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Do you have a great idea for cancer research?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Research Like a Champion Today

Do you want to help Notre Dame prevent cancer? You can help Notre Dame find the missing pieces to the puzzle.

The College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute are sponsoring a new program for students to drive innovation in cancer research. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of students who choose to work in a team (no more than three students per team) may apply. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are eligible to submit research proposals that look into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

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CMA Medical Boot Camp

Author: Sean McGee


The Catholic Medical Association will be hosting a four day boot camp for those considering pursuing medical school to help form the next generation of ethical Catholic doctors and medical professionals. 

To learn more about the Boot Camp, check out this video.


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Notre Dame Haiti Program expands distribution of disease-preventing salt nationwide

Author: Marissa Gebhard


The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program has established a partnership with Carribex S.A., one of the largest food corporations in Haiti, to distribute the program’s Bon Sel Dayiti, co-fortified salt that will reduce preventable disease in Haiti. With Carribex’s nationwide distribution network, the salt is now available to most of Haiti’s 10 million people.

More than 2 million Haitians are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne disease that is the second leading cause of long-term disfigurement and disability worldwide. The debilitating and socially marginalizing disease, also known as elephantiasis, is carried by mosquitoes.

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Need help with a math class? Free tutoring is available.

Author: Stephanie Healey


The O’Meara Mathematics Library staff is pleased to announce that free tutoring sessions will once again be offered in the branch library Sunday-Thursday from 7-11 p.m. for undergraduate and graduate students from any mathematics class.

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A New Way To Counter Ovarian Cancer’s Drug Resistance

Author: Michael Rodio

Karen Cowen Dahl

Standing at a microscope in her Harper Hall laboratory, Karen Cowden Dahl, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, is scanning through a petri dish filled with cancer cells that could represent a major step forward in ovarian cancer research.

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