Eck Institute for Global Health hosts 'Importance of US Leadership in Global Health' event

Author: Brandi Klingerman


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On Wednesday, April 24, faculty, students, staff and the local community are invited to the University of Notre Dame for the Eck Institute for Global Health event, “The Importance of U.S. Leadership in Global Health: A Conversation with Admiral Tim Ziemer.” The event, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Washington Hall, aims to educate the public on the vital role the U.S. government plays in the advancement of global health.

“I was privileged to work closely with Admiral Tim Ziemer for over a decade on the U.S. president’s Malaria Initiative,” said Bernard Nahlen, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and professor of biological sciences. “After a distinguished career in the Navy, he has served in high-level U.S. government positions as a presidential appointee during the past three administrations. Tim Ziemer is widely recognized as one of the most effective leaders in global health, and I look forward to introducing him to the broader Notre Dame community.” 

At the event, attendees will hear from Ziemer, the acting assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID. Ziemer will join Nahlen in a discussion about the variety of ways the U.S. government supports global health efforts in developing countries as well as how the University supports these efforts.

Afterward, a reception for graduate students, faculty and staff will take place at Hurley Hall. For full details about the event, visit

The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame endeavors to promote research, training and service for the advancement health standards for all people. The institute recognizes health as a fundamental human right and aims to support those in developing countries who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases. To learn more about the institute, visit

Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on April 10.