Eight PhD students from the University of Notre Dame will join the Eck Institute for Global Health’s 2020 graduate fellowship program. The program aims to support students across the University with an interest in topics that impact global health.
“The Eck Institute’s PhD fellowship program supports first-class training, mentorship, and other exciting opportunities for Notre Dame graduate students through collaboration with University’s leading global health researchers,” said Dr. Bernard Nahlen, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. “I look forward to tracking the careers of our 2020 fellows as they continue to grow into global health leaders and advocates.”
The 2020 EIGH graduate fellows are:
- Katherine Crank, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES), for the study titled, “From theory to practice: Expanding the quantitative microbial risk assessment framework research progress.”
- Daniel Hammers, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for research titled, “Determination of specific host binding targets for the bacterial toxin Streptolysin S.”
- Kayla Hurd, returning fellow and graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, for the project called, “A biocultural investigation of insect eating and identity in Oaxaca, Mexico.”
- Chinedu Madukoma, returning fellow and graduate student of CEEES, for the study titled, “Examining the role of type IV pili in surface motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
- Kathleen Nicholson, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for the study, “Characterizing a putative secreted transporter component in the ESX-1 secretion system of Mycobacterium marinum.”
- Yuanyuan Qian, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for the project called, “Elucidation of mechanism of action for novel anti-clostridioides difficile antibacterials.”
- Sana Saiyed, new fellow and graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, for the project called, “Combining cultural perspectives, behavioral ecology, and stress physiology for a more holistic understanding of human-monkey interactions and health in India.”
- Katelyn Vendrely, returning fellow and graduate student in Department of Biological Sciences, for the study titled, “Mapping competitive growth of malaria parasites to assess the fitness impact of artemisinin resistance.”
For those interested in the 2021-2022 fellowship program, the application window will be published later in the fall 2020 semester. To learn more about the EIGH Graduate Student Fellowship program, please visit https://globalhealth.nd.edu/education-training/phd/.
The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame endeavors to promote research, training, and service for the advancement of health standards for all people. The institute recognizes health as a fundamental human right and aims to support those in developing countries who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. To learn more about the institute, please visit globalhealth.nd.edu.
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Originally published by globalhealth.nd.edu on September 18, 2020.at