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Notre Dame Research announces 2021 internal grant recipients

Author: Brandi Wampler

Twenty-three researchers from the University of Notre Dame have received awards through the Notre Dame Research (NDR) Internal Grant Program. The goal of this program is to support outstanding research, scholarship, or creative endeavor that will make a major contribution in any field of study.
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Forró to head Notre Dame’s new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

László Forró, professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter in Switzerland, has been named the inaugural director of the new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at the University of Notre Dame, beginning in the fall of 2021.
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Harper Highlights Director's Message, Spring 2021

Author: Dr. M. Sharon Stack

Walther Cancer Foundation and Notre Dame Benefactors Endow Cancer Cure Ventures Program Effective eradication of cancer calls for a spectrum of approaches along the basic to clinical research continuum to develop an understanding of how to detect cancers in early stages, how tumors progress and metastasize, and how to treat...
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Parise and Perkins receive 2021 Shilts/Leonard and College Research Awards

Author: Tammi Freehling

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame is proud to bestow the 2021 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award upon James Parise, Ph.D., and the 2021 College Research Award upon T. Alex Perkins, Ph.D. …
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Notre Dame provost tells US Senate committee STEMM’s lack of women, minority representation hinders American competitiveness

Author: Notre Dame News

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday (April 14), Marie Lynn Miranda said ensuring America’s national security and global competitiveness for the future requires us to attract more women and underrepresented minorities to STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields.
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Black Alumni of Notre Dame expands scope of Frazier Thompson Scholarship

Author: Dennis Brown

The Frazier Thompson Scholarship has been broadened to provide grants in seven categories to undergraduate, graduate and professional students who have helped achieve the fund’s primary goal of enhancing the experience of Black students.

13th Annual Rare Disease Conference Advancing Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy

Author: Cheryl Schairer

13th Annual Rare Disease Conference Advancing Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy Mondays through May 3 | 2:20–5:20 pm ET | Registration is required but there is no fee Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases could not host the Annual ND Rare Disease Day conference in-person this year. Instead,...
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Whelan Group Featured in Cover Article of Analytical Methods

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Research from the group of Rebecca Whelan, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is featured on the cover of the March 14, 2021 issue of Analytical Methods. Whelan and graduate student Simon Weaver have demonstrated the use fluorescence anisotropy assays with low-volume, high-efficiency plates for aptamer-protein binding measurements.
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Pandemic is pushing women in STEM ‘past the point of no return’

Author: Jessica Sieff

During a virtual briefing held by the Women in STEM Caucus and The Science Coalition, Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, said that women in science are being pushed past the point of no return due to the ongoing strain of...

Notre Dame virtually hosts annual Indiana CTSI retreat

Author: Brandi Wampler

The retreat focused on the topic of social and structural determinants of health and featured speakers from Indiana University, IUPUI, Purdue University, and Notre Dame.
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Three-part Zoom series on neuroscience and behavior launches in March

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

An online, synchronous three-part series, “Neuroscience and (Your) Behavior” will be held on Thursdays from March 18 to April 1 and will be led by Nancy Michael, associate teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies for Neuroscience and Behavior.
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Notre Dame returns to compete in STAT Madness

Author: Jessica Sieff

For the fourth consecutive year, Notre Dame is participating in STAT Madness, an annual competition hosted by STAT News to highlight biomedical advancements and research discoveries taking place in research labs across the country. 

Leahy-Filipi Family Endowment for Excellence in Neuroscience Research

Author: Warren Family Center

Leahy-Filipi Family Endowment for Excellence in Neuroscience Research   Funding is available through the Leahy-Filipi Family, Notre Dame alumni, to support research in neuroscience. This fellowship will provide a $10,000 fellowship.  .  Overall Goals of Leahy Filipi Family Endowment for Excellence in Neuroscience  Research: …

Sean Cocchia Rare Disease Research Grant Opportunity

Author: Warren Family Center

Sean Cocchia Rare Disease Research Grant Opportunity   Applications due April 1, 2021.     Thanks to a gift from a benefactor, Sean Cocchia, we are offering one-time grants (up to $25,000) for research aimed at facilitating discoveries in rare disease research, which can include and is not limited to...
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Researchers find evidence of protein folding at site of intracellular droplets

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a study published in the journal Chemical Science, researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that elevated concentrations of proteins within the droplets triggered a folding event, increasing the potential for protein aggregation — or misfolding — which has been linked to neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and...
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