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TecHealth

The Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth) is a South Carolina SmartState Center focused on research to develop and evaluate health promotion programs which encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease by incorporating technology. 

New and emerging technologies hold great promise for creating novel intervention approaches, as well as enhancing existing interventions with the addition of technological elements. Technology affords the ability to expand geographic reach of evidence-based interventions and to access underserved populations with programs which promote healthier lifestyles. The TecHealth research portfolio includes projects that address these domains, as well as efforts to explore how technology can be used to improve the assessment of lifestyle behaviors. TecHealth is also focused on training of the next generation of scholars who seek to promote healthy lifestyles through the use of technology.

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Now Recruiting! Phone-based Walk with Ease Program

The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and the TecHealth Center are looking for adults diagnosed with arthritis to participate in a research study to test out a new phone-based Walk with Ease Program. Participants will be asked to take part in 6 weeks of telephone calls to learn how to build walking into your life. Participants will also be asked to complete 4 visits over 12 months – they will include physical tests, completing surveys and wearing a small physical activity monitor for 7 days. You can earn up to $140 for completing the visits. If you’re interested or want more details, please call a research study team member today at 803-576-7836 or visit our website https://uofscwalkingstudy.com

Christine Pellegrini

Christine Pellegrini receives 2022 Breakthrough Star Award

TecHealth Assistant Professor Christine Pellegrini has been named a 2022 Breakthrough Star, one of just 13 such honors awarded to early-career faculty members by the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research. Congratulations, Christine!

Christine Pellegrini

Christine Pellegrini awarded $1.2 million from CDC

TecHealth Assistant Professor Christine Pellegrini has been awarded $1.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test a phone-based walking program to improve arthritis.

Jason Yang

TecHealth members receive awards from the Office for the Study of Aging and Arnold Institute on Aging

TecHealth faculty member Chih-Hsiang “Jason” Yang received the inaugural Research Fellowship award from the Office for the Study of Aging, and TecHealth student Katherine DeVivo received the 2020 Graduate Scholar in Aging Award from Arnold Institute on Aging.  Congratulations, Jason and Katherine!

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Congratulations to Katherine DeVivo, Graduate Student in TecHealth!!  

Katherine DeVivo is a graduate student in TecHealth, working with Dr. Christine Pellegrini. She graduated in May 2020 with a Masters in Public Health in Physical Activity and Public Health and received the Outstanding MPH Student Achievement Award.  Katherine will be continuing her studies in the Exercise Science Doctoral Program in Fall 2020. Congratulations Katherine!!

 


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