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Alumnus Takeo Ichiyanagi applies UofSC lessons to role as head athletic trainer for Japan's Men's National Basketball team

Originally from Japan, Takeo Ichiyanagi moved to the U.S. after high school. He ended up staying for 15 years, amassing the knowledge and skills that would eventually land him the position of head athletic trainer for Japan's Men's National Basketball team.

Growing expertise in infectious diseases engages students in epidemiology and biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is growing its expertise in infectious disease epidemiology. The School's efforts to increase its contributions to this perpetually relevant field are reflected by the recruitment of new faculty.

SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality successfully preps postdocs for careers in academia

Four years in, the SC SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality continues to raise the bar on its various training efforts for students. Since 2015, eight postdoctoral fellows have become faculty members at academic institutions in South Carolina and beyond.

August graduate leverages distance education degree program to optimize work-family balance

Several years out from her 2011 graduation from UofSC with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Jennifer Gardner had already gained experience in the public health field through roles such as supporting the Women, Infants and Children program at SC DHEC.

Exercise science assistant professor Bridget Armstrong looks for unique behavioral patterns to help address childhood obesity

Armstrong joined the Department of EXSC as an assistant professor, where she will continue her research into how heath behaviors unfold over time in increments that range from minute-to-minute/hour-to-hour to days, weeks or even years.

Master of public health alumna gives back to UofSC for six years before returning to graduate school

Jacqueline Knight Knight Wilt was already halfway to a career in public health when she was undergrad at James Madison University - she just didn't know it yet. Knight Wilt was majoring in psychology when she first encountered the field.

Communication sciences and disorders student wins second national award from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Pamela Dominguez has had the unique opportunity of attaining an array of clinical experiences as a high school and community college student. As a nursing assistant, she learned about the field of speech-language pathology and knew she found her passion.

I Am Public Health: Jessica Kuchta

Mental health professional returns to school to shift her focus from the mind to the body as a physical therapist in the Department of Exercise Science's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Department of Health Services Policy and Management welcomes assistant professor Nabil Natafgi

Nabil Natafgi first learned about public health through an introductory course offered at the American University of Beirut in his native Lebanon. The class opened his eyes to the plethora of opportunities for improving the health of others.

Center for Healthcare Quality researchers publish three special issues focused on resilience among HIV populations

The Arnold School has a long history of conducting research to help improve physical and mental health outcomes for vulnerable populations. The HIV epidemic, for example, is addressed by scientists from a variety of angles and perspectives.

Athletic training researchers investigate heat-related health effects on university marching band musicians

Researchers at the Arnold School and the University of Kansas have completed the first phase of a study examining the health effects of practicing or performing in high environmental temperatures among university marching band musicians.

Prevention Research Center awarded CDC funding to re-up for another five years

The CDC has announced recipients of the 2019-2024 funding cycle for the Prevention Research Center network. UofSC was among the 25 academic institutions to receive the grants to conduct applied public health prevention research.


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