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August graduate leaves mark on program by co-founding cultural, diversity group for physical therapy students

Emma Mitsui discovered public health when she took some courses as an undergraduate student. She became interested in the intersection of health and social justice and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Canadian completes master's degree in speech-language pathology through distance education

When Rebecca Harper decided to earn a master's degree, she looked for outstanding programs that offered distance education options so she could continue serving as a speech-language pathology assistant for a district school board.

August graduate joins Harvard Medical School as postdoctoral fellow in global health and infectious disease epidemiology

Chengbo Zeng graduates with 27 peer-reviewed publications and 31 presentations. He received two of his department's highest honors: the Christopher Peter Aluah Outstanding Doctoral Student Award and the Olga I. Ogoussan Doctoral Research Award.

Ancient herbal medicine may offer relief to veterans with Gulf War Illness

The Environmental Health & Disease Laboratory has completed a study that shows promise for andrographolide, a popular herbal medicine in Southeast Asia, as a treatment of Gulf War Illness by restoring gut microbiomes and viromes.

August grad to work at specialized feeding and speech clinic in Midlands

Blythe Vickery has two main lessons to share from her time at the Arnold School: be inquisitive and keep an open mind. The master's student graduates in August, but the Arnold School became her home during her junior year as an undergrad.

Arnold School reaches new level of research support

UofSC highlights the work of Arnold School researchers, whose efforts have resulted in a new funding record for the 2020-2021 fiscal year: $43.5 million surpassing the 2018-2019 record of $38.3 million.

Older adults comply with COVID-19 risk mitigation behaviors, but urban-rural disparities persist

Researchers at the Rural and Minority Health Research Center found high levels of compliance with risk mitigation behaviors among all older adults; however, rural residents were less likely to adhere to these recommendations.

The coronavirus meets big data

Xiaoming Li and Bankole Olatosi, co-directors of the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center, are acquiring de-identified electronic health records for all COVID-19 patients in South Carolina to develop a statewide data-driven system to respond to the pandemic.

Breakthrough Star: Elizabeth Crouch

UofSC features 2021 Breakthrough Star Elizabeth Crouch, assistant professor of health services policy and management and deputy director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

Breakthrough Leader: Xiaoming Li

UofSC features HPEB professor and Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award winner Xiaoming Li. The internationally renowned AIDS/HIV expert is also the director for the Center for Healthcare Quality and the Big Data Health Science Center.

Christina Andrews wins second National Institutes of Health grant to examine Medicaid programs for substance abuse treatment

On the heels of receiving a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to examine the treatment of alcohol use disorder for Medicaid recipients, Christina Andrews has been awarded another R01 grant.

Five Arnold School students selected to join Grace Jordan McFadden Professor Program

Graduate students James White, Kenya Moore, Brittany Crawford, Prince Addo, and Shanikque Blackwell have all been admitted into the prestigious program designed for underrepresented minority graduate students at UofSC.


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