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  • Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    in vector research and is home to VectorBase and VecNET News Master of Science in Global Health Graduate Serves Notre Dame on the Science Advisory Council November 25 2015 Annie Polcari 12 MS 13 was selected as a young alumna to serve on the University of Notre Dame s Science Advisory Council The Council meets annually in an advisory role to the College of Science and its Dean After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Notre Dame Polcari enrolled in the University of Notre Dame s Master of Science in Global Health program I knew I wanted to go to medical school some day but I was not ready for the commitment stated Polcari I still had a passion for research in global infectious diseases and wanted to expand upon that first Notre Dame faculty student team researches the effects of repellents on mosquito behaviors November 19 2015 Diane Choi 16 was invited to present her research at the 2015 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Pennsylvania On October 26 and 27 Choi presented posters about her work in the laboratory of Nicole Achee PhD Eck Institute for Global Health member and Research

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  • Master of Science in Global Health Graduate Serves Notre Dame on the Science Advisory Council // News // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    second year of medical school at the University of Miami in Florida During her year in the Master of Science in Global Health program Polcari prepared for her summer field experience under the direction of Professor Edwin Michael and Assistant Teaching Professor Jennifer Robichaud both in the Department of Biological Sciences In the field Polcari worked with Touching Tiny Lives TTL a non profit organization located in rural Mokhotlong Lesotho for six weeks Her research focused on assessing antiretroviral therapy and patient compliance and was titled Sex Based Parasitism in Soil transmitted Helminth Infections The outcome of her research has helped the organization make improvements to better help the patients they serve Polcari believes that her experience and training at Notre Dame prepared her to ultimately be a better medical student and finally a physician I felt confident and was ready for the rigorous demands of medical school states Polcari This Master of Science in Global Health program helped me develop tools and gave me the experience to take on a variety of challenges I have a better sense of the global mission in working toward better health for entire communities and how to implement a solid plan On most days I would travel for hours deep into the Maloti Mountains with TTL s outreach team to find the homes of malnourished and HIV positive children notes Polcari During these visits I conducted surveys on pill taking behavior work and nutrition in order to evaluate TTL s outreach services with regard to antiretroviral therapy adherence I learned more than I could have ever imagined and applied most of the skills we learned in the classroom to the real world This experience not only confirmed my desire to work in international healthcare but also truly excited me for my future career

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  • Notre Dame faculty-student team researches the effects of repellents on mosquito behaviors // News // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    on mosquito behaviors required for survival and propagation Her overall research project Effect of Spatial Repellent Exposure on Aedes aegypti Attraction to Oviposition Sites builds on existing data regarding the post exposure effects of spatial repellents on dengue vector blood feeding flight and resting behaviors Achee and Choi were recipients of the Eck Institute for Global Health s Undergraduate Research Support Program which funds the training of Notre Dame undergraduates engaged in global health research with Eck Institute for Global Health faculty members The Undergraduate Research Support Program facilitates engaging undergraduates in the scientific research process on important topics in the field of global health said Achee I look forward to continuing to serve as a mentor to Diane and others in the ND undergraduate student body Achee and Choi are currently preparing a manuscript to publish project findings Choi is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a track in the Biomedical Sciences After graduating she will take a gap year before pursuing medical school She hopes to continue working in the field of global health in order to contribute to the ongoing efforts of alleviating the global burden of vector transmitted diseases About the Eck Institute for Global Health The Eck Institute for Global Health recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research training and service to advance health standards for all people especially people in low and middle income countries who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases The Institute is responsible for the Master of Science in Global Health Program which is a 12 month science centric academic program that arms students with the knowledge tools and experience to be part of the solution to the global health crisis The rigorous curriculum includes classroom training and experiential learning to prepare students

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  • History and About // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    Health and Infectious Diseases in 1998 This group of researchers engaged faculty across disciplines to contribute to global health solutions They established state of the art genomics research at the University and led initiatives to sequence two of the most medically important disease vectors Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti The success of the Center was leveraged by a University Strategic Research Initiative SRI in 2008 focused on Genomics Disease Ecology and Global Health to become an Institute The SRI supported a large investment in new faculty the establishment of Genomics and Bioinformatics Core facilities and further expansion of the scope of global health research in campus laboratories and with partners both on campus and around the world It was on this strong and growing foundation that the Eck Institute for Global Health was launched and made possible by a generous endowment from the Frank Eck Sr Family The Institute brings together a diverse group of faculty staff students and alumni from different Colleges Schools and Departments whose research and teaching address our mission With over 80 affiliated faculty members from across the University the Eck Institute for Global Health embodies the definition and spirit of global health Our guiding objectives are to 1 Serve as a central organizing and coordinating Institute for global health activities across the University to encourage partnerships maximize participation and create synergies in interdisciplinary research training and service programs 2 Generate and share knowledge to address health problems endemic to the global poor 3 Train a new generation of global health researchers prepare ND undergraduates graduate students and post doctoral fellows to assume leadership positions in global health 4 Undertake service and service learning in global health While we build on the University s historical strengths in infectious disease research and training we are also building

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  • Research and Members // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    Training the next generation of global health researchers and leaders is undertaken at the undergraduate graduate and postdoctoral level including a Master of Science in Global Health program that launched in 2011 Research Highlights Institutional Partners External Partners Faculty Members Undergraduate Graduate and Post Graduate Training Eck Institute for Global Health Homepage History and About Research and Members Research Highlights Institutional Partners External Partners Faculty Members Undergraduate graduate and post

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  • Master of Science in Global Health // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    in the literature as well as providing opportunities to meet and learn from experts in the field The curriculum offers opportunities to operationalize the newly acquired skills and knowledge through activities such as laboratory research survey research mathematical modeling mHealth platforms and project management Thus our program allows students to make connections between classroom training in global health topics and the real health needs of resource poor populations around the world through hands on experience Students undertake meaningful research projects supported by Notre Dame faculty and international partners in countries such as Belize Ecuador Peru Haiti Uganda Moldova Tanzania India and Thailand Science is understood in the context of its promise to improve the health of those people who are disproportionately affected by preventable diseases The MS in Global Health program is supported by staff and faculty who have expertise and research in a variety of fields that represent the interdisciplinary nature of global health Further our faculty have research partnerships throughout the world that provide international field work opportunities for our students Capstone Projects The Capstone Project is something we like to call the secret sauce of our program View the videos to the right to enhance your understanding

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  • News // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    Eradicate Malaria to a packed crowd on Friday September 18 Burkot a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame has been at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University since 2011 His research in mosquito control has included many projects with fellow Notre Dame alumni including Ned Walker at Michigan State University and Bill Hawley with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stationed in Atlanta Burkot also works closely with Notre Dame faculty members Neil Lobo and Frank Collins Notre Dame Partnership in Global Health Research Yields Results September 29 2015 Molly Elston MS 12 recently returned to the University of Notre Dame UND after serving as a Global Health Research Associate in Port au Prince Haiti for two years with the Health Systems Strengthening Initiative HSSI In 2013 UND partnered with Catholic Relief Services CRS and Catholic Health Association of the United States CHA to focus their expertise and resources on strengthening faith based health systems in countries with little to no access to quality healthcare services through the HSSI Réseau des Institutions Chrétiennes de Santé d Haïti Notre Dame alumna presents research at international conference in Kampala Uganda September 25 2015 Brianna Wanlass 15 MS was invited to present her 2015 University of Notre Dame s Master of Science in Global Health Capstone Research Project Developing a Surveillance System to Support and Strengthen Palliative Care Services in Uganda at the 6 th Biennial Palliative Care Conference in Kampala Uganda on August 27 28 2015 While at Notre Dame she worked under Professor Lacey Ahern Associate Director of Global Health Training Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame and Beyond September 22 2015 Global Breast Cancer Research Symposium The inaugural symposium Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame and Beyond jointly hosted by the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Harper Cancer Research Institute highlighted the expansive scope of breast cancer research active on campus Following faculty research presentations and a Keynote speaker an interactive poster session and reception focused on the work of trainees at the undergraduate graduate and post doctoral levels conducting innovative breast cancer research Drawn from six departments in the Colleges of Science and Engineering at Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend poster presenters showcased a comprehensive approach to breast cancer research EIGH Fellowship Recipients for 2015 2016 September 21 2015 The Eck Institute for Global Health has awarded seven fellowships for the 2015 2016 academic year Congratulations to our second year recipients Brianna Norris Mullins and Michelle Ngai and to our five first year recipients Katrina Button Simons Olivia Choudhury Sage Davis Trevor Kane and Enrico Speri New faculty member brings unique background to Notre Dame s Master of Science in Global Health program September 14 2015 Heidi Beidinger Burnett PhD is the new Assistant Professor for the Eck Institute for Global Health Beidinger recently joined Notre Dame after working as a consultant in K 12 education for nearly 10 years She developed expertise in

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  • Funding Opportunities and Training // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame
    HEALTH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Graduate Student Fellowships Pilot Project Grants Building Multi disciplinary Teams Grants Travel Research and Training Grants Building Institutional Partnerships Undergraduate Research Support Program Eck Institute for Global Health Homepage History and About Research and Members Master of Science in Global Health News and Media Funding Opportunities and Training Fellowship Recipients Present and Past Contact Information Support the Institute Director Search Career Opportunities Copyright 2015 University of Notre

    Original URL path: http://globalhealth.nd.edu/service/ (2015-12-06)
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