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Keeping it Clean for Our Community

Keeping it Clean for Our Community

Group Photo 2022

If you drove down Hwy 933 between the Inn at St. Mary's and Beacon Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 29, you may have spotted some workers in bright yellow vests. Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) members were busy picking up trash, hundreds of cigarette butts, and even the odd golf ball (5 to be exact). Shout out to Professor Katherine White’s lab who turned out in force to make quick work of the cleanup!  In partnership with the Adopt-a-Highway program, HCRI cleans this stretch of roadway four times per year.  If you are interested in volunteering to help keep our community clean, please contact Aviva Wulfsohn (awulfsoh@nd.edu

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HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

What happens when researchers-in-training are unable to present their data to a live audience or to see the results of work performed by their peers for over two years due to a global pandemic?  A very enthusiastic in-person conference!  The 10th Annual Cancer Research Day, held on March 21, 2022 in the Morris Inn at Notre Dame, was marked by record attendance and noticeable enthusiasm from presenters and attendees alike. …

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Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science

Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science

Author: Tammi Freehling

Patricia A. Champion, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science. In this role, Champion is responsible for creating a training curriculum for postdoctoral scholars that provides skills to help them thrive in their future careers.

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Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Phase I: Transforming Dust to Discovery

The pathway from discovery to investigational new drug just got shorter at the Harper Cancer Research Institute.  Due to the generous benefaction of the Harper Family Foundation, the lower level of Harper Hall is undergoing a transformation from a cavernous dirt-floored shell into a state-of-the-art Center for Investigational Medicine

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Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

In 1841, Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, a French priest and the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, sent Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to the northern end of the Diocese of Vincennes to set up a new school for boys.

Moreau’s educational philosophies, outlined in his 1856 work, “Christian Education,” set his intentions for the study of science at the new university he had a key role in founding the following year — the University of Notre Dame. At a time when many religious were skeptical about how science and theology could co-exist in one institution, his thoughts were clear.…

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Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

Patricia L. Clark, the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists advancing high-risk, high-impact research. Clark is the first researcher in Indiana to receive this distinguished award since the program’s inception in 2004.

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Graduate School’s interdisciplinary LASER program garners national recognition

Graduate School’s interdisciplinary LASER program garners national recognition

Author: Erin Blasko

The Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program, a values- and ethics-based leadership program run by the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Outstanding Program Awards from the Association of Leadership Educators at its 2021 annual conference.

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Santiago Schnell appointed dean of  Notre Dame’s College of Science

Santiago Schnell appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science

Author: Notre Dame News

Santiago Schnell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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Graduate students receive fellowships to research disease and precision health platforms

Graduate students receive fellowships to research disease and precision health platforms

Author: James Gilman

Five students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Institute for Precision Health’s (IPH) fellowship programs. The Institute for Precision Health supports several programs and research experiences for student researchers during a key part of their education, both on campus and with clinical collaborators.

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University of Notre Dame announces new associate vice president for research development

University of Notre Dame announces new associate vice president for research development

Author: Joanne Fahey

Patricia L. Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility, has been named an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, 2021. Clark will be responsible for research development, including assisting faculty in developing a successful research portfolio, collaborating with federal and military research agency advisors, and leading a team of proposal development specialists.

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