The Eck Institute for Global Health recognizes outstanding Notre Dame Faculty Members

Author: Sarah Craig

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is a cross-disciplinary group of faculty whose research and teaching are dedicated toward finding and implementing solutions to global health challenges.  Over 85 faculty serve the Institute’s global mission to promote research, training and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people of low- and middle-income countries and communities. This past year, five Eck Institute for Global Health faculty members were recognized and promoted within their respective departments and one moved to emeritus status.  

  • Nitesh Chawla, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been recognized with the distinction of an endowed chair title Frank Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Chawla also serves and the Director of iCeNSA, the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science & Applications.

  • Marya Lieberman has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her area of expertise is in surface chemistry and DNA nanotechnology. She has been developing a technology that allows detection of substandard and counterfeit medicine, mostly in resource poor countries.

  • Catherine Bolton has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Bolton’s area of research includes zoonotic disease circulation, ethno-primatology, and the practice of bush meat hunting focused mostly in Serra Leone.

  • Karen Richman has been promoted to Professional Specialist at the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS). Richman also holds a concurrent faculty appointment with the Department of Anthropology and serves as the Director of Undergraduate academic Programs at the ILS. Richman’s area of study includes ethnographic biography in Mexico, Haiti, and throughout the Caribbean.

  • Jennifer Robichaud has been promoted to Associate Professional Specialist with the Department of Biological Sciences. Robichaud teaches parasitology to both undergraduates and Master of Science in Global Health students.  

  • The Eck Institute for Global Health would like to thank Marvin Miller, the George and Winifred Clark Chair Professor of Chemistry, for his years of dedication and numerous scientific accomplishments as he transitions to emeritus status. Dr. Miller was an original member of the Institute when founded in 2010 and has been a solid contributor to its research growth and development. 

The Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

Contact Sarah Craig at: 574-631-2665 Craig.20@nd.edu

Originally published by Sarah Craig at globalhealth.nd.edu on May 19, 2016.