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I Am Public Health: Sophia Negaro

Doctoral student pursues Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management to advance mental health illness diagnosis, treatment and outcomes by combining interests in early symptom detection and intervention research.

Office for the Study of Aging releases 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Registry Annual Report

As the nation’s most comprehensive registry of its kind, the Alzheimer’s Disease Registry has maintained a record of diagnosed cases of ADRD in the state since 1988. Learn more with the latest report.

Researchers partner with patients to develop mobile app for enhanced physician-patient communication

Led by assistant professor Melanie Cozad, the team recently won its second Pfizer grant to collaborate with patients in improving physician-patient communication through the development of a patient-designed mobile app.

Angela Liese wins $1.25M grant to continue studying diabetes among youth, leveraging electronic medical records and novel mathematical tools

Liese will serve as principal investigator for the South Carolina-based component ($1.25 million) of the nationwide $15 million, five-year project assessing the burden of diabetes by type in children, adolescents and young adults known as DiCAYA.

American Heart Association elects Abbi Lane-Cordova as Fellow

Conferred by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, the Fellowship recognizes outstanding professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice/education and volunteer service.

Podcast features Julie Smithwick discussing health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health

Julie Smithwick, director of the Arnold School's Center for Community Health Alignment, explains strategies that healthcare organizations can use to build a more equitable healthcare system and address social determinants of health.

UofSC Faculty Garner More Than $279 Million in Research and Sponsored Awards Funding

Health science research funding totaled nearly $94 million from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, with Arnold School members leading numerous high-impact projects.

Health promotion, education, and behavior alumna lands assistant professor position at Harvard University

After winning a $1.1 million NIH Pathway to Independence Award, Stephanie Child researched social networks and cardiovascular disease at the University of California. Now she'll join Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as an assistant professor.

Donaldson Conserve wins emerging professional award and prestigious HIV fellowship

The 2020 Emerging Professional - Graduate Degree Award is from Conserve's alma mater, Pennsylvania State University. The fellowship is his selection into the HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholar Program.

Speech-language pathology student wins national award, pursues career in auditory verbal therapy

A Columbia native herself, Blythe Vickery is committed to increasing access to auditory verbal therapy in South Carolina and plans to pursue a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification after her 2021 graduation.

Public health seniors Jared Dawson and Emily Saathoff win Rotary Global Grants to pursue master of public health degrees abroad

Jared "JD" Dawson will complete an MPH at the University of Cape Town, studying disease prevention and treatment. Emily Saathoff will complete an MPH with a focus on child and maternal health at the University of Ghana.

Jan Eberth tapped to lead American College of Epidemiology

Jan Eberth, who is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, will serve as president-elect during the 2020-2021 year and then president from 2021-2022.


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