Senior biochemistry major a co-author on ovarian cancer paper

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Senior biochemistry major Annemarie Leonard knew she wanted to become a doctor, but the undergraduate research she has done since the summer after her freshman year has further fueled her passion. It also led to her being named as a co-author on a paper about ovarian cancer, as well as an author of chapter in an upcoming book.

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Are faith and science compatible?

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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The inaugural Gold Mass and lecture at the University of Notre Dame was held on Nov. 15, 2017, the feast day of Saint Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists. The events, a campus-wide collaboration among several colleges, centers and institutes, drew hundreds.

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Fighting Mosquito-borne Diseases

Author: Provided

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At Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, researchers Nicole Achee and John Grieco study Aedes aegypti and its role in mosquito-borne diseases. Over the past 20 years, the biology professors’ work has taken them around the globe to Indonesia, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Uganda and Belize and has advanced understanding of how mosquitoes and other insects spread infectious diseases and led to better strategies to curtail disease outbreaks.

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Spring 2018 one-credit course on opioid epidemic open for registration

Author: Cliff Djajapranata


Jessica Baron, the outreach and communications coordinator for the Reilly Center, will be teaching a one-credit 'reading group' on the opioid epidemic next semester on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. The course will be geared toward pre-professionals, ranging from those intending on pursuing a career in the counseling profession to future surgeons who will write the prescriptions.

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How an alumnus effectively fights food insecurity

Author: Grant Johnson

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The obesity epidemic in this country should be of no surprise to anyone. But did you know that the environment in which you live has a high impact on your overall health? Dr. Patrick H. Casey M.D. ’67, vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Harvey and Bernice Jones Professor of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas, has done work into researching how social determinants affect the overall health of children. 

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Patricia Curtin ’80: giving them the world

Author: Chontel Syfox

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While speaking about her most recent trip to Haiti this summer, Dr. Patricia Curtin White ’80 felt a lump in her throat. “What a meaningful week,” she mused, “it’s always hard to leave, and when you do, that week just stays with you.” From June 18 to June 25, Dr. White, a dedicated Haiti Program volunteer, led a team of 20 physicians, nurses, students, and non-medical professionals on a mission trip to Haiti.

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Injuries on the rise among young athletes amid negative youth sports culture

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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In recent years, overuse injuries have become more common among youth athletes. Along with that trend is a pattern of decreased participation in youth sports. That is all according to Dr. Frederick Azar, who came to speak at the first Dooley Society lecture before the home football game Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Advocating for those with the greatest need: Dr. Katherine O'Rourke '08

Author: Katherine O'Rourke '08

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Soon after starting my obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2012 I cared for a woman who was diagnosed with and quickly died of advanced cervical cancer.  Though cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent preventable, she had been uninsured and therefore did not have access to the care she needed to prevent this terrible disease.  Inspired by this patient, I approached my faculty mentor, Dr. Mary Landry, and asked her where uninsured patients in Madison receive the gynecologic care they need.  When Dr. Landry told me that there was not an existing program to provide advanced gynecologic care to uninsured women we decided we needed to do something to provide those services.

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The value of spiritual health: Dr. David Coulter '69

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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Look at a person with a disability, and it’s often easy to see what makes them different from others.
Dr. David Coulter can see those things in the patients he has worked with for decades. But he also sees one thing that makes them, and all humans, the same—their spirits. Coulter says recognizing that is a lesson he got from Notre Dame, where 50 years ago he explored what it meant to be human and to be himself. He learned it through reflection, many caring mentors and the opportunity to take classes in a wide variety of fields, sometimes auditing classes in which he wasn’t able to enroll.

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Page Scholar creates Girls Empowered initiative in Johannesburg

Author: Tammi Freehling

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After a childhood filled with doctors and surgeries, senior Marisa Olsen knows how impactful a complex medical condition can be on a person’s life. Having compassionate and knowledgeable doctors made a difference in her situation, so she decided to pursue a career in medicine as a way to pay it forward.

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Dr. Patricia Curtin White wins national Jefferson Foundation Award

Author: Chontel Syfox

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University of Notre Dame alumna and Christiana Care Center Chief of Geriatric Medicine Dr. Patricia Curtin White was the winner of the national Outstanding Public Service award from the Jefferson Foundation for her humanitarian work with the Notre Dame Haiti Program.

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Solving the ebola outbreak: Paul Farmer and the four s’s

Author: Shadia Ajam

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This past Tuesday, April 19, Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health and professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard University, visited Notre Dame and delivered a lecture titled, “Taking up the Challenges of Poverty: Why Accompaniment Matters.” Hosted by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the event welcomed hundreds of attendees both from the University and the wider community.

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