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December graduate Eboni Haynes (Ph.D. in HSPM) engages teens in land use planning

The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina has featured December graduate (Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior) and Graduate Civic Scholars alum Eboni Haynes for her work engaging teens in land use planning.

Exercise science assistant professor Chih-Hsiang "Jason" Yang uses within-person approach to improve health across the lifespan

With bachelor's and master's degrees in education, Jason Yang taught elementary school-aged children for six years in his native Taiwan. It was during a stint as a physical education teacher that the obesity epidemic really began to concern him.

December graduate earns second Arnold School degree to pursue career in exercise science

Michael Smith's career path has always been straight forward. The Columbia, South Carolina native has always been passionate about sports and physical activity. His interest in science made studying exercise science a natural fit.

Jim Burch wins grants to support two new projects: circadian factors and inflammation/cancer, shiftwork and disease prevention

The first, with a $3 million NCI grant, will examine circadian factors in inflammation and colorectal adenoma risk. The second project will use $800K from the NIJ to study atypical work hours and adaptation among law enforcement employees.

Two-time alumnus named endowed chair at University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Patterson, a 2001 graduate of the MPH and 2004 graduate of the Ph.D. in HSPM programs, has been named the James O. Page Professor of Emergency Healthcare Worker Safety in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Stella Self brings modelling expertise to Greenville Satellite campus

Self uses Bayesian approaches in vector borne diseases, maternal neonatal health, ecology and conservation research. She also uses spatial clustering analysis, random effects models, and Markov chain and Monte Carlo methods.

Beyond the Gates: Headed to Capitol Hill

The South Carolina Honors College features Mae Chinnes, a public health/Honors College graduate who is heading to Washington D.C. to start a new position as a staff assistant in Congressman Jim Clyburn’s office.

Suzanne McDermott receives Disability Section Allen Meyers Award for Research, Teaching and Advocacy from APHA

The American Public Health Association has selected epidemiology and biostatistics professor Suzanne McDermott as the recipient of the 2019 Disability Section Allen Meyers Award for Research, Teaching and Advocacy.

I Am Public Health: Seth Shelby

Physical education teacher pursues Online Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Professional Program to improve health among students, staff and the community.

Epidemiology graduate accepts data manager position to help prevent stroke

Kyle Hatcher has crisscrossed the country over the past few years gaining experience in public health. The West Virginia native earned two bachelor's degrees from his state's flagship university and then moved to Alaska where he served as a lab technician.

December graduate earns second Arnold School degree, establishes physical therapy and coaching practice

UofSC rankings, combined with the volume of publications produced by the exercise science department, the reputation of the faculty and the opportunity to work with SEC-caliber athletes, made the Arnold School his number one choice.

Meet new faculty: Nabil Natafgi

UofSC's Craig Brandhorst sits down with Nabil Natafgi, a new assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy Services and Management, to learn more about his interests in healthcare quality, patient safety, telehealth and rural care access.


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