Advancing Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavor
As I was preparing this newsletter message as a reflection on my tenure as the vice president for research at Notre Dame, the University received the fabulous news that it has been selected to join the Association of American Universities (AAU). I will try to address both items in this, my final, column.
First, let me say that my 16-year tenure as vice president for research at Notre Dame has been a true personal blessing. This position was exactly fitted to my personality and informed by my prior life experiences, including Catholic elementary schools, my industrial experience as an engineer, and my three different roles at Purdue. In my various farewell speeches (too many!) I have discussed how this role was a personal calling for which all of my gifts and experiences came together. I am very grateful to President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the provost who hired me, Tom Burish, and the Board of Trustees for their confidence in me and for their support of my efforts.
Robert J. Bernhard
Vice President for Research
Notre Dame selected to join Association of American Universities
The University of Notre Dame has been selected for inclusion in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced on Thursday, June 1.
“While Notre Dame has long been known for its undergraduate education, we have striven to be a preeminent research institution with superb graduate education, all informed by our Catholic mission,” Father Jenkins said. “We are honored to be invited to join the AAU and heartened by the AAU Board’s recognition of our progress as a research university, and we look forward to participating in this august organization.”
Researchers successfully prevent peanut allergic reactions in mice, blocking onset in its tracks
Peanuts cause severe, sometimes fatal, reactions in an estimated 1.1 percent of the global population. However, an allergen-specific inhibitor devised by researchers at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has successfully prevented potentially life-threatening allergic responses to peanuts.
New study shows blood pressure drug boosts effectiveness of immunotherapy for brain cancer and reduces deadly side effect
A study, led by Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrated how a widely-used prescribed blood pressure drug increases the effectiveness of immunotherapy in mice with glioblastoma.
Each year, a group of Notre Dame students receives a massive—though tiny—challenge: Build a semiconductor chip inside Notre Dame’s nanofabrication facility.
Potential requiem for a bacterium: ND biochemists discover antibiotic that fights C. diff infection
Research by Mayland Chang, research professor, and Shahriar Mobashery, the Navari Professor of Life Sciences, both in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and collaborators found that an oxadiazole antibiotic kills C. diff. and prevents the germination of its spores.
New musical ‘My Heart Says Go’ launches new model for accessibility in the arts
Matt Hawkins, founder and creative producer in Notre Dame's New Works lab, is reimagining the way that theatrical pieces are brought to the public. His goal is to increase accessibility for audiences and artists alike.
Twenty Notre Dame students named 2023-24 Fulbright US Student Program finalists
Twenty Notre Dame students have been selected as Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists for the 2023-24 academic year, contingent upon host country approvals, medical clearance, and submission of all required grant documents.
Over 16 years as vice president for research, Robert Bernhard has guided Notre Dame's research programs through historic growth. The key, he says, has been building research infrastructure so that faculty and students can do what they do best while staying true to the University's mission.
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Endowed Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases
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About Notre Dame Research:
The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Located in South Bend, Indiana, its researchers are advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.
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