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Staff Spotlight: Samantha Hansford

The Graduate Student Services Coordinator has been at the Arnold School for two years, but she has been passionate about higher education since getting her start in admissions and student affairs at South University.

USC Research Institutes are now live on

The USC Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the website launches for five new research institutes, including the Institute for Infectious Disease Translational Research led by epidemiology associate professor Melissa Nolan.

Recent graduate continues HIV care research as T32 postdoctoral scholar

Ph.D. in HSPM graduate Valerie Yelverton has secured a T32 award to support her work as a postdoctoral scholar at Duke University School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases with the Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS.

Gamecock Football intern plans career in sports nutrition

Sarah Rzepka has spent hundreds of hours assisting in hydration testing, post-practice recovery fueling, and daily meals for three fall camps, three seasons, two summer workout periods, and two bowl games.

I Am Public Health: Nasim Saba Nishat

Ph.D. in Biostatistics student Nasim Saba Nishat is determined to address health disparities by using data to help clinicians find the optimal treatment dosages for patients to ensure safer and more effective health care.

Nicole Hair to study link between childhood measles exposure and later-life cognition

Health services policy and management assistant professor Nicole Hair will lead a study to examine the cognitive function of older adults who were exposed to measles during childhood. The two projects are funded by the National Institute on Aging.

2023 DEI Awards announced 

The Arnold School is pleased to announce the 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards, which are designed to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to advancing DEI.

Undergraduate students win Tulane Health Policy Case Competition

Public health students Anusha Ghosh and Muskaan Makkar and finance major Hima Vadlamani are the 2023 winners of the nationwide Tulane Health Policy Case Competition, which invited solutions to New Orleans' homelessness crisis.

New study looks for contaminants in ash and soil from Maui fire

The National Science Foundation has awarded $200,000 to environmental health sciences professor Mohammed Baalousha to study the nanomaterials in the ash, soil and surface waters resulting from/impacted by the August fire in Maui, Hawaii.

Public health professor recognized as top national rural health researcher

USC features health services policy and management associate professor and Rural and Minority Health Research Center director Elizabeth Crouch.

A legend in life and beyond. Arnold School community remembers the life of Steven N. Blair

The unexpected passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Steven N. Blair last month has had a widespread impact on Arnold School faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. His career reached far beyond USC and spanned six decades.

A pound of cure

USC features the Prevention Research Center, which marked its 30th anniversary this year. The PRC partners with communities and churches to promote physical activity and healthy eating.


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