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Researchers paint picture of COVID-19 severity, outcomes in South Carolina

The first statewide population-based study of COVID-19 symptoms and clinical outcomes has found disparities across different groups, particularly by race/ethnicity and geographic location (rural vs urban).

Athletic training graduate kicks off career with the New York Jets

Following her May 2021 graduation, Victoria Simpson headed north to begin the first step in her career: a seasonal athletic training internship with the New York Jets where she also participates in the organization's community outreach efforts.

Staff Spotlight: Susan Cate, Director of Research Productivity Analysis

Her current role as Director of Productivity Analysis involves tracking and reporting on research productivity indicators. This includes keeping up with sponsored award funding, proposal submission and peer-reviewed publications.

Runaway algae growth causes neurological problems for those with liver disease

Researchers from the Center for Oceans and Human Health on Climate Change Interactions have combined their collective expertise in environmental health sciences to reveal additional health concerns posed by the overgrowth of harmful algae blooms.

I Am Public Health: Akeen Hamilton

Doctoral candidate earns degree from the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior to pursue career designing and implementing HIV prevention methods for Black males.

Researchers win NIH grant to study viral suppression using big data approach

Bankole Olatosi, assistant professor of health services policy and management, and Jiajia Zhang, professor of biostatistics, have been awarded more than $3.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Big Data Health Science Center wins grant to assess impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on maternal health disparities

Professors Xiaoming Li and Jihong Liu will lead an NIH-funded study to better understand severe maternal morbidity/mortality with a focus on the combined effects of pre-existing disparities and disproportionate rates of COVID-19.

UofSC Prevention Research Center wins grant to test phone-based walking program to improve arthritis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded $1.2 million to Christine Pellegrini and Sara Wilcox at the UofSC Prevention Research Center to lead a three-year special interest project to improve arthritis through a phone-based walking program.

Cancer treatment has improved but access to services remains unequal, study finds

A Rural and Minority Health Research Center study on hospital-based cancer treatment services over an nine-year period found disparities between rural and urban access to cancer treatment.

Epidemiologist Jingkai Wei boosts Arnold School expertise in cardiovascular disease, cognitive aging as assistant professor

This fall, Wei brought his expertise in lifestyle, psychosocial, and vascular risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and dementia to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as an assistant professor.

Children's health-related behaviors negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers from the Department of Exercise Science have published new research on impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's health-related behaviors (e.g., physical activity, diet, screen time, sedentary behavior, sleep).

UofSC Big Data Health Science Center wins NIH award to launch big data fellowship program

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded $1.75 million to the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center to train junior faculty to conduct infectious disease research using vast amounts of data.


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