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Eliminating barriers for advancing biomedical science

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame is a cross-departmental PhD program for research and training in a range of fields in the biomedical sciences. Scientists across the campus, representing 55 different research groups, are organized into thematic Research and Training Clusters that offer students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge biomedical research that transcends traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Explore our program here, or download a brochure that describes the key aspects.

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Midwest Ovarian Cancer Coalition Workshop Highlights Research, Treatment and Advocacy

Author: M. Sharon Stack, PhD

2016 Midwest Ovarian Cancer Coalition Workshop Highlights Research, Treatment and Advocacy

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Over 70 researchers from a dozen universities in the Midwest gathered at Notre Dame for the 3rd Midwest Ovarian Cancer Coalition (MWOCC)* workshop to discuss the latest advances in ovarian cancer research.  With a welcome from Mr. Gene Pranzo, Trustee of conference sponsor The Leo and Anne Albert Charitable Trust, attendees were charged to uphold the wishes of the trust and “do good for humanity”.   The good works of the attendees were highlighted in a speed poster session with 3-slide teasers designed to highlight posters in the evening session.   A Keynote address was given by Dr. Stephen Baylin, Ludwig professor of oncology and medicine, Johns Hopkins University and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Baylin’s presentation summarized the elegant research from his laboratory and the Van Andel Research Institute – Stand Up to Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team in the area of epigenetic therapy.  New advances suggest the ability to more precisely fine-tune combinations of epigenetic therapy with immunotherapy to provide better outcomes for women with advanced ovarian cancer. 

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Dive into Notre Dame Research during the Alumni Reunion on June 3

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Notre Dame Research will be participating in the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion event on the first Friday of June on the third floor of the Main Building. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the dome will be open to tours, where several offices will open their doors to alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. Additionally, other buildings on campus will also be open for tours throughout the day. Read More

Hillebrand Center focuses on training compassionate health care professionals

Author: William G. Gilroy

Hillebrand Center

For Ruth Hillebrand, compassionate health care was both a professional and personal mission. A clinical psychologist in Manhattan, she specialized in treating patients with eating disorders. She also had an intimate knowledge of how compassion on the part of a physician could impact a patient’s treatment and recovery. A physician whom she met once delivered her own terminal diagnosis in a brief, perfunctory, late-night phone call and then hung up. Read More