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Working to solve food insecurity

The College of Social Work features Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior research associates and social work alumni Carrie Draper and Ashley Page for their efforts to combat food insecurity.

COMD assistant professor Jessica Klusek wins NIH award to study age-related language abilities in FMR1 premutation carrier mothers

Jessica Klusek (COMD) has been awarded $149K from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. She will use the grant to examine aging language trajectories for female carriers of the FMR1 premutation.

Doctoral candidate racks up awards on her path to improving chronic disease outcomes, reducing health disparities

Growing up in Nigeria, Omonefe "Nefe" Omofuma studied pharmacy. It was during her internship at a federal teaching hospital that she observed the complexities and peculiarities that influenced survival outcomes for patients battling cancer.

Communication sciences and disorders department cuts ribbon on new space, renames outpatient clinic

After decades of moving between buildings on and off campus, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders finally has a forever home at the Close-Hipp Building. Members and friends of the department celebrated the completion of the newly renovated space.

Beating the odds. Alumna defies traumatic brain injury prognosis to pursue career combining health and law

Doctors told Jasmine Norris that she would never be able to complete a higher education degree due to traumatic brain injuries, but she proved them wrong. The Arnold School alumna not only completed a bachelor's in public health, she's on track to graduate with her law degree.

Russell Pate leads development of report on implementing strategies to enhance public health surveillance of physical activity in U.S.

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened a committee of experts led by Russell Pate to develop strategies to help implement actions to improve national physical activity surveillance.

Xiaoming Li named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science has selected Xiaoming Li, director and Endowed Chair of the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality and professor in the Department of the Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, as a Fellow.

HPEB Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Mandelbaum receives Dean's Award for Excellence in Leadership

Based on nominations from graduate directors across the university, this award honors graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership on campus, in their academic disciplines, or in the community.

I Am Public Health: Sydney Bassard

August communication sciences and disorders graduate pursues speech-language pathology career specializing in children with hearing loss and introducing underrepresented populations to the field.

Ashley White wins South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health Outstanding Student Abstract Award

Ashley White, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, won the Outstanding Student Abstract Award from SCPHA. She is the seventh consecutive Arnold School student to receive this honor.

Arnold School of Public Health researchers awarded $1.8 million across 3 projects from The Duke Endowment

Members of the Arnold School's Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) as well as the new Arnold School of Public Health Community Health Worker Institute will lead three new projects with funding from The Duke Endowment.

Call for Abstracts!

The Arnold Institute on Aging will host the 2019 Childhood Obesity Lecture on September 19 with a keynote from Deanna Hoelscher. Submit your poster abstracts through August 19 to exchange ideas related to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and associated behaviors.


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