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Improving care in the Stroke Belt

USC reports on the university's efforts to address stroke in South Carolina, which has the seventh-highest incidence of stroke mortality in the United States and incurs 1.3 billion per year in hospitalization costs.

Save the date for The Blair Symposium

Join us on April 26 for a full day of events celebrating the legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Steven N. Blair, whose pioneering work in the field of exercise epidemiology reached far beyond USC and spanned six decades.

CARE evaluators, environmental health sciences researchers collaborate to support farm to school program

When the Green Heart Project approached CARE to help them determine if their work was making a difference, CARE and ENHS helped them navigate the process of finding answers.

Global health researcher digs into complex etiology of anemia in mothers and children

A recent study led by HPEB assistant professor Leila Larson and published in Public Health Nutrition has shed more light on the interplay of factors that cause anemia in mothers and children in low- and middle-income countries.

Alumnus blends occupational therapy, neuroscience and technology to improve health for stroke, military populations

Inspired by his practicum experience at a rehab hospital during his B.S. in EXSC program, '07 alumnus Christopher Gaskins forged a career in occupational therapy and neuroscience while working with stroke and military populations.

New Brain Health Network, Brain Health Center address need for better dementia assessment

Key players include communication sciences and disorders professor/aphasia expert Julius Fridriksson and the Office for the Study of Aging, which is home to the S.C. Alzheimer’s Disease Registry.

Epidemiology assistant professor Pieter Baker brings new perspective to infectious disease research

Pieter Baker is approaching the intersection of drugs, germs and justice from every angle - looking at bacteria/viruses and injectable drugs to immigration policies and the criminal justice system.

Nearly $2.9 Million Awarded to Organizations to Fund CHWs in South Carolina

The Center for Community Health Alignment will use $2.9 million allocated from the SC General Assembly to fund the hiring of 46 community health workers, who will serve uninsured individuals in 40 high-needs areas of the state.

Staff Spotlight: Natalie Askew

As a member of the Information Technology Core, every day is different yet contains many themes that overlap and build on one another. Askew spends her time responding to the help tickets that members of the Arnold School submit via her group's support site.

Research center combats spread of HIV, STIs in rural communities

USC features the Rural and Minority Health Research Center's efforts to understand and address disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections and HIV in rural vs urban areas in South Carolina.

I Am Public Health: Salomé-Joëlle Gass

At the Arnold School, Gass has worked on several projects. Ranging from telehealth to vaccination uptake, this work has focused on improving the health of vulnerable groups, such as people living with HIV and rural residents of South Carolina.

Master of public health alumna receives South Carolina's highest civilian honor for extraordinary service

Molly Talbot-Metz has spent more than half her life in SC. The Mary Black Foundation CEO's journey to improving health in her adopted state began when she was growing up in New York and recently resulted in her receipt of the Order of the Palmetto.


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