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Discover USC

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research


The Office of the Vice President for Research welcomes media coverage of Discover USC. We coordinate with the central University of South Carolina Office of Communications and Public Affairs to field media inquiries and arrange for members of the media to attend the event.

Media contacts

For media inquiries, contact Jeff Stensland at or 803-777-3686.

For additional details from the Office of the Vice President for Research, contact Elizabeth Renedo at or 803-777-4001.


Discover USC 2018 Keynote Speaker

Discover USC 2018 keynote speker, Dr. Caroline Potter, a Palmetto State native, completed her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering, with a minor in dance, at the South Carolina Honors College in Columbia in 1999. After graduation, Caroline Parler, as she was known at the time, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship, and traveled to the University of Oxford, where her journey of discovery continued.

Dr. Potter completed her MPhil and DPhil in what was at the time a brand new program of study at Oxford, medical anthropology. She has been performing qualitative and quantitative research in the area of health care at Oxford ever since. Her work has led her to explore people’s experiences of health and illness first with the multidisciplinary Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity. Dr. Potter is currently an Oxford Research Officer conducting qualitative research with patients of England’s National Health Service in preparation for undertaking larger-scale survey work within Oxford's Health Services Research Unit.

Read more about Dr. Caroline Potter.

Discover USC, Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research