News from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health
News from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health
December 2021
Eck Institute for Global Health

featured news

Notre Dame researchers’ article on maternity care in peri-urban settings published in PLOS ONE

The article, “Examining person-centered maternity care in a peri-urban setting in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya,” explores the results of a study on person-centered maternity care (PCMC) in a peri-urban setting in Kenya. Read more

Lieberman Lab partners with blockchain-based platform to track real-time chain-of-custody throughout pharmaceutical supply chain

The new partnership will reduce the damage to public health from substandard drugs by accelerating and expanding the process whereby they are identified.  Read more

Disease Detectives: Student researchers partner with the county health department to track down mosquitoes

The University’s Department of Biological Sciences began working with the St. Joseph County Health Department this summer to boost vector surveillance efforts. Read more 

Patricia Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists advancing high-risk, high-impact research. Clark will use the award to develop new experimental approaches to measure the sensitivity of proteins to so-called “silent” changes in the DNA sequence. Read more

REDI-NET initiative to prevent infectious disease outbreaks

The Remote Emerging Disease Intelligence NETwork (REDI-NET) is an initiative led by EIGH researchers that aims to address surveillance needs to detect, predict, and contain emerging infectious diseases of human health relevance in near-real time. Read more

in case you missed it

We were fortunate to have Brian Foy, PhD and Dr. James W. Curran join us for seminars during the fall semester. For the 2021 George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Foy presented, "Kill the Messenger: Developing mosquitocidal vaccines and drugs to control mosquito-borne diseases." Dr. Curran's talk was titled, "Lessons from the AIDS epidemic." Recordings of both events are available below:
George B. Craig Lecture
2021 Craig Lecture featuring Brian Foy, PhD
Curran seminar
Dr. James W. Curran seminar


Q&A with Kathleen Nicholson

Nicholson, a current EIGH graduate fellow, is completing her PhD in Biological Sciences. She explains her current research with the Champion Lab, her favorite classes, and her future aspirations in academia. Read more

Q&A with Maria Hinson Tobin

The MSGH alumna was recently included in the Notre Dame Alumni Association's 2020 Domer Dozen cohort, which honors 12 recent graduates for significant contributions in their fields. Maria discusses her current position with CARE, her experience completing her MSGH field research, and her upcoming plans. Read more

Upcoming deadlines

January 14, 2022 – Letter of Intent Deadline for the Indiana CTSI Global Health Reciprocal Innovation Demonstration Grants (open to researchers from Indiana CTSI partner institutions: Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Purdue University)
February 12, 2022 – Seventh Annual Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
February 18, 2022 – Deadline to apply for both the Master of Science in Global Health program and the EIGH graduate student fellowship program.
Apply for the Master of Science in Global Health program today!
Happy holidays and best wishes from the Eck Institute for Global Health!