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December 2018 – Eck Institute for Global Health Newsletter
December 2018 – Eck Institute for Global Health Newsletter
December 2018
Eck Institute for Global Health

Featured News

Study: Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself

In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected cells. Read more

The evolving case for public-private partnerships to achieve global goals

A number of countries that have relied on development assistance for health are becoming ineligible for funding, leaving them without the necessary financial and technical support to sustain their health improvements. Read more 

Master of Science in Global Health Capstone Project leads to scientific publication for three EIGH students

Recent MSGH graduates, Wyatt Kernell, Rosalie DePaola, and Alec Maglione, published their findings in the July 2018 issue of the journal, PLoS Neglected Tropical DiseasesRead more 

Eck Institute for Global Health announces new graduate student fellows

Seven University of Notre Dame graduate students have successfully received fellowships from the EIGH. Read more 

What makes a good malaria vector?

Nora J. Besansky, O'Hara Professor and Associate Chair, Biological Sciences, hypothesizes that if scientists can understand what makes a small group of Anopheles mosquito a strong malaria vector, then perhaps we can prevent the spread of disease. Read more 

Spotlight q&A series

Faculty — Catherine Bolten

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and EIGH member, Bolten shares details about her research in African countries on zoonotic disease transmission and primate interactions with human development. Read more

Fellow — Mark Fraser

MD/PhD student through IUSM and ND, member of the Lee lab, and recent EIGH Fellow, Fraser discusses his area of research and experiences in the Master of Science of Global Health program. Read more 
Callan Driscoll Q&A

Alumni — Callan Driscoll

Former EIGH Fellow and member of the Shrout lab, Driscoll shares details about her career as an environmental engineer and time as a doctoral student at the Universiy of Notre Dame. Read more

Mark Your Calendars

April 10, 2019Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture featuring Stephanie James, PhD, Senior Vice President of Science at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health 


In October, members and staff of the EIGH attended the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read about EIGH's presence at the meeting here.
Faculty members Neil Lobo and Mary Ann McDowell with a colleague at our Rally with ND for Global Health reception at ASTMH.
EIGH Fellow, Rachel Oidtman, presenting her work at ASTMH.
Click here for a full gallery of photos from the 2018 ASTMH Annual Meeting.
EIGH at Christmas Open House
EIGH members at our Christmas Open House.
EIGH at Christmas Open House
Students, staff, and members celebrating the holiday season.
Happy holidays and best wishes from the Eck Institute for Global Health team!