2009 Social Justice Award for Fr. Streit


Fr. Tom Streit, C.S.C., Ph.D. sits with the children of his village during a lecture  in Leogane, Haiti. (Photo: Wayne Falda)

Since the early 1990's, Fr. Tom Streit, C.S.C., Ph.D. has focused his research in neglected diseases on lymphatic filariasis (LF) with the goal of eliminating this devastating disease. As the director of Notre Dame's Haiti Program, Fr. Streit devotes much of his time to research and the delivery of medical and health services in Haiti. His work with multidisciplinary collaborators also supports economic development and essential infrastructure projects, which empower the Haitian people. Holy Cross Hospital houses the Program's operations in Haiti.

On May 19, 2009. Fr. Streit was honored with the Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award for Social Justice at the annual President's Award Dinner.


2009 Rev. William A. Toohey, CSC,

Award For Social Justice

The Reverend William A. Toohey, C.S.C., is given to a member of the faculty of the University who has dedicated himself to teaching and research on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and in other places around the world.

Of special note is his love for the people of Haiti, whom he serves so well through his pastoral presence and his significant achievements in discovering ways to enable the people of that country, and in many other places around the world, to eventually see the end of the scourge of lymphatic filariasis.

The University of Notre Dame is proud to confer the Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award for Social Justice to

Rev. Thomas Gerard Streit, C.S.C.

Research Assistant Professor Biological Sciences



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