Dr. Pellegrini in the Technology and Behavioral Interventions Lab was awarded an ASPIRE
Dr. Pellegrini was awarded an ASPIRE grant for $14,953 from the Office of the Vice
President for Resarch. The project, "Energize! Internet-Delivered Physical Activity
Program for Adults with Knee Replacement", will begin in July 2023! Congrats, team!
Tyson Ansani is awarded a Magellan Scholar Research Grant!
Tyson was awarded a Magellan Scholar Research Grant for $2,990 from the Office of
the Vice President for Research! This funding will his project entitled "Human-Dog
Co-Sleeping and Results Effects on Sleep Duration and Quality". Congrats, Tyson!
Katherine DeVivo is awarded a SPARC Graduate Research Grant!
KD was awarded a SPARC Graduate Research Grant for $4,635 from the Office of the Vice
President for Research! This funding will support KD's dissertation examining factors
influencing movement behaviors and affect among dog owners. Congrats KD!
Team members celebrate Diwali!
Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and
knowledge over ignorance. Pellegrini Lab team members celebrated by lighting a lamp,
traditionally called "Diya"!
Fall Festival 2022
Katty, Scott, Krystal and Tyson (pictured left to right) attended the Lexington Police
Department Foundation Fall Festival on October 25, 2022 to recruit participants for
our ongoing CDC Project!
Katherine DeVivo has completed Entering Mentoring!
Entering Mentoring training is an evidence-based, interactive approach to becoming
an effective mentor that will help develop the skills for engaging in productive,
culturally responsive mentoring relationships, relationships that optimize success
for the mentor and the mentee.
KD completed the training through the Center for Teaching Excellence at UofSC.
Congratulations Hao Lei!
Hao Lei completed the master of science degree in exercise science and graduated in
May 2022! She plans to continue her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing
a PhD. Congratulations to Hao and best of luck in the future!!
May is Arthritis Awareness Month!
Krystal, Scott, and Kaitlyn (left to right) attended the 2022 Senior Jamboree on May
19th to share information and recruit adults with arthritis for the Walk with Ease
To celebrate the end of another great semester, Dr. Pellegrini and her team went to
an escape room! They worked on communication and camaraderie and had a lot of fun!
Check out Dr. Pellegrini on WIS News 10
Dr. Pellegrini talks about the new Walk with Ease study on Soda City Live!
Dr. Christine Pellegrini named Breakthrough Star by Office of the Vice President for
Rising Star Alert!
Dr. Christine Pellegrini is one of just 13 early-career faculty to receive the 2022
Breakthrough Star Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research!
UofSC Prevention Research Center wins grant to test phone-based walking program to
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded $1.2 million to Dr. Christine
Pellegrini and Dr. Sara Wilcox to lead a three-year special interest project to improve
arthritis through a phone-based walking program.
Students Present for the 2021 Summer Program for Research Interns
Anne-Hackett Little and Savannah Scruggs from the South Carolina Governor's School
for Science and Mathematics completed the six week Summer Program for Research Interns
within the Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab.
Congratulations Katherine DeVivo
KD was the first place award winner for session 2 of the three-minute thesis competition
at Discover UofSC 2021. Her presentation is titled "Exploring the Barriers and Facilitators
to Physical Activity in Adults with Overweight and Obesity During the Coronavirus
Pandemic" and can be found here.
Graduate Scholars in Aging 2020 Recipient - Katherine DeVivo
The Graduate Scholar in Aging Research Awards program recognizes and supports outstanding
graduate students who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship focused on aging.
KD will use her Graduate Scholar in Aging Award to support her research on examining
the agreement between accelerometers used to measure sedentary behavior and physical
activity among older adults who have had knee replacement surgery.
Congratulations Katherine DeVivo
KD completed a Master of Public Health in Physical Activity and Public Health, where
she was an AFLAC Fellow and received the Outstanding MPH Student Achievement Award.
KD will be continuing her studies in the Exercise Science Doctoral Program in Fall
2020. Congratulations KD!!
Congratulations Courtnee Harpine
Courtnee graduated in May 2020 with a degree in Exercise Science. She received the
Outstanding Exercise Science Student Award from the Department of Exercise Science.
Additionally, she received the Outstanding Senior Award and the President's Award.
Currently Recruiting Participants
Healthy Living After Knee Replacement
Want to manage your health and lifestyle after a knee replacement?
We are offering free participation in a research program designed specifically for
people after knee replacement!
- Attend 5 assessment visits over 18 months and will receive $50 after each assessment
- Receive 12 months of telephone calls with a coach who will help you set goals and
build confidence for managing your health and behaviors after knee replacement
You may be eligible if you:
- Recently had a knee replacement (>3 month ago)
- Have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet
- Have a body mass index between 27-45 kg/m
- Are willing to attend 5 research study visits (Columbia or Greenville locations)
Visit https://healthylivingtkr.com/ to find out more. Or contact us at 803-777-1889 or HealthyLiving@mailbox.sc.edu
Technology Interventions to Improve Outcomes after Knee Replacement
The purpose of this research study is to examine the effects of two technology interventions
on health outcomes after knee replacement.
Participants will be asked to attend 3 study visits (30 minutes/session) and will
be randomly assigned to one of two technology programs designed for adults after knee
You may be eligible if you:
- Are 40-79 years old
- Have had a primary unilateral knee replacement within the last year
- Have an iPhone or Android smartphone that is near you a majority of the days
- Are willing to download the study smartphone app
- Spend at least 7 hours/day sitting
Visit https://redcap.link/oxsjo4ha to find out more. Or contact us at 803-777-1889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk With Ease
The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center is looking for adults
diagnosed with arthritis to participate in a research study to test a new phone-based
Walk with Ease Program.
Participants will be asked to take part in 6 weeks of telephone calls to learn how
to build walking into your life.
Participants will also be asked to complete 4 visits over 12 months - they will include
physical tests, completing surveys and wearing a small physical activity monitor for
7 days. You can earn up to $140 for completing the visits.
If you're interested or want more details, please call a research study team member
today at 803-576-7836 or visit our website https://uofscwalkingstudy.com/