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Garnavich receives NASA award for work on anonymous proposal team

Garnavich receives NASA award for work on anonymous proposal team

Peter Garnavich, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, was awarded a NASA Silver Achievement Award as part of a team that developed an anonymous proposal system that led to an increased number of women and younger researchers who successfully landed research time on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Neuroscientist Michael earns outreach award from the Society of Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Michael earns outreach award from the Society of Neuroscience

Nancy Michael, associate teaching professor of neuroscience and behavior at the University of Notre Dame, earned a Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) for her community-based learning programs and course for undergraduates that matches students with community partners that serve a vulnerable local population.

Statistician Giuseppe Vinci joins Notre Dame ACMS department

Statistician Giuseppe Vinci joins Notre Dame ACMS department

Giuseppe Vinci has joined the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) as an assistant professor, where he will explore models of complex neurological systems and make challenging statistical theory accessible to students.    

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

In newly published research in the journal Cell, researchers showed that one type of cell important for immunity, called a myeloid cell, can suppress the immune response — which has the effect of allowing breast cancer cells to metastasize to the brain to form secondary tumor cells there.

Notre Dame joins the Indiana Data Partnership

Notre Dame joins the Indiana Data Partnership

As part of the statewide partnership, Notre Dame and IDP partners can securely share data and best practices that benefits research and other projects, components, and reports for datasets, and shares the results of research projects relevant to the goals of the IDP.

Physics graduate student one of 52 named to DOE research program

Physics graduate student one of 52 named to DOE research program

Physics graduate student Patrick Fasano has been named a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR). This biannual award will allow him to perform theoretical nuclear physics thesis research at the DOE-led Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LNBL).

Notre Dame launches a weekly webinar series discussing COVID-19

Notre Dame launches a weekly webinar series discussing COVID-19

Starting in October, from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT each Monday, coronavirus experts will discuss a new aspect or angle of the pandemic, such as epidemiology, food security, public health, racial inequities, testing, vaccines and evidence used to inform decisions about opening schools, athletics and businesses.