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Four Arnold School doctoral students win 2022 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards

Dipro Bose, Kyndall Dye-Braumuller, Allison Lewis and Tianyue Mi claimed four of these prestigious honors, which are given to students based on their classroom excellence, research/scholarship contributions and potential for future success.

Arnold School alumnus Graham Adams awarded Order of the Palmetto

Graham Adams, a 2000 graduate of the MPH and Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management programs and CEO for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, has been recognized with the state's highest civilian honor.

Christine Pellegrini named Breakthrough Star by Office of the Vice President for Research

Exercise science assistant professor Christine Pellegrini is one of just 13 early-career faculty members across the university to receive the 2022 Breakthrough Star Award from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research.

Three Arnold School researchers win 2022 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards

Arnold School professors Michael Beets (Exercise Science), Sara Wilcox (Exercise Science) and Jiajia Zhang (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) have claimed three of just five spots awarded by the Office of the Vice President for Research to the most elite researchers across the university.

NIH funds new study on using resilience approaches to combat HIV stigma

Researchers at the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality will use a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to determine whether a resilience-based approach can mitigate the negative effects of HIV-related stigma.

Staff Spotlight: Sandy Besley

Besley has been a helper throughout her entire 26-year career - all of which has taken place within the UofSC system. She began her tenure at the Aiken campus, where she had earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies, as a fiscal technician.

2022 Breakthrough Award honorees represent the best in UofSC research

Arnold School faculty and students have been honored with eight of the 2022 Breakthrough Research Awards! Bestowed by the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research, these awards are designed to celebrate excellent researchers at every career level.

Recent alumnus kicks off five-year plan as Rotary Global Scholar followed by return to UofSC to study medicine

Dawson graduated in May of 2021 with the UofSC Outstanding Senior Award in hand and a $50,000 Rotary Ambassadorial Global Grant to earn a Master of Public Health at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Arnold School paper included in top 10 list of 2021 COVID-19 research

NEJM Journal Watch has included a paper led by Xueying Yang and Xiaoming Li in their top 10 list of 2021 COVID-19 research stories. The researchers found that certain groups of people living with HIV have worse COVID-19 outcomes.

Arnold School further bolsters childhood obesity prevention efforts by welcoming Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams has joined the Arnold School as an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and a faculty affiliate with the Research Center for Child Well-Being.

I Am Public Health: Katie Lynn

Epidemiology doctoral student gains expertise in neglected tropical illnesses, particularly Chagas disease and arbovirus, and pitches in on COVID-19 response/prevention efforts as an infectious disease researcher.

Columbia resident earns public health degree to improve health, wellbeing of local communities

Alex Taylor plans to earn a grant writing certification and complete dual master's degrees in public health and urban planning. Long term, she hopes to become a social entrepreneur, helping underserved communities achieve health and wellness.


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