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Engineering faculty receive CAREER Awards

April 05, 2012

The Eck Institute for Global Health joins the College of Engineering to congratulate Dr. Philippe Sucosky on his prestigious 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Dr. Sucosky is a faculty member of the Eck Institute and the faculty advisor of PhD student Ling Sun, a Global Health Fellow working on “The Role of Hemodynamic Shear Stress in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease"

Eck Institute Director and Member Meet with Carter Center VP

April 03, 2012

EIGH director David Severson joined EIGH member Fr. Tom Streit for dinner with Dr. Donald Hopkins before Hopkins presented "Building Hope and Fighting Disease at the Grassroots: Focus on Disease Eradication and Elimination" on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

Shrout named Associate Advisor to Science Translational Medicine journal

March 26, 2012

Joshua Shrout, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, was recently named a 2012 Associate Advisor to Science Translational Medicine, a sister journal of Science. http://stm.sciencemag.org/…

New paper examines poison resistance in snakes around the world

March 16, 2012

A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender and a team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno; Utah State University; and the University of Virginia suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin.

Team of scientists wins grant to research tuberculosis diagnostics

March 02, 2012

University of Notre Dame Professor Jeff Schorey, associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and a member of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, is part of a team of researchers who received one of 10 new Grand Challenges in Global Health (GCGH) Grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify biomarkers for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).

Hybrid silkworms spin stronger spider silk

January 06, 2012

Research was published this week showing that silk produced by transgenically-engineered silkworms in the laboratory of Malcolm Fraser Jr., professor of biological sciences at University of Notre Dame, exhibits the highly sought-after strength and elasticity of spider silk ...

HHS Global Health Strategy

January 06, 2012

The Department released its first Global Health Strategy. The Strategy will guide our efforts and commitment to work with global partners towards building a healthier and safer planet for all.