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Doctoral Candidate Nkechi Okpara awarded scholarship to support professional development and nutrition research

Nkechi Okpara, a fourth-year doctoral Candidate in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, has been selected to receive the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship.

Arnold School researchers enlisted in nationwide effort to tackle long COVID

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded more than $400K to health services policy and management assistant professor Chen Liang as part of the Long COVID Computational Challenge.

Epidemiology student wins award for international public health entomology work

Lídia Gual Gonzalez, a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. in Epidemiology program, has been selected to receive the John Henry Comstock Award from the Entomological Society of America's International Branch.

Public Health and Nursing unite to fast-track faculty diversity using $13 million grant

Thanks to a $13.2 million grant from the NIH Common Fund, epidemiology professor Angela Liese and nursing professor Coretta Jenerette will collaborate to launch the FIRST program at UofSC.

New online Master of Public Health in Epidemiology program accepts applications for inaugural cohort

The new MPH program is not only online, it is 100 percent asynchronous to fit into the busy lives of participants. Students can enroll full-time or part-time, completing the program in as little as two years.

COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted health behaviors, anxiety in university settings

The study, which was published in the Journal of American College Health, found that negative impacts on physical activity, sedentary time and anxiety persisted for this population for at least a year into the pandemic.

Behavioral intervention helps women reduce weight retention when offered during pregnancy and postpartum

Researchers have shown that their theory-based lifestyle intervention is effective in helping women with elevated weight reduce the amount of gestational weight gain they retain after birth.

Staff Spotlight: Destine Rivers

As the business manager for the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS), Destine Rivers puts her accounting degree to good use. In 2020, she joined ENHS as the business manager not only for the department but also for two major centers.

Study finds reduction in emergency room visits for non-urgent conditions after Medicaid eligibility expansion

Researchers from the Department of Health Services Policy and Management have examined whether Medicaid eligibility expansion is associated with changes in emergency department visits based on medical urgency.

I Am Public Health: Courtney Meyer

Athletic trainer joins No. 1 program in the nation (Ph.D. in Exercise Science) to improve assessment and treatment of medical emergencies involving the head, neck and spine of youth and adolescent athletes, which are often underserved.

Professional and personal experiences inspire behavioral therapist to become speech-language pathologist

Erin Langhorne is interested in continuing to work with people on the autism spectrum, but her master's program also sparked an interest in the medical side of speech-language pathology - particularly aphasia.

Researchers overcome lack of data, develop method for estimating childhood stunting, overweight trends

Edward Frongillo and Alexander McLain have partnered with scientists from UNICEF and the World Health Organization to develop a method for estimating childhood stunting and oversight trends in the European region.


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