Dr. Buchanan and a young boy dressed in a hospital gown reading a book

UofSC alumnus helps heal children inside and out

University of South Carolina biology graduate and Honors College alumnus Ed Buchanan used his medical knowledge as a pediatric surgeon to write a children’s book that helps young patients understand what it’s like to go through surgery.

hands being held

Burden of caring

It’s been called the Silver Tsunami — the coming wave of older adults — and it’s already leading to an increase in Alzheimer’s and related dementia diagnoses. Naturally, there is also an increase in the associated burden on caregivers.

Indian pottery from the Catawba Tribe

A nation of laws

A groundbreaking law course tasks students with crafting an original code of laws for the Catawba Indians, the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina.

Salt marsh at Baruch Institute

Window to the Sea

The university’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal and Marine Sciences is a national treasure -- a place where students and researchers from the Columbia campus along with universities around the world come to better understand the complexity of coastal and marine environments.

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