The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) serves as a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and works to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards and reduce health disparities for all.  The EIGH brings together multidisciplinary teams to understand and address health challenges that disproportionately affect the poor and to train the next generation of global health leaders.

Awareness to Action Health Awareness

Awareness to Action

The EIGH's Awareness to Action series explores how the Notre Dame community is working to target relevant local and global health issues through research and service.

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Q&A with Kayla Holland Spotlight

Q&A with Kayla Holland

MSGH alumna Kayla Holland discusses her transformative experience completing her capstone project in The Gambia, her future plans to subspecialize in palliative care, and how her perspective was changed while at Notre Dame.

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Is targeting human cells, rather than the virus itself, key to preventing the next pandemic? Research

Is targeting human cells, rather than the virus itself, key to preventing the next pandemic?

Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor of biological sciences and EIGH affiliate, is looking at methods to stimulate the natural antiviral defense systems present in all cells and that can work broadly against a wide variety of viruses.

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Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

In the study, published recently in Science, researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya’s Amboseli...

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