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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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How Being Sick impacts a Person’s Behavior

Author: Sarah Craig

Alex Perkins, Ph.D., Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, recently published a study looking at behavior of patients with one of the most common symptoms of disease: fever.  Surprisingly, the impact of this common disease symptom on the mobility and contact patterns of an infected person is rarely studied and “seldom accounted for in mathematical models of transmission dynamics.”

As the leader of this study, Perkins and colleagues examined the mobility of two groups of residents, those with and those without dengue fever, in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru.  The study’s results are published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Tiffanie Sammons

Women in Science Regional Conference

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at Notre Dame is hosting the first ever Women in Science Regional Conference on Sep. 30th – Oct 1st. Graduate students will have the opportunity to network with high profile professionals from across the US, attend career development workshops and participate in research presentations. For more information on the conference, please see

The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine is offering a limited number of scholarships to students in the stem cell field who are interested in attending. To apply for a scholarship to cover the registration fee, please submit by August 15: 1) a cover letter requesting the scholarship and describing why your attendance will enhance your career goals and 2) your cv. Please e-mail both documents to and include Women in Science Regional Conference registration request in the subject line.

Originally published by Tiffanie Sammons at on July 08, 2016. Read More