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Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture – Global Health in the 21st Century

The 2016 Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture presented by the Eck Institute for Global Health featured B. Fenton “Lee” Hall, MD, PhD, Chief of the Parasitology and International Programs Branch (PIPB) in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National...

Uncovering a new pathway to halting metastasis

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Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant...

Notre Dame graduates receive send-off from global health leader

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its 5th Commencement exercise, graduating 21 students with the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Health.  The year culminated with...

Using Mathematical Models to Fight the Zika Virus

New Notre Dame Research will be used to generate maps that provide time-sensitive estimates of mosquito densities, human birth rates, and Zika transmission activity across Latin America and the Caribbean. The model outputs will be available online to provide users...

Notre Dame’s Alex Perkins Wins Powe Award

Alex Perkins, Ph.D., Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, has been recognized with the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)...

Understanding Behavior Key to Combating Malaria

Today, April 25, is the annual World Malaria Day. This year’s theme – End Malaria for Good – seeks to build upon past successes in combatting this deadly disease, which killed over 435,000 people in 2015, and sustain this progress...

Rough Childhoods Have Ripple Effect for Wild Baboons

Duke University, DURHAM, N.C. -- Numerous studies have shown that childhood trauma can have far-reaching effects on adult health and survival; new research finds the same is true for wild baboons.

People who experience childhood abuse, neglect and other...