University of South Carolina scientist
tapped by Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Nyland, a faculty member in the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine, is among 10 U.S. scientists named a Science Communication Fellow by Environmental Health Sciences (EHS).
As a fellow, Nyland, an assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology who studies the relationship between environmental toxicants and autoimmune disease, will spend the next year honing her communication skills and learning effective ways to communicate research findings to journalists and general audiences.
The EHS Fellows Program was established in 2007 to advance the understanding of the link between the environment and human health. The EHS publishes Environmental Health News (www.environmentalhealthnews.org) and The Daily Climate www.dailyclimage.org).
USC health director named president
of Southern College Health Association
Dr. Deborah Beck, executive director of the University of South Carolina’s Thomson Student Health Center, will become president of the Southern College Health Association in March. Beck will be installed at the SCHA’s annual conference, which will be held in Columbia March 10 – 13. Details about the SCHA are available online at www.southernscha.org.