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Rural areas come out on top for quality of inpatient psychiatric care

Amidst numerous headlines and reports that rural health care is unequal to urban in nearly every way, recent research revealed that the quality of inpatient psychiatric care is better in most rural settings.

Alumnus' donation of blood gives new life to USC Board of Trustees member

USC's Megan Sexton tells the story of how Arnold School alumnus Alex Medina (M.S. in Advanced Athletic Training, 2015) saved the life of fellow Gamecock and Board of Trustees Member J. Egerton Burroughs through a blood cell transplant.

Toni Torres-McGehee named president-elect for Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

The director of athletic training programs and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion has been chosen to lead the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education's Board of Commissioners as president-elect and then president.

Chen Liang named Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association

The most elite of AMIA members are designated as fellows in recognition of their expertise in evidence-based informatic practice and their engagement as life-long learners who continuously apply informatics to improve health and health care.

SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring for individual buildings offers insights beyond community-level sampling

Over the past two years, the team discovered that building-level surveillance provides additional useful information, including the emergence of variants and the presence of viral transmission hotspots.

Study reveals quality of life declines due to COVID--related social isolation among older adults

Researchers from the Aging Brain Cohort (ABC) Study have published findings from a study examining the effects of social isolation among older adults during SC's month-long stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders in 2020.

Bestselling author Beth Macy to discuss overdose crisis on National Rural Health Day

An award-winning journalist and Harvard Nieman Fellow, Macy will discuss the overdose crisis as chronicled in her most recent book, RAISING LAZARUS - a follow-up to her 2018 bestseller and Hulu series DOPESICK.

Staff Spotlight: Charlotte Stalvey

A key member of the Office of Research since 2013, her role grew even bigger when she was named Director last month. Over the past nine years, she has made her mark not only on the Arnold School but on the broader university as well.

Women researchers at USC embody goals of Title IX in their educational journeys and research careers

The Office for the Vice President of Research features epidemiology assistant professor Melissa Nolan, chronicling the journey of the first-generation college graduate, what she loves about the environment at the Arnold School and how she's paying it forward.

Health behaviors of children negatively impacted when learning virtually during pandemic

Researchers have completed a study comparing the health behaviors of children learning virtually vs in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding worsening trends in physical activity, screen time and sleep among children learning from home.

I Am Public Health: Lesley Leake

Master of public health alumna and CARE research associate Lesley Leake is pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences degree to marry her interests in the environment and public health.

Cancer experts issue urgent calls for action against e-cigarettes

Anthony Alberg has led a group of experts in the publication of a statement on electronic nicotine delivery systems for both the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.


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