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Research and Scholarly Activities

Our department has a substantial portfolio of research activities. Our faculty are involved in projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Healthcare Resources Services Administration and National Institutes for Health.

We have multiple research and evaluation contracts with the SC Office of Rural Health, Rural Health Networks and other organizations within the state.

Our national expertise includes these topics:

  • Rural health
  • Health disparities
  • Health Systems Evaluation
  • HPV and cervical cancer
  • Health literacy
  • Primary care procedures
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Smoking Cession
  • Ultrasound and Ultrasound Education
  • Disability and Rare Conditions

Our department engages students and residents in these activities. All family medicine residents complete a scholarly research activity prior to graduation, culminating in a poster or oral presentation. The preventive medicine residents also complete a scholarly project that often results in a peer-review manuscript.

 

Clinical Trials

As an academic health care group we participate in numerous clinical trials. Clinical trials, also called medical research and research studies, are organized studies conducted with volunteers to answer a particular question about a medical treatment. Clinical trials are also designed to uncover the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment in humans. All clinical research studies must go through a rigorous review process conducted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.