EIGH News and Updates
EIGH News and Updates
December 2020
Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

Featured News

Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals worldwide

Jason Rohr co-authored a paper published in Science, which indicates that climate changes can increase infectious disease risk in animals, with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans. Read More

Spatial repellents significantly reduce infections of mosquito-borne viruses, study finds

The Iquitos trial was part of a multi-year effort led by co-principal investigators Nicole Achee and Neil Lobo to determine the protective efficacy of spatial repellents to prevent human infection spread through mosquito bites. Read More 

Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to research from Notre Dame. Read More 

Eck Institute for Global Health announces 2020 graduate research fellows

Eight PhD students from across the University comprise the 2020-2021 fellows. The program aims to support Notre Dame PhD students with an interest in topics that impact global health. 
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Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory

A study from the lab of Alex Perkins provides insight into how limited testing and surveillance gaps during the initial phase of the pandemic resulted in many undetected cases. Read More 

Master of Science in Global Health

Program Update for 2021-2022

Given a number of global uncertainties, many related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eck Institute for Global Health’s Master of Science in Global Health is on hiatus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
A core requirement of the program is the flagship international capstone research project. Since the EIGH cannot guarantee this experience for students at this time, the Master’s program is temporarily paused until the international research landscape is more clear.
Once international research can safely be resumed, an update with program details, including new application dates, relevant program changes, and other pertinent details will be shared. Read the full announcement


Q&A with Sana Saiyed

EIGH Fellow, Sana Saiyed, discusses her educational journey, research on human-primate interactions, and personal goals for the future. Sana is currently a PhD student in Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology.  Read More 

Desmond Jumbam: Strengthening His Community Amid Crisis and Loss

Despite a devastating loss, Master of Science in Global Health alum uses his passion for service to strengthen his community.  Read More 

Get Involved

Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation

The College of Science's Edison Lectures, the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Office of the Provost launched a weekly webinar series in October titled, Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation. The series features live discussions unpacking the science and research behind the coronavirus pandemic by exploring in-depth related issues in an accessible manner for the general public.
The webinar series is co-hosted by EIGH affiliated faculty Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, associate professor of the practice and director of the Master of Science in Global Health program, and Mary Ann McDowell, associate professor of biological sciences.
To register for next week's final webinar or to catch up on previous episodes, click here.

Health Awareness Series

The Eck Institute for Global Health's Awareness to Action series explores how the Notre Dame community of faculty, students, alumni, and other partners are working to target relevant local and global health issues through research and service. During the fall semester, Awareness to Action focused on lead poisoning and antimicrobial resistance. Check out the videos and resources here.
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