Staff announcements, featured news, spotlights, and more
Staff announcements, featured news, spotlights, and more
December 2019
Eck Institute for Global Health


The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) welcomes new team members:

Marian Botchway started as a Program Director in October 2019. She is responsible for training initiatives, coordinating undergraduate engagement activities, and managing Institute programs. Previously, Marian was a CDC Foundation Fellow within CDC’s Center for Global Health and has also worked on projects in Ethiopia and in Ghana. She has a Ph.D. in public health from the University of South Carolina. Learn More
Nydia Morales-Soto, also a new Program Director as of October, supports interdisciplinary global health research and training efforts. Nydia joined Notre Dame in 2011 after receiving her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Nydia’s professional experiences encompass project development, research, training, teaching, team management, and grant writing and support. Learn More

Congratulations and Best Wishes:

Katherine Taylor, Ph.D., is retiring from her positions as Associate Director and Director of Global Health Training with the EIGH at the end of the year. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Taylor for her years of service to the EIGH and Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) program. Taylor will continue to be involved with the EIGH by serving on boards and committees for various partner institutions.  We wish her all the best in her retirement!

Featured News

Strength in numbers: Crowdsourcing challenge seeks new methods to combat drug-resistant malaria

360 participants from 31 countries participated in the Malaria DREAM Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort challenging anyone in the world to develop computational models for predicting emerging drug resistance. Read More

EIGH fellows tackle drug resistance, disease transmission, and other global health issues

Graduate students from the University of Notre Dame have joined the EIGH's fellowship program. The program aims to support students across the University with an interest in topics that impact global health. Read More 

Mary Ann McDowell, EIGH faculty, named Jefferson Science Fellow

The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Read More 

Study provides insight into spatial repellents as method to reduce infection of vector-borne diseases, encourages additional research

According to UND researchers, data from a clinical trial in Indonesia designed to evaluate the impact of a spatial repellent on reducing malaria infections showed promising results. Read More 

The Impact of the Presidential Alternative Treatment Program on People Living with HIV and the Gambian HIV Response

Sarah Bosha, along with MSGH alumnae, Michelle Adeniyi ‘18 and Jenna Ivan ‘18, discuss the cause and effect chain initiated by The Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh. Read More 


Jason Rohr

EIGH faculty, Jason Rohr, shares some of his research interests, passions, and hobbies outside of the lab. Rohr is currently the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla College Professor of Biological Sciences.  Read More 

Rose Donohue

Rose Donohue, EIGH Fellow and Triple Domer, discusses her education journey, international research, and goals for the future. Rose is currently a Ph.D. student in Edwin Micheal's lab in the Department of Biological Sciences. Read More 

Shahriar Mobashery

Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Professor in Life Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and EIGH faculty member, shares why he chose his career path, details of a recent lab reunion, and hopeful future plans. Read More 


ASTMH Annual Meeting ASTMH Annual Meeting
ASTMH Annual Meeting ASTMH Annual Meeting
The Eck Institute for Global Health was once again well-represented through presentations, panels, posters, events, an exhibitor booth, and various leadership roles at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD.
Master of Science in Global Health
The Master of Science in Global Health class of 2020 is completing their first semester of course work and gearing up for their summer Capstone Research Projects.
Jim Curran Global Health Seminar
James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, shared lessons learned during the investigation of the discovery of AIDS during a fall Global Health Seminar.
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