Affiliated Centers & Institutes
The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that 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 disease
The Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases builds partnerships among the diverse stakeholders of the rare and the neglected disease communities, including patients, healthcare providers and organizations, the National Institutes of Health, academic researchers, funding sponsors, and drug companies. The aim of these collaborations is to support the discovery of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for these diseases.
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) is tackling the interrelated problems of invasive species, land use, and climate change, focusing on their synergistic impacts on water resources. The goal of ND-ECI is to provide solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health where trade-offs are unavoidable, and to discover win-win solutions where they are possible.
The vision of the newly formed Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine is to expand the number of research and teaching faculty, devise an advanced educational curriculum, and develop a state-of-the-art facility and collaborative research space focused on the study, application, and ethical understanding of adult and induced pluripotent stem cells and their potential to treat and cure many diseases. The center brings together a diverse range of faculty with interests in adult stem cell research and ethics under a single umbrella.
The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center encompasses approximately 7500 acres on both sides of the state line between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula in Vilas County (Wisconsin) and Gogebic County (Michigan). It includes a land area of 6150 acres and 30 lakes and bogs with a combined surface area of 1350 acres. Open water within the preserve accounts for about 16% of the total area. Twenty-six of the aquatic habitats lie entirely on the property. UNDERC furthers research and education in environmental studies at The University of Notre Dame by focusing activities on unique locations of high environmental quality in the North Central region and northern Rockies of North America. These locations serve as "natural" laboratories for the study of environmental systems that have experienced little or no degradation from humans and as a baseline for comparison with human disturbed systems.
The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative (AD&T) creates technologies and tools to combat disease, promote health, and safeguard the environment. AD&T’s investigators focus on the common purpose of advancing micro- and nano-scale research to improve lives around the world. The application of AD&T innovations range from the home to doctor’s offices to war zones. A fundamental characteristic of AD&T is the commitment to move discoveries out of the lab and into the field or market, where they can have real world impact. The initiative has established a record of success in generating new intellectual property in areas such as diagnostic biochips, cancer-fighting nanoparticles, and paper-based diagnostic tools for the developing world.
Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. The programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.
The mission of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is to decrease the mortality and suffering from cancer by conducting outstanding translational research, providing excellence in education, and by delivering high quality patient-centered care.
Researchers at this NCI-designated Cancer Center are primarily faculty of the IU School of Medicine and also include researchers from the IU School of Nursing, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. The IU Simon Cancer Center partners with private organizations and a hospital system to conduct its patient care, research and education. These partnerships bring together talents and resources, and strengthen efforts that are aimed at reducing the burden of cancer in Indiana and beyond.
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a statewide collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, which facilitates the translation of scientific discoveries in the lab into clinical trials and new patient treatments in Indiana and beyond.
Established in 2008, the Indiana CTSI is supported by a $25 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutions of Health, supplemented by nearly $60 million from the state, the three member universities, and public and private partnerships. The Indiana CTSI is a member of a national network of 61 CTSA-funded organizations across the United States.
The Warren Center's mission is to be a state-of-the-art resource for highly productive and renowned faculty members whose research focuses on drug discovery. The Center enhances all stages of the process from basic discovery to applied and translational research, and it serves as a repository for the Notre Dame Chemical Compound Collection to organize research findings to promote evaluation of compounds.