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Arnold School of Public Health

SC-HBRN Collaborating Center

South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network (SC-HBRN) Collaborating Center



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014-2019


Daniela B. Friedman, MSc, PhD



Rebecca H. Hunter, MEd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UofSC was selected to serve in the role of Collaborating Center in the CDC Prevention Research Centers’ (PRC) Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN). The SC-HBRN has three specific aims: (1) establish a research agenda concerning cognitive health and healthy aging, (2) advance research in the areas of cognitive health and healthy aging, and (3) support fellowship training of students. We share the funder’s goal of advancing the public health and aging agenda by making a major contribution to CDC’s Healthy Brain Research and working with other HBRN Centers and public health partners to increase their capacity to implement actions in The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018. The work of the SC-HBRN is aligned with the Healthy People 2020 topic area, “Dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease,” The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, and The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018.

To learn more about the SC-HBRN, please contact Dr. Daniela Friedman at:

SC-HBRN Scholars Program

The SC-HBRN is currently recruiting graduate students for its scholars program. A two year commitment is required. 20-hour per week and 10-hour per week positions are available for students. The overall goal of the scholars program is to prepare students for leadership in cognitive health and aging research, research translation, and dissemination. Learn more here [pdf].

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