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Nursing professor combines treatment, prevention in breast cancer research

Owens Selected for Prestigious Emerging Leaders Program

Charles Matthews and Nitin Shivappa win 2020 Arnold School Alumni Awards

Jan Eberth named 2020 Outstanding Researcher of the Year by National Rural Health Association

Daniela Friedman guest edits special issue on communication and aging for Journal of Women & Aging

Jan Eberth tapped to lead American College of Epidemiology

Doctoral student Joshua Mercadel awarded National Cancer Institute Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Doctoral student completes epidemiology degree to improve health in Armenia

Charles Matthews and Nitin Shivappa win 2020 Arnold School Alumni Awards

COVID-19 impact: Cancer patients and their families

Jan Eberth leads study assessing geographic availability of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening

A team of researchers led by epidemiology and biostatistics associate professor Jan Eberth has completed a study, published in Preventing Chronic Diseases, that assessed the availability of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screenings in the United States. In conjunction, they examined lung cancer mortality rates across geographic regions as well as the spatial proximity of high-risk populations to screening centers.

Five Arnold School researchers named in Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers List

Clarivate Analytics (known as Reuters until 2016) has announced their 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List, which includes five Arnold School faculty members.

James Hébert invited to join National Institutes of Health Nutrition Research Thought Leader Panel for the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force

James Hébert, CPCP Director, has been invited to serve on the NIH Nutrition Research Thought Leader Panel, which is part of the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force.

CPCP Researcher Named as 2016 National Rural Health Association Rural Health Fellow

Dr. Eberth Named as one of the 2016 National Rural Health Association Rural Health Fellow

Inflammation negatively impacts telomere length, but the dietary inflammatory index can help

Using evidence about the effects of chronic inflammation on the human body, a research team at CPCP has developed the copyrighted dietary inflammatory index (DII), which ranks foods and macronutrients according to their inflammatory properties. The DII researchers have now drilled down even further to look at how diet and inflammation are tied to telomere length.

Outstanding early stage investigators awarded prestigious mentored research grants

Drs. Tisha Felder and Jan Eberth, early stage investigators with CPCP, were recently awarded major mentored research grants from the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society, respectively. Dr. Felder is jointly affiliated with CPCP and the College of Nursing, and Dr. Eberth is a core faculty member of CPCP and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Honors undergrad joins an early acceptance and research experience program for medical school

In addition to collaborating with CPCP's Dr. Heather Brandt and the SC Cancer Disparities Community Network, undergraduate honors student Kelsie Dirksing has spent her summers working in the prestigious Research Observation Service and Education (ROSE) Program at the University of Cincinnati. She has also gained early acceptance to the University of Cincinnati's Medical School, where she will start in the Fall of 2016.

CPCP's S.C. Cancer Disparities Community Network publishes supplement in Progress in Community Health Partnerships

The S.C. Cancer Disparities Community Network, within the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, has spearheaded a publication describing a major national cancer prevention effort.

Evolution of a Dietary Inflammatory Index: from an idea to an emerging, coherent picture of the role of inflammation in cancer

Drs. Nitin Shivappa and James Hébert explained the development and current applications of the Dietary Inflammatory Index at the International Agency for Research on Cancer's 50th Anniversary Conference in Lyon, France on June 9, 2015.

New screening benefit can help smokers, former smokers

Core CPCP faculty member Dr. Jan Eberth contributed an opinion piece to The State newspaper to help spread word about the recent Medicare and Medicaid coverage decision regarding low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. This important decision makes annual screening available for individuals at high risk for lung cancer at no cost to patients.

Experts, including CPCP director Dr. James Hébert, contribute to WIS news' investigation of hidden food ingredients

Dawndy Mercer-Plank of WIS News investigated hidden unhealthy ingredients, including added sugars and dyes, in common foods often considered to be healthy. A group of nutrition experts helped WIS spread the word about how to choose healthy items at the grocery store.

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