Two students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics' Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program.
Treating patients and families of those with rare diseases takes a gentle touch, persistence, a willingness to listen and additional time, according to four medical professionals who spoke recently about clinical care at the 11th Annual Conference on Advancing Rare Disease Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy.
College of Science students Adam Chvilicek and Delaney Weiland spent the summer volunteering with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program as they prepare for future careers in health care.
Biological sciences major Eunice Agyapong has spent the past two summers conducting research in a Kumasi hospital on doctor-patient relations.
The new program featured 19 students from seven campuses — Saint Mary’s College, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Bloomington, Goshen College and Ball State University, in addition to Notre Dame and IUSM-SB.
Siyuan Zhang, the Dee Associate Professor of Biological Sciences who is also affiliated with the Harper Cancer Research Institute, landed a nearly $1.1 million Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award through the Department of Defense in August.
What role can Notre Dame play in the revolution building around rare disease research? A collaborative team of stakeholders discussed different options during a working session in October.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying tumors in prostate cancer models found that nitration of an amino acid can inhibit T-cell activation, thwarting the T-cell’s ability to kill cancer cells.
From Saturday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1, members of the University of Notre Dame research community will travel to New Orleans, LA for the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting. Of the over 40 Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students in attendance, many will be presenting their research through lectures, presentations, and posters.
Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor of biology, was awarded a 2018 Susan G. Komen research grant to identify potential new therapies for treating metastatic breast cancer.