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Master of Science in Global Health Graduate Serves Notre Dame on the Science Advisory Council

November 25, 2015

Annie Polcari ’12, MS ’13, was selected as a young alumna to serve on the University of Notre Dame’s Science Advisory Council. The Council meets annually in an advisory role to the College of Science and its Dean. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Notre Dame, Polcari enrolled in the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program. “I knew I wanted to go to medical school some day, but I was not ready for the commitment,” stated Polcari. “I still had a passion for research in global infectious diseases and wanted to expand upon that first.” …

Notre Dame faculty-student team researches the effects of repellents on mosquito behaviors

November 19, 2015

Diane Choi, ’16, was invited to present her research at the 2015 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  On October 26 and 27, Choi presented posters about her work in the laboratory of Nicole Achee, PhD, Eck Institute for Global Health member and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.  Choi also collaborated with researchers from Tulane University and North Carolina State University for her project.

George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture presented by alumnus Tom Burkot

September 30, 2015

Notre Dame alumnus Tom Burkot, PhD, a leader in global disease research, delivered the 2015 George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture titled George B. Craig, Jr., Notre Dame, and the Fight to Eradicate Malaria to a packed crowd on Friday, September 18. Burkot, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University since 2011. His research in mosquito control has included many projects with fellow Notre Dame alumni including Ned Walker at Michigan State University and Bill Hawley with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stationed in Atlanta. Burkot also works closely with Notre Dame faculty members Neil Lobo and Frank Collins.…

Notre Dame Partnership in Global Health Research Yields Results

September 29, 2015

Molly Elston, MS ’12, recently returned to the University of Notre Dame (UND) after serving as a Global Health Research Associate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for two years with the Health Systems Strengthening Initiative (HSSI). In 2013, UND partnered with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) to focus their expertise and resources on strengthening faith-based health systems in countries with little to no access to quality healthcare services through the HSSI.  Réseau des Institutions Chrétiennes de Santé d'Haïti…

Notre Dame alumna presents research at international conference in Kampala, Uganda

September 25, 2015

Brianna Wanlass, ‘15 MS, was invited to present her 2015 University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health Capstone Research Project, “Developing a Surveillance System to Support and Strengthen Palliative Care Services in Uganda”, at the 6th Biennial Palliative Care Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on August 27-28, 2015. While at Notre Dame she worked under Professor Lacey Ahern, Associate Director of Global Health Training.…

Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame… and Beyond

September 22, 2015

Global Breast Cancer Research Symposium The inaugural symposium “Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame… and Beyond”, jointly hosted by the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, highlighted the expansive scope of breast cancer research active on campus.  Following faculty research presentations and a Keynote speaker, an interactive poster session and reception focused on the work of trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels conducting innovative breast cancer research.  Drawn from six departments in the Colleges of Science and Engineering at Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend, poster presenters showcased a comprehensive approach to breast cancer research.…

EIGH Fellowship Recipients for 2015-2016

September 21, 2015

The Eck Institute for Global Health has awarded seven fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations to our second year recipients, Brianna (Norris) Mullins and Michelle Ngai, and to our five first year recipients Katrina Button-Simons, Olivia Choudhury, Sage Davis, Trevor Kane, and Enrico Speri.…

New faculty member brings unique background to Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program

September 14, 2015

Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, PhD, is the new Assistant Professor for the Eck Institute for Global Health. Beidinger recently joined Notre Dame after working as a consultant in K-12 education for nearly 10 years. She developed expertise in leadership, school redesign, curriculum evaluation, and development. Prior to her tenure in K-12, Beidinger served in various leadership roles at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 13 years.

Nicole Achee to serve on NAS committee examining the responsible use of gene technology

August 25, 2015

Nicole Achee, research associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been appointed by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to participate in an ad hoc committee for the project, “Gene Drive Research in Non-Human Organisms: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct.”

Notre Dame graduates receive words of wisdom from global health leader

August 13, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its 4th Commencement Exercise, graduating 28 students with the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Heath. The 2015 Commencement speaker, Dr. David Addiss, whose career has spanned many health disciplines with global impact, gave a thought provoking and inspiring send off to the graduates. Addiss currently holds the position of Director at Children Without Worms at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia, and is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion & Global Health…

Alumni involved with the Lancet’s new Commission on Global Surgery

August 12, 2015

A Notre Dame alumnus, guest lecturer in the Master of Science in Global Health program, and international surgical superstar is heralded for his leadership role in the development of the Lancet’s Commission on Global Surgery…

Notre Dame graduates a record number of global health professionals

August 04, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its 4th Commencement Exercise, graduating 28 students with the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Heath. The year culminated with a capstone project with students fulfilling their research requirement in 12 different countries including Belize, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States.…

http://science.nd.edu/news/58731-researchers-discover-massive-genome-switch-in-one-generation/

June 17, 2015

A team of biologists from the University of Notre Dame, Rice University and three other schools has discovered that an agricultural pest that began plaguing U.S. apple growers in the 1850s likely did so after undergoing extensive and genome-wide changes in a single generation. Read article here...…

Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

June 09, 2015

Indiana University announced on Monday (Jun. 8) that Molly Duman Scheel, adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), is a Grand Challenges Explorations…

Notre Dame Alumna Participates in Prestigious Lancet Commission

May 06, 2015

Katie Kralievits, ’13, MS ’14, attended the international launch of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK, on April 27 and 28, 2015 ...

Fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Victims

May 05, 2015

On April 25, Nepal was hit by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killing thousands of people with experts predicting the final toll to surpass 10,000. Millions have been affected, immediately and in the aftermath as disease and shortages spread. It will take years to rebuild what has been destroyed but the urgent need is to keeping people alive by providing them with food, clean water, sanitation and shelter ...

University of Notre Dame Alumnus James Curran Joins Advisory Committee

May 04, 2015

Notre Dame alumnus James Curran, MD, MPH, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and endowed chair in public health, has recently joined the Eck Institute for Global Health’s Master of Science in Global Health Advisory Committee ...

Notre Dame Student Wins Science Award

April 28, 2015

Matthew Eng, a doctoral student in the laboratory of University of Notre Dame’s Professor of Biological Sciences David Severson and Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is the recipient of a Grants-in-aid-of-research (GIAR) given by the Sigma Xi Research Society ...

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health offers scholarships to Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

April 27, 2015

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is partnering with the Peace Corps to offer financial help to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The joint program will provide an annual scholarship of $12,000 to qualifying returned Peace Corps Volunteer accepted into the Master of Science in Global Health program beginning Fall 2015 ...

Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

February 17, 2015

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is working with an international team of researchers to project how climate change will affect mosquitoes, flies and ticks, that carry diseases afflicting humans ...

Good News for the Notre Dame Family in Liberia

February 12, 2015

Members of the ND Unite to Fight Ebola team on campus were notified over the weekend that the shipping container they raised funds for last fall arrived at long last in Liberia ...

Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

January 02, 2015

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