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Psychologist receives NIH grant to launch intervention program for pregnant women exposed to violence

Author: Carrie Gates

Women are most likely to experience violence from their intimate partners when they are young—and when they are pregnant. Exposure to violence during that critical time is associated with a variety of negative outcomes for both mother and infant, and there is a lack of effective, evidence-based interventions to support them. Laura Miller-Graff, an assistant professor of psychology and peace studies at Notre Dame, is working to change that.

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Alumni Association launches ThinkND, online learning community featuring videos, podcasts, articles and courses

Author: Erin Blasko

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association has launched ThinkND, an online learning community open to Notre Dame alumni, friends and the public, that seeks to inspire minds and spark conversations. ThinkND features free videos, podcasts, articles and courses delivered by Notre Dame faculty and experts and curated by the Alumni Association in one convenient location.

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New report gives national voice to patients, families affected by Niemann-Pick Type C

Author: Jessica Sieff

The Voice of the Patient report, presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, biopharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders, amplifies the voices of families and patients living with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC)—voices not always heard in the therapy development process.

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iLocater achieves first light, giving scientists clearer picture of nearby planets

Author: Jessica Sieff

A team of engineers and astrophysicists has installed the front-end module of a new instrument named iLocater at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeast Arizona. When fully completed, the instrument will be a first-of-its-kind high-resolution spectrometer capable of detecting Earth-like planets within habitable zones of nearby stars.

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Professor Roger Alford returns to ND Law after serving DOJ’s Antitrust Division

Author: Kevin Allen

Two years ago, Notre Dame Law Professor Roger Alford was called upon to serve in a leadership role in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. This fall, he returns to teaching at the Law School, where his DOJ experience will benefit students and provide fodder for new research and scholarship.

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