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Funding scientific research fuels job creation

April 26, 2017

Sparking Economic Growth

Notre Dame researchers have contributed both to the local and national economies through government-funded grants.

GBCF acquires new equipment

April 25, 2017

illumina NextSeq 500 Sequencing System

The new equipment supports a broad range of applications that can sequence millions of DNA fragments.

Notre Dame Student Team Competes in International Competition

April 19, 2017

After the wake of two devastating civil wars in the 1990’s and 2000's, and the Ebola epidemic in 2014 which left more than 3,600 Liberian children orphans, the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (LMHSW) recognized the critical mental health problem in their country, especially among Liberian youth. Imagine you work for a consulting firm that has been asked for a proposal to address this problem. You must develop an interdisciplinary approach built on evidence-based strategies to improve mental health education and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Most importantly, you only have a week to prepare. Every spring, Emory University hosts a competition where a similar fictional challenge based on real situations is undertaken by undergraduate and graduate students. This year, a team of six University of Notre Dame students, with funding, coaching, and support from the Eck Institute for Global Health

Nitesh Chawla named recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award

April 19, 2017

Nitesh Chawla

Chawla received the award, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, for innovating a new data science software, Aunsight, allowing data scientists and business analysts to deliver on the business value proposition of big data analytics.

Study sheds light on Tuberculosis

April 10, 2017

Matthew Champion

Researchers develop combined genetic and analytical method to study TB.

Nine students receive USAID funding

April 10, 2017

Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

The funding will be used to address pressing global development challenges through research abroad.

Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

March 24, 2017

Jeff Schorey, a world-renowned expert with pioneering work on the role of exosomes in infectious diseases, has been studying mycobacterial disease for almost two decades.

Three Notre Dame faculty elected to AAAS section committees

February 22, 2017

Christine Maziar

Christine M. Maziar will serve as member-at-large on the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering section committee, Agustin Fuentes will serve as Chair-elect on the Anthropology section committee and Richard Taylor will serve as Council Delegate on the Pharmaceutical Sciences section committee.

New Research Addresses Complexity of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control

February 15, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is on the cutting edge of an initiative to address the sociology of disease transmission and control, by factoring in the impacts that complex transmission dynamics and social determinants play in the effective management of infectious diseases. His research was recently published in Infectious Disease of Poverty

Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship

February 10, 2017

John Huber

This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K. university.

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