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Front row, from left, Claflin President Henry Tisdale and South Carolina President Harris Pastides; second row, from left, Greg Hand, associate dean, Arnold School; Thomas Chandler, interim dean, Arnold School; Verlie Tisdale, dean of School of Natural Sc
Front row, from left, Claflin President Henry Tisdale and South Carolina President Harris Pastides; second row, from left, Greg Hand, associate dean, Arnold School; Thomas Chandler, interim dean, Arnold School; Verlie Tisdale, dean of School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Claflin; and Saundra Glover, director of the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities

Continued: 4+1 Program

Once they are accepted into the university’s Graduate School, they will enter the MPH program in general public health.

Tisdale said the timing for this program has never been greater.

“We must have sufficient resources and expertise not only now but in the future,” Tisdale said. “We believe that the 4+1 Program is a tremendous step in that direction.”

The University of South Carolina and Claflin University have strong connections in education, research and outreach. They are partners on a $7.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to eliminate health disparities in HIV/AIDS and cancer in the Palmetto State. The grant also funds undergraduate research with scientists at both institutions.

The Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Arnold School includes Claflin as a partner. A $17.3-million grant from NIH, which bolsters biomedical research and expands educational opportunities for undergraduates, connects the University of South Carolina and Claflin with five other colleges and universities around the state.

“Today is just the beginning of a very successful journey,” Tisdale said.

By Office of Media Relations

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