From ND to Fighting NTDs: Developing a passion into a career in global health

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Location: 190 Galvin Life Sciences

Emily Conron ‘13
Resource Development Coordinator
Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ END7 Campaign

Emily Conron coordinates grassroots outreach for the END7 campaign at the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, DC. She got involved in the movement against NTDs after studying them in the course Common Human Diseases as a freshman at Notre Dame. Inspired by the information she learned about these preventable and treatable diseases of poverty, she co-founded the first NTD-focused student advocacy and fundraising group, ND Fighting NTDs, in 2009. The group has since raised over $12,000 for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Notre Dame Haiti Program and continues to host fundraising and advocacy events on campus. After seeing the effects of NTDs firsthand while researching the impact of elephantiasis on mental health inHaiti for a psychology research project, Emily joined the END7 team to help create an international movement of supporters advocating for this neglected global health issue. Her outreach focuses on creating partnerships with university students and faith-based organizations to advance the global effort to control and eliminate NTDs through fundraising and advocacy activities.

Pizza will be served!

This presentation is sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health.