Our Mission


The Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at the University of Notre dame is dedicated to the research and development of effective drugs and treatments for rare diseases. Through our research, educational programs and community outreach we are committed to improving the lives of rare disease patients and their families.

To read more about our educational and translational science programs, please download our brochures...




CRND Administrative Leadership

Dr. Kasturi Haldar

The Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C., Professor of Biological Sciences and the James C. Parsons and Carrie Ann Quinn Director of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases


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Dr. Suhail Alam

Director of External Programs

Barb Calhoun MSN, RN, NP

Nurse Practitioner and Outreach Coordinator


Corianne Kellems

Administrative Assistant



Where We Are:

University of Notre Dame
Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases
Galvin Life Science Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email at: crnd@nd.edu
Phone (574) 631-3372
Fax (574) 631-9788







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