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Medical student, Courtney Vandermeersch, awaits residency match with eye toward rural impact

As Courtney Vandermeersch approaches the finish line on her medial degree, she will be the first to graduate the School of Medcine Columbia as a recipient of the Rural Practice Loan Forgiveness program.

Qian Huang, PhD-Candidate, selected as a 2021 ESIP Community Fellow

The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare congratulates Qian Huang, PhD-Candidate in the Department of Geography and outstanding GIS graduate assistant in the Center, for being selected as a 2021 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Community Fellow.

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare announces funded projects to engage libraries in community healthcare

The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare announces awards to five projects centered in rural library systems across South Carolina to increase access to high value, quality healthcare.

The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare in collaboration with the SC Office of Rural Health awarded 15 rural health clinics and practices with micro-grants

The micro-grant program exists to support rural providers in addressing unique problems and increase capacity of practices to continue providing excellent care to rural patients.

Jessica Purser, PhD-Candidate, presents at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference

 Jessica Purser, graduate assitant in the SC CRPH, traveled to Atlanta, GA this May to present poster titled, Provider Distance and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Teen Pregnancies in South Carolina [pdf], at the NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference.

Kevin Bennett, PhD, elected as the Chair of the National Rural Health Association Research & Education Constituency Group

Kevin Bennett, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Director of Research of the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Care, was elected to serve a three-year term as the Chair of the Research & Education Constituency Group. 


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