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June 2019 – Eck Institute for Global Health Newsletter
June 2019 – Eck Institute for Global Health Newsletter
June 2019
Eck Institute for Global Health

featured news

Welcome to our new team member, Jenna Coalson

Coalson recently joined the EIGH as an assistant professor of the practice, primarily working with Master of Science in Global Health students. She earned an MPH and PhD at the University of Michigan and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. Read more

China's 2014 dengue outbreak caused by a "perfect storm" of factors, study shows

A new study shows the outbreak may have been caused by more factors than just high temperatures, numbers of mosquitoes, or imported cases from Southeast Asia. Read more

Multidisciplinary student team competes in International Emory Global Health Case Competition

This year, six ND students with funding, coaching, and support from the EIGH traveled to Atlanta to compete in the 11th Annual International Emory Global Health Case Competition. Read more

Biologist's indoor-outdoor laboratory will further research into intersection of wildlife and human health

Finding solutions for worldwide food and water shortages propels new ND biology professor Jason Rohr to find unique ways to research some of the most pressing issues. Read more

ND receives its largest research award to study spatial repellents against mosquito-borne diseases

Notre Dame will lead a five-year program to determine the efficacy of a spatial repellent product in preventing mosquito-borne diseases. Read more 

Mental health indicators in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

Through a collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin, members of the Master of Science in Global Health class of 2016 assisted in a study recently published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Read more 

Spotlight q&A series

Faculty—Terence McDonnell

EIGH member and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and concurrent associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs, McDonnell shares details about his global health research from a social science lens. Read more

Fellow—Catherine Flanley

Catherine Flanley, recent EIGH fellow and member of Mary Ann McDowell's lab, shares details about her research with Phlebotomus papatasi and Leishmania major and her memorable experiences at ND. Read more 

Alumna—Jolynn Meza Wynkoop

2018 Master of Science in Global Health graduate, Jolynn Meza Wynkoop, discusses what called her to the global health field, her current service with Catholic Medical Mission Board in Peru, and her plans for the future. Read more

in case you missed it

Admiral Tim Ziemer—acting assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—traveled to the University of Notre Dame on April 24, 2019 for our event titled, "The Importance of U.S. Leadership in Global Health" Admiral Ziemer also joined Ray Offenheiser, director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, to discuss how the U.S. is working to address critical health and humanitarian issues across the globe. Listen to the podcast
Stephanie James - Weinstein Lecture
The 2019 Weinstein Memorial Lecture featured Stephanie James, senior vice president of science at FNIH, pictured here with Katherine Taylor (L), EIGH associate director and director of global health training, and Bernard Nahlen (R), EIGH director.
Jenna Wozniak
Jenna Wozniak, recent Master of Science in Global Health graduate and current director of the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Coalition of Indiana, was featured in an Indiana CTSI article
MSGH students with President Jenkins
Master of Science in Global Health students, Cristal Sicard (L) and Madeline Woodruff (R), at an event with Father Jenkins.
The EIGH was well-represented at the CUGH Annual Conference through attendees, poster and oral presentations, and an exhibitor booth.
Bernard Nahlen: ND Research Explores video
Director of the EIGH, Bernard Nahlen, was featured in a new Notre Dame Research video series. Learn about the institute's motivation to understand and address global health challenges and our common vision of a healthier world for all.