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Jan Eberth elected to American College of Epidemiology's board of directors

Jan Eberth elected to American College of Epidemiology's board of directors

During her three-year term, which began on September 23, Eberth, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, will help guide the organization's policies, priorities, and other activities.

COMD postdoctoral fellow Alexandra Basilakos appointed to ASHA Academic Affairs Board

COMD postdoctoral fellow Alexandra Basilakos appointed to ASHA Academic Affairs Board

During the three-year term, Basilakos will work with the Board's nine other members to identify and monitor critical issues, forecast needs and trends, develop resources, implement programs, and recommend actions that address academic preparation.

Krystal Werfel extends study on language and literacy acquisition among children with hearing loss with NIH R01 grant

Krystal Werfel extends study on language and literacy acquisition among children with hearing loss with NIH R01 grant

COMD assistant professor Krystal Werfel has been awarded nearly $3.3 million from the NIDCD to support the continuation of an existing project, Early Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Hearing Loss.

Alumna Paige Pierce pursues master's in health science research in the Netherlands

Alumna Paige Pierce pursues master's in health science research in the Netherlands

After researching graduate programs and discussing options with her Dutch best friend, she decided to pursue a master's in health science research at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

New COMD assistant professor William Matchin brings love of language to his life's work: understanding how we communicate

New COMD assistant professor William Matchin brings love of language to his life's work: understanding how we communicate

Matchin aims to help define this creative capacity among humans in greater scientific detail. Much of his research uses neuroimaging to examine how language is organized in the brain.

HPEB Ph.D. candidate Venice Haynes named first beneficiary of Butterfoss Community Research Endowment

HPEB Ph.D. candidate Venice Haynes named first beneficiary of Butterfoss Community Research Endowment

When Arnold School alumna Fran Butterfoss gifted $25,000 to the HPEB department to establish the Butterfoss Community Research Endowment in 2016, Venice Haynes was just the type of doctoral student she was aiming to support.

I Am Public Health: Shelby Butz

I Am Public Health: Shelby Butz

Environmental health sciences doctoral candidate and South Carolina SmartState Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk graduate research assistant Shelby Butz travels the world studying marine life to improve human and environmental health.

CENR director Jamie Lead builds nano collaborations with Chinese University

CENR director Jamie Lead builds nano collaborations with Chinese University

During the five-year, funded appointment as an adjunct professor with Shanxi Agricultural University, Lead will collaborate with other researchers, supervise students and help the university develop a 'nano' group dedicated to agricultural issues.

ENHS and CENR's Eric Vejerano and Jamie Lead win NSF grant to study engineered nanomaterials

ENHS and CENR's Eric Vejerano and Jamie Lead win NSF grant to study engineered nanomaterials

Assistant professor of environmental nanoscience Eric Vejerano (principal investigator) and professor of environmental nanoscience Jamie Lead (co-principal investigator) have been awarded a $380K, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.

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.

 

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