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Communication sciences and disorders welcomes intellectual disability expert Liz Will

Will has expertise in cognitive processes and executive function profiles in children with genetic conditions associated with intellectual disability. Birth to five years is the primary age period of interest to her work.

Athletic training graduate to work with professional, pre-professional athletes

After graduating in May, Professional Athletic Training Student Above and Beyond Award winner Kimberly Nardi will begin working with professional and collegiate athletes at a performance-based sports complex in Georgia.

Does a USC-designed wearable device accurately measure daily activity and sleep for children? A new series of studies will tell

Exercise science assistant professor Bridget Armstrong has been awarded $3.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of PATCH, a wearable device designed to measure children's routine activities.

Student body president turned OB-GYN brings public health mindset to patient care

USC features public health alumnus and former USC student body president Ross Lordo, who chose to become an OB-GYN so he could help all patients, no matter their background, at a point when they are most vulnerable.

Staff Spotlight: Kathia Valverde

As a training specialist with the Center for Community Health Alignment, Kathia Valverde provides 80 hours of core competency training for students to achieve community health worker certification with several specialty tracks.

Remedies for diet-related diseases expand when Food is Medicine

USC features the work of Food is Medicine researchers, who are developing a map to better identify areas where people disproportionately experience a lack of access to food.

Stella Self to develop new ways to monitor spread of vector-borne diseases

With $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health, Self will collaborate with colleagues from multiple institutions on a project that, over time, will save many more millions in the cost of surveillance efforts to track vector-borne diseases.

I Am Public Health: Victoria Adebiyi

Victoria Adebiyi has big goals. The Ph.D. in Health Promotion Education and Behavior candidate plans to improve maternal and child nutrition and health in low- and middle-income countries after her 2025 graduation - continuing the path she began a decade ago in Nigeria.

Jihong Liu to help Prisma extend Healthy Start Program to Upstate

When Prisma Health decided to expand their Midlands Healthy Start program, they turned to maternal and child health expert and epidemiology professor Jihong Liu, who has already led evaluations into the program's effectiveness.

Gift from LivJoy Foundation funds postdoctoral fellowship to study females with fragile X syndrome

As parents of two daughters with fragile X syndrome, Brian and Rachel Clouse are committed to helping girls and families like theirs by supporting programs and research dedicated to females with this condition through their nonprofit organization.

A new understanding of how the fragile X premutation affects women

USC features the work of communications sciences and disorders associate professor Jessica Klusek, who researches fragile X syndrome and the FMR1 premutation that causes it.

Glenn Weaver investigates when and why children gain weight during school breaks

Funded with $3.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, the exercise science associate professor will be looking for patterns of weight gains and BMI increases based on behavioral, social, environmental and biological factors.


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