program in Haiti ...