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Call for Abstracts!

The Arnold Institute on Aging will host the 2019 Childhood Obesity Lecture on September 19 with a keynote from Deanna Hoelscher. Submit your poster abstracts through August 1 to exchange ideas related to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and associated behaviors.

Master of Public Health student wins national award for vaccine advocacy efforts

Kimberly Nelson has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award. This honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary efforts to promote childhood immunizations in their communities.

ENHS and COMD students named Graduate Civic Scholars by The Graduate School

Only eight students from across the University were selected by The Graduate School to join the 2019-2020 cohort of their Graduate Civic Scholars Program, and Arnold School students have earned two of these highly competitive spots.

Researchers successfully translate physical activity intervention program into online training for preschool teachers

Members of the Children's Physical Activity Research Group (CPARG) have demonstrated that their evidenced-based approach to training preschool teachers to increase their students' physical activity can be effectively translated into an online format.

STEP Project's Peer Education Program aims to promote self-testing and HIV awareness in Tanzania

Health promotion, education, and behavior assistant professor Donaldson Conserve’s research into promoting HIV testing among men in Tanzania has reached a new milestone. The STEP Project recently launched the Peer Education component of the intervention.

Two-time HPEB alumna Megan Weis receives SCPHA's James A. Hayne and Voice of Public Health Awards

Megan Weis received two awards from the South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) this spring. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health's senior director for strategic engagement won the James A. Hayne Award and The Voice of Public Health Award.

Environmental health sciences Ph.D. student Mithun Sikder awarded George M. Reeves Graduate Fellowship

Mithun Sikder, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, was selected to receive the George M. Reeves Graduate Fellowship, which is named for Reeves, who formerly served as UofSC's director for the Lilly Teaching Fellows Program, senior assistant to the President and Dean of the Graduate School.

I Am Public Health: Matthew Haldeman

Physician completes Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior through the USC Family Medicine-Global Health Fellowship Program to help impoverished populations battle neglected tropical diseases.

Mark Sarzynski (EXSC) wins $3.4 million R01 grant to study impact of exercise on HDL particles

Exercise science assistant professor and director of the Foundations of Lipids and Exercise (FLEX) Laboratory Mark Sarzynski has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Children's health expert Michael Beets named Carolina Distinguished Professor

One of the highest honors awarded by UofSC to any faculty member, the Carolina Distinguished Professorship is bestowed on those who demonstrate excellence in scholarship with a commitment to students.

Dealing with dementia

Social work and public health researchers Sue Levkoff and Daniela Friedman are teaming up to open a new front line in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, particularly among the African American population, which has a greater incidence of the disease and related dementias.

May graduate leverages Ph.D. in Exercise Science to educate future athletic trainers

While serving as a preceptor, Amy Hand began to realize how much she loved teaching college students. She signed on as an adjunct instructor and then enrolled in the Arnold School’s Ph.D. in EXSC program to become an athletic training educator.


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