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Nearly two decades after its inception, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center gets new name and new leadership

Nearly two decades after its inception, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center gets new name and new leadership

This fall, the Center has been relaunched under the direction of epidemiology and biostatistics associate professor Jan Eberth and has been renamed the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

Suzanne Adlof launching two NIH R01 grant projects to learn more about children with developmental language disorder and dyslexia

Suzanne Adlof launching two NIH R01 grant projects to learn more about children with developmental language disorder and dyslexia

The grants will support longitudinal projects (one focusing on children in grades K-2 and the other focusing on children in grades 2-4) examining how children with developmental language disorder learn new words and how that relates to their reading abilities.

Monique J. Brown-Smith joins epidemiology and biostatistics department, bringing expertise in HIV intervention and prevention

Monique J. Brown-Smith joins epidemiology and biostatistics department, bringing expertise in HIV intervention and prevention

A faculty member of the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, Brown-Smith's research interests focus on HIV intervention and prevention; childhood trauma; social, behavioral and mental health; and aging--as both separate and intersecting areas of study.

Environmental health sciences' Shuo Xiao to study ovarian function with National Science Foundation grant

Environmental health sciences' Shuo Xiao to study ovarian function with National Science Foundation grant

Working in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Charleston, South Carolina, Xiao will use the funding to support a project examining the impact of marine contaminants on ovarian function of bottlenose dolphins.

HSPM's Melanie Cozad and team win two awards for her work on patient decision-making at Greenville Health System Research Showcase

HSPM's Melanie Cozad and team win two awards for her work on patient decision-making at Greenville Health System Research Showcase

Earlier this year, Cozad and her research team won two poster awards connected to their research on patient decision-making, which is funded by a grant Cozad received from Pfizer in 2017.

August graduate lands postdoctoral fellowship to continue researching LGBT health disparities

August graduate lands postdoctoral fellowship to continue researching LGBT health disparities

After her August graduation, Sarah Piperato moved to Philadelphia to begin a postdoctoral research fellowship at Temple University. Long term, she plans to pursue a tenure-track faculty member position at a large university and continue her research on LGBT health disparities.

Alan Decho awarded NASA grant to study microbial mats in extreme environments

Alan Decho awarded NASA grant to study microbial mats in extreme environments

ENHS professor Alan Decho and a team of researchers have been awarded a $400k grant from NASA's Astrobiology: Exobiology Program to study cooperation and adaptability in microbial mats in extreme environments using quorum sensing.

August Ph.D. in health promotion, education, and behavior graduate to improve health for women in Costa Rica

August Ph.D. in health promotion, education, and behavior graduate to improve health for women in Costa Rica

With interests in human behavior, education and health promotion interventions, Martínez-Jaikel has more than a decade of experience implementing health life style programs for low-income women in Costa Rica.

Department of communication sciences and disorders and USC Speech and Hearing Research Center prep for move to Close-Hipp building

Department of communication sciences and disorders and USC Speech and Hearing Research Center prep for move to Close-Hipp building

As of June, 2019, the COMD department will have a new forever home at the Close-Hipp building on the UofSC campus. With this move, the Center will be renamed the Montgomery Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic.

I Am Public Health: Gelareh Rahimi

I Am Public Health: Gelareh Rahimi

Doctoral candidate pursues career in biostatistics with focus on correcting for response bias in survey data.

Clinical trial led by University of South Carolina researchers finds electrical stimulation can improve speech production among stroke survivors by 70 percent

Clinical trial led by University of South Carolina researchers finds electrical stimulation can improve speech production among stroke survivors by 70 percent

The study, which was the first large randomized controlled trial to examine the effect of tDCS on aphasia, was led by communication sciences and disorders professor Julius Fridriksson.

Southern Regional Education Board selects Akeen Hamilton to join State Doctoral Scholars Program

Southern Regional Education Board selects Akeen Hamilton to join State Doctoral Scholars Program

As a recipient of this prestigious award, Hamilton will receive a living stipend, all expenses paid to attend the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, access to professional development funding, and participation in the SREB's online scholar directory.

 

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