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Assistant professor Peiyin Hung, Rural and Minority Health Research Center contribute to Rural Action Plan

The Rural Task Force developed the plan based on the work and input of rural researchers and organizations, such as health services policy and management assistant professor Peiyin Hung and the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

State public health, academic and community leaders launch innovative new project to determine COVID-19 prevalence and immunity across South Carolina: SC STRONG

Melissa Nolan, assistant professor of epidemiology, and Virginie Daguise, director of DHEC's Bureau of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, are launching a new representative testing strategy to prospectively assess and monitor COVID-19 within South Carolina.

Ph.D. in Epidemiology candidate Lauren Reid selected to join American College of Sports Medicine's Leadership and Diversity Training Program

Lauren Reid is interested in how food insecurity affects people with diabetes. Her dissertation research focuses on how food insecurity is associated with glycemic control, physical activity and diet quality of youth and young adults with diabetes.

A decade at the top. Ph.D. in Exercise Science program ranks No. 1 in the nation for the second five-year term in a row

Released every five years since 1995, the National Academy of Kinesiology rankings are based on comprehensive information packages submitted by doctoral programs that focus on the study of physical activity.

CERortho awarded grant to assess effectiveness of surgery in treating musculoskeletal conditions

John Brooks, HSPM professor and director of CERortho, has won nearly $1.4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to examine how early surgery affects health outcomes for people with musculoskeletal issues.

Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery renews funding with $12.5 million award, launches new projects

Julius Fridriksson broke records in 2016 when he won $11.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. In its next phase, C-STAR will expand its work to include two new clinical trials and two large projects.

Doctoral student Joshua Mercadel awarded National Cancer Institute Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

With epidemiology associate professor Jim Burch serving as mentor, Mercadel will use the three-year grant to support his dissertation research examining the role of circadian factors in inflammation and colorectal adenoma risk.

Doctoral student selected to join Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Policy Research Scholars Program

Just one year into his Ph.D. in Epidemiology program, Gabriel Benavidez has added another layer to his training and education. He was recently selected to join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Program.

I Am Public Health: Sophia Negaro

Doctoral student pursues Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management to advance mental health illness diagnosis, treatment and outcomes by combining interests in early symptom detection and intervention research.

Office for the Study of Aging releases 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Registry Annual Report

As the nation’s most comprehensive registry of its kind, the Alzheimer’s Disease Registry has maintained a record of diagnosed cases of ADRD in the state since 1988. Learn more with the latest report.

Researchers partner with patients to develop mobile app for enhanced physician-patient communication

Led by assistant professor Melanie Cozad, the team recently won its second Pfizer grant to collaborate with patients in improving physician-patient communication through the development of a patient-designed mobile app.

Angela Liese wins $1.25M grant to continue studying diabetes among youth, leveraging electronic medical records and novel mathematical tools

Liese will serve as principal investigator for the South Carolina-based component ($1.25 million) of the nationwide $15 million, five-year project assessing the burden of diabetes by type in children, adolescents and young adults known as DiCAYA.


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