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Office of Research honors 2021 Breakthrough Award recipients

The UofSC Office for the Vice President of Research has announced the 2021 Breakthrough Awards winners. Seven of the 30 faculty and student recipients claim the Arnold School as their home.

Xiaoming Li wins 2021 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research

Health promotion, education, and behavior professor Xiaoming Li is one of just five faculty from across UofSC to receive a 2021 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Can periodontal antibodies predict Alzheimer's disease? Anwar Merchant investigates with new NIH-funded project

Professor of epidemiology Anwar Merchant has been awarded $400K from the National Institute on Aging. He will use the grant to examine the relationship between four groups of antibodies against periodontal microorganisms and Alzheimer's disease.

Lab offers resources and services for analytical and research support

Need analytical or technical resources to support your research? Led by environmental health sciences associate professor Mohammed Baalousha, the Environmental Nanoscience and Analytics Laboratory offers one-of-a-kind facilities and services.

Doctoral candidate Karlen Correa Vélez wins international award for Vibrio bacteria research

Karlen Correa Vélez, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, won the Aleksandr Savchuk Foundation Award at the 2020 International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a Changing World.

Public health graduate wins 2021 Social Justice Award

Inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter protests, Jay Urich (a December graduate of the B.S. in Public Health program and a student-athlete) carried a sign with "Matter is the Minimum" and started a non-profit for underprivileged children.

Roozbeh Behroozmand receives $3.6 million from NIH to enhance research on brain damage and speech impairment

With renewed support from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, associate professor Roozbeh Behroozmand will continue his study on how brain damage causes speech impairment in stroke survivors with aphasia.

Register now for the 2021 Virtual Big Data Health Science Conference February 5-6

This year's theme will focus on Unlocking the Power of Big Data: Bringing Innovation into Improved Care and Prevention. Learn about the conference schedule, speakers, student competition (January 29-31), registration (only $25), and more.

Staff Spotlight: Christy Smith, Director of Graduate Student Services

Smith's team is responsible for recruitment, admissions and student services for all Arnold School graduate students. They work closely with the academic units, UofSC Graduate School and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professor Emerita Ruth Saunders wins alumni award for lifetime achievement

Ruth Saunders as been awarded the Psychology Department Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at her undergraduate alma mater, Clemson University, for her 30-plus-year career of exemplary research and practice.

Biostatistics assistant professor Feifei Xiao wins grant to examine lung cancer at the genetic level

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $426K to Feifei Xiao to examine the links (e.g., disease risk and mechanisms) between copy number variation and lung cancer.

I Am Public Health: Xizhi Luo

Biostatistics student pursues Ph.D. to advance the fields of cancer genomics (i.e., the genetic basis for cancer development) and clinical trial design for research that examines the impact of drugs/treatment.


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