Partners

Global Partners

AMPATH

AMPATH, or the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare, consists of Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and a consortium of North American academic centers. These institutional partners have worked together since 1989 to deliver health services, conduct health research, and develop leaders in health care for both North America and Africa. In 2001, in the face of the deadliest pandemic in human history, the partners joined forces to create one of Africa’s largest, most comprehensive and effective HIV/AIDS control systems. Today, in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the United States government, AMPATH is expanding from an HIV focus to address the critical needs for primary health care, chronic disease care, and specialty care. AMPATH serves a population of 3.5 million people in western Kenya in over 500 clinical facilities. For more information on the program and Notre Dame’s involvement, visit the AMPATH website.

A short blog about a long story: setting up an HPLC lab at AMPATH/MTRH

Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board

The Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the regulatory agency for drug quality in Kenya. The KPPB is tasked with registering and monitoring drugs sold in Kenya, and with overseeing pharmacies and pharmacist qualifications.

Chemists Without Borders

CWB is an organization of chemistry professionals and students who donate their expertise and time to a range of humanitarian projects.  

Kensalt

Kensalt is a large salt producer headquartered in Mombasa, Kenya, which has hosted field testing for iodized salt test cards used in a quality control program.

The Notre Dame Haiti Program

The Notre Dame Haiti Program is a world leader in the fight against lymphatic filariasis. With a concentrated effort at eliminating the disease in Haiti, where more than 26% of the population is infected, Notre Dame and its partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population, and Hopital Sainte Croix in Leogane, Haiti, and additional partners are steadily moving toward the creation of a model for worldwide elimination. We have an ongoing collaboration with the NDHP to improve the quality of fortified salt that is used to prevent transmission of lymphatic filariasis and to supplement the Haitian diet with vital micronutrients.

 

Funding

Notre Dame Research—initial funding for project at Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Heath—supported development of tests for beta lactam antibiotics and TB medicines and connected the PAD project with our collaborators in Kenya

Mathile Family Foundation—initial funding for project at Saint Mary's College

Indiana Clinical and Translational Support Initiative—support for "gold standard" analysis of samples from all over the world

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition—funded development of quantitative test card for iodized salt, initial tests in Kenya and India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--supporting development of "general" test card and computer image analysis, along with scale up and expansion of testing in Africa and SE Asia.  See UND press release.  

United States Pharmacopeia (USP)--supporting development of quantitative analysis of antibiotics on a paper test card.

US Agency for International Development (USAID)--implementation and scaleup

People

Professor Marya Lieberman—Development, manufacture, and testing of PADs; inorganic and organic color reactions, kinetic assays, global project integration and direction.

  • Graduate students  Jamie Luther (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Madeline Smith (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Tracy-Lynn Cleary (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Sarah Bliese (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • 2014 Summer Undergraduates: Leah Koenig, Ivan Leung, Rebecca Ryan, Stephen Froelich, Winthrop University student Esse Etim
  • 2014 Summer HS Students: Margaret Berta, Myracle Newsome (Project SEED), Mike Dowd, Anton Gillespie, Diane Waweru
  • 2015 Fall Undergraduates:  Leah Koenig, Ivan Leung, Rebecca Ryan, Stephen Froelich, Annie Sescleifer, Laura Shute, Albert Vargas, Michelle Stickler, Adam Farchone, Katherine Girdhar, John Kim, Sean McGee, Joseph Romero; Ivy Tech interns Kevin Campbell and Lyuda Trokhina;  high school students Margaret Berta and Mike Dowd
  • 2015 Spring Undergraduates: Leah Koenig, Ivan Leung, Rebecca Ryan, Stephen Froelich, Annie Sescleifer, Laura Shute, Albert Vargas, Brian Walter, Katherine Girdhar, Susan Zhu;  Ivy Tech interns Kevin Campbell and Lyuda Trokhina; high school students Margaret Berta and Mike Dowd;  Lab technician Doa'a Aldulani
  • 2015 Summer HS Students:  Margaret Berta (soon to be a freshling at U. Notre Dame!), Michael Dowd (Riley), Myracle Newsome (Trinity, Project SEED, year 2), and Nick Thurin (Penn)
  • 2015 Summer Undergraduates:  Albert Vargas, Susan Zhu, Sarah Bliese (REU from Hamline), Dennis Muriuki (REU from IUSB), Ivy Tech interns Kevin Campbell and Lyuda Trokhina;  Lab technician Doa'a Aldulani
  • 2015 Fall Undergraduates:  Kate Girdhar, Margaret Berta, Lauren Griffin, Mady VanZuylen (DNA origami project), Albert Vargas, Matt Williams, Daniel Tawil, and Susan Zhu;  HS students Myracle Newsome and Nicholas Thurin.  Lab techs Kevin Campbell, Lyuda Trokhina, and Doa'a Aldulani
  • 2016 Spring Undergraduates:  Kate Girdhar, Margaret Berta, Lauren Griffin, Harrison Schurr (DNA origami project), Albert Vargas, Christine Kerrigan, Katherine Herilla, and Susan Zhu;  HS students Myracle Newsome and Nicholas Thurin. Lab techs Kevin Campbell, Lyuda Trokhina, and Doa'a Aldulani
  • 2016 Summer Undergraduates:  Sarah Bliese (REU, Hamline), Muriel Mcclendon (REU, CSU), Albert Vargas (UND), Margaret Berta (UND), 
  • 2016 Summer HS Students: Mike Dowd, Lucy Henderson, and Nikita Kumar
  • 2016 Fall Undergraduates: Margaret Berta, Albert Vargas HS Students: Mackenzie Drury, Anna Lindquist
  • 2017 Spring Undergraduates: Margaret Berta, Albert Vargas HS Students: Mackenzie Drury, Anna Lindquist
  • 2017 Summer Undergraduates: Mike Dowd, Jonah Cremin-Endes, Yutong Liu
  • 2017 Summer HS Students: Maheera Siddique, Alyssa McNarney

Professor Patrick Flynnimage detection and image analysis guru

Professor Christopher Sweet--Image analysis front, middle, and back end

Professor Holly Goodson—single-cell biosensor development

  • Undergraduates Sarah Halweg, Janae Lee (REU 2015)

Assistant Professor David Go—paper-to-mass spectrometer technology

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Mridul Mandal (2014-2015)

Notre Dame Master of Science in Global Health program

The Master of Science in Global Health program provides science-centric training involving laboratory research, survey research, and mathematical modeling in the emerging field of global health. The program enables students to make connections between classroom training in global health topics and the real health needs of resource-poor populations around the world through hands-on experience. Science is understood in the context of its promise to improve the health of those people who are disproportionately affected by preventable diseases.

  • Ashley Scott, 2013-2014
  • Rachel Sventlanoff 2014-2015
  • Jalen Carpenter 2015-2016

Notre Dame Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence (ESTEEM) program

ESTEEM is an immersive year-long graduate level study of innovation, entrepreneurship and general business designed to augment and make more marketable the scientific, technical and engineering skills of its students.

  • Kelly Kraus, 2013-2014
  • Amanda Miller, 2014-2015
  • Daniel Wu, 2015-2016

Saint Mary's College

Professor Toni Barstis—Color reactions, novel manufacturing methods, field testing. See the padsproj.org web site here.

  • Undergraduates Mary Kate Hussey, Dara Marquez, Emily Traversa, Emily Aldrich, Jennifer Connell
  • HS student Elijah Barstis

Professor Don Paetkau

  • Undergraduate Bridget Condon

Aquinas College

Professor Beth Jensen—Color reactions, insecticide tests

Hamline College

Professor Deana O'Donnell

Kean University

Professor Dil Ramanathan--DPAL project--analysis of azithromycin samples