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New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

September 20, 2017

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University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Ferdig, Ph.D., is leading a new $11.5 million program project (P01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ferdig and his team at Notre Dame are partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) in Seattle and Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI) to better understand the genes in the malaria parasite that are responsible for drug resistance and virulence in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the often deadly disease.

Eck Institute for Global Health Welcomes Class of 2018

September 11, 2017

The Eck Institute for Global Health welcomes its new class of Master of Science in Global Health students for the 2017-2018 academic year.


The 2018 MS in Global Health class includes 24 students from 16 different undergraduate institutions who have come to Notre Dame to gain a deeper knowledge of the global health challenges facing our world. The master’s program continues to attract dedicated students to the global health field, with students coming from a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences, including clinical nursing and the Peace Corps.…