Nine graduate students from the University of Notre Dame will participate in the Eck Institute for Global Health’s 2021-2022 graduate fellowship program. The program aims to support students across the University who have an interest in global health research.
“This fellowship program provides financial support and mentorship for students to engage in novel global health research under the guidance of our internationally recognized faculty,” said Dr. Bernard Nahlen, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. “I continue to be inspired by the commitment of our fellows to utilize their substantial skills and talents to help address major ongoing knowledge gaps in global health. All of us at Notre Dame look forward to seeing how their research contributions will advance us further along the road towards a healthier world for all.”
The 2021-2022 EIGH Fellows are:
- Jessica Carney, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Psychology, for research titled, “Improving access to maternal mental health care within and across cultural contexts.”
- Katherine Crank, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, for the study titled, “From theory to practice: Expanding the quantitative microbial risk assessment framework.”
- Aurel Holzschuh, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for the project called, “Understanding residual Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Zanzibar through genomics.”
- Kathleen Nicholson, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for research titled, “Characterizing a putative secreted transporter component in the ESX-1 secretion system of Mycobacterium marinum.”
- Maisha Nima, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for the study titled, “Malarial emergence of resistance to frontline artemisinin drugs in Bangladesh.”
- Yuanyuan Qian, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for the project called, “Elucidation of mechanism of action of anti-clostridioides difficile antibacterials.”
- Sana Saiyed, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, for research titled, “Combining cultural perspectives, behavioral ecology, and stress physiology for a more holistic understanding of human-monkey interactions and health in India.”
- Iker Soto Santarriaga, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for the study titled, “Characterizing the folding mechanism of the autotransporter virulence factor pertactin.”
- Lindsay Serene, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for the project called, “Deciphering SecA2-dependent RNA export in pathogenic mycobacteria.”
For those interested in the 2022-2023 fellowship program, the application window will be published later in the fall 2021 semester. To learn more about the EIGH Graduate Student Fellowship program, please visit https://globalhealth.nd.edu/education-training/phd/.
The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame endeavors to promote research, training, and service for the advancement of health standards for all people. The institute recognizes health as a fundamental human right and aims to support those in developing countries who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. To learn more about the institute, please visit globalhealth.nd.edu.
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