Media Mentions


  1. Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds

    Biodiversity loss, global warming, pollution and the spread of invasive species are making infectious diseases more dangerous to organisms around the world.

    “It means that we’re likely picking up general biological patterns,” said Jason Rohr, an infectious disease ecologist at the University of Notre Dame and senior author of the study. “It suggests that there are similar sorts of mechanisms and processes that are likely occurring in plants, animals and humans.”

  2. Emerging Leader: Yenupini Joyce Adams, PhD, BSN, of the University of Notre Dame

    “I would say you need to figure out your why. If you know your why, your what will become easier.”

    This is what Yenupini Joyce Adams, PhD, BSN, tells junior colleagues who are interested in pursuing a career in research.

    Now, she is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Global Maternal Research Lead for the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) at the University of Notre Dame. She works on improving postpartum health outcomes among women most impacted by maternal mortality in the United States and in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of maternal mortality is most severe.

  3. Groups ready to tackle public health with new state money


    St. Joseph County is getting ready to spend $3.3 million in new state money this year, funding that aims to boost Indiana’s dismal health statistics.

    Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is proposing pop-up pregnancy and family villages. One would be on South Bend’s west side and the other would be somewhere in Mishawaka, in August and September.

  4. Mosquitoes Are a Growing Public Health Threat, Reversing Years of Progress

    By Stephanie Nolen

    "Such largess is unusual — and not a sustainable pathway for vector control research," said John Grieco, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame who coordinates the multicountry spatial repellent trial, which is also running in countries including Mali and Sri Lanka. The spatial repellents and most other new tools are commodities: items that have to be bought, then bought again six months or a year later. The protection they offer is temporary, as is the funding that allows for their purchase.

  5. Bangladesh has been effective at fighting malaria. Can it eliminate the disease?

    Bangladesh has slashed its malaria numbers dramatically. But the parasite that causes the disease has a history of fighting back — and it seems it's doing so once again.


  6. One-year postpartum care trial shows positive maternal health outcomes

    Findings from a clinical trial have revealed that mothers who received continuous standardised postpartum education and care for one-year experienced significant improvements in their knowledge of self-care and healthy behaviours.

    These improvements led to enhanced maternal health outcomes, marking a crucial step forward in addressing postpartum complications.