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2nd generation Gamecock Amelia Wilks finds her 'thing' at UofSC

UofSC features Amelia Wilks, a second generation Gamecock graduating with a public health degree in August. The former intern for Congressman James Clyburn has already landed a job at CityBright LLC, a political consulting firm.

Study aims to understand effects of COVID-19 on the brain, cognition and language processing

The Aging Brain Cohort (ABC), one of eight high-impact projects established by UofSC's Excellence Initiative in 2019, has launched a study to learn more about the negative cognitive and neurological effects of COVID-19.

Doctoral graduate applies academic lessons daily as grants manager for SC DHEC

For the past year, Tramaine McMullen has worked at SC DHEC as a program evaluator. More recently, she took on the role of opioids grants manager for the Midlands Public Health Region.

COMD Chair Jean Neils-Strunjas elected Fellow of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Jean Neils-Strunjas, who recently joined the Arnold School's COMD department as professor and chair, has been has been awarded the Fellowship of the Association by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Whitney Zahnd awarded American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

Whitney Zahnd, a research assistant professor with the Rural and Minority Health Research Center is one of four researchers to receive one of these grants distributed by the SmartState Center for Medication Safety and Efficacy.

Graduate Scholar in Aging Opportunity: Arnold School announces 2020 Graduate Scholar in Aging Research Awards Program

Through the generous support of Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold, the Arnold School of Public Health is committed to developing future leaders in aging research. This award program recognizes up to two outstanding graduate students.

I Am Public Health: Selena Ready DeConti

Pharmacist enhances career with U.S. Public Health Services by learning holistic approaches to public health as a student in the Online Master of Public health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Professional Program.

Master of Speech Pathology graduate pursues career working with children to help them thrive

During her program, Erin Van Meter learned more about swallowing difficulties and feeding disorders among pediatric populations and discovered an interest in the diagnostic process.

Daniela Friedman guest edits special issue on communication and aging for Journal of Women & Aging

The Journal of Women and Aging, a journal on which HPEB professor Daniela Friedman serves as an associate editor, has published a special issue: Communication and Aging: Challenges and Opportunities for Older Women.

Peace Corps alum graduates with Master of Public Health and continues with Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Emily Loud has refined her focus to tobacco control and smoking cessation -- working alongside Jim Thrasher on several of his federally funded projects related to health warning labels on cigarette packs and reduced nicotine cigarette messaging.

Research links adverse pregnancy outcomes, menopausal symptoms to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Exercise science assistant professor Abbi Lane-Cordova has published research linking certain adverse pregnancy outcomes, menopause symptoms, and estimated risk for heart disease or stroke in the next 10 years.

Inaugural South Carolina SNAP-Ed impact report highlights program's state-wide reach

The South Carolina State SNAP-Ed Program has published its first-ever annual impact report, sharing the ways that the federal (USDA funding/oversight) nutrition assistance program provides support to communities throughout the state.


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