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April 2014

Ann Blair Kennedy: "I Am Public Health"
(April 21, 2014)
Doctoral student receives Dean's Award for Excellence in Leadership at Graduate Student Day.

History of Tobacco Policy on display
(April 21, 2014)
In conjunction with Vernberg Lecture, the Arnold School will have a historical exhibit showcasing the Surgeon General's first report on smoking and the history of cigarettes.

Vernberg Lecture is April 24
(April 16, 2014)
Dr. Michael Cummings of MUSC, a leading scholar on tobacco policy, will be the featured speaker for the 2014 program of the Winona B. Vernberg Distinguished Lecture Series.

"Raise Our Voices"
(April 16, 2014)
Dr. Donna M. Christensen, speaker for the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, cites opportunities with Affordable Care Act and challenges that exist for the future.

Public Health Week in review
(April 16, 2014)
The Arnold School observed National Public Health Week with a wide range of activities, including a successful bone marrow donor drive and gift of tables, benches for Discovery 1.

Alyssa Robillard: "I Am Public Health"
(April 14, 2014)
Study on African-American women with HIV earns accolades.

April 14 donor drive seeks African Americans
(April 9, 2014)
The Arnold School's Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities and AMPHS seeks participation from African Americans at a Be The Match® Bone Marrow Donor Drive.

Clyburn Leadership Awards announced
(April 9, 2014)
Dr. Donna Richter is among seven leaders in health disparities research, health care and outreach efforts who will be honored at the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture.

Leila Heidari: "I Am Public Health"
(April 7, 2014)
Honors College senior embodies passion, determination of public health service.

Be The Match® on April 9
(April 7, 2014)
National Public Health Week: Take a few minutes to possibly save a life. On Wednesday, April 9, the Be The Match® Donor Drive will be at Arnold School's PHRC. Learn more now.

Vernberg Lecture and more spring events!
(April 1, 2014)
The Winona B. Vernberg Lecture will be held April 24. Other spring events will include the Hooding Ceremony on May 8, the annual picnic and the Discovery 1 building open house.

Celebrate Public Health Week!
(April 1, 2014)
Public Health Week begins Monday, April 7. Check out the scheduled events, including the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture and Be The Match® Bone Marrow Donor Drive.

March 2014

News to know
(March 27, 2014)
Arnold School newsmakers are all around us, including Drs. Probst, Sharpe and Hébert! Check out what your colleagues have been doing and learn about a health study under way!

Outstanding achievement from a "Learner" recognized
(March 27, 2014)
Emily Learner named the 2014 USC Outstanding Woman of the Year.

Simply outstanding!
(March 21, 2014)
Leila Heidari and Emily Learner, undergraduates from the Arnold School, are finalists for the 2014 USC Outstanding Woman of the Year. The winner will be announced March 26.

Obesity research garners attention
(March 17, 2014)
Kudos to Drs. Steve Blair and Russ Pate! Blair will receive a major award from World Obesity Federation; opinion article by Pate is featured in ACSM's Sports Medicine Bulletin.

Nutrition Research Symposium to be held March 21
(March 17, 2014)
The 4th annual symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Speaker named for Clyburn Lecture
(March 12, 2014)
U.S. Rep. Donna M. Christensen, first female physician in U.S. House, will be the featured guest speaker for the seventh annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture.

Vernberg Lecture is April 24
(March 12, 2014)
Dr. Michael Cummings of MUSC, a leading scholar on tobacco policy, will be the featured speaker for the 2014 program of the Winona B. Vernberg Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 2014

Mark your calendars
(February 21, 2014)
Looking ahead, you'll find that spring will be busy. Mark your calendars for the Nutrition Symposium, James E. Clyburn Lecture, Public Health Week and Vernberg Lecture and more!

New research earning recognition
(February 21, 2014)
Research team led by Dr. Saurabh Chatterjee is providing insight into link between obesity and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

A sleuth looking for killers
(February 19, 2014)
From hospital-acquired infections to mold remediation, an Arnold School alumnus combined his science and entrepreneurial skills to develop a well-respected environmental health business.

Grant opportunities available
(February 7, 2014)
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center at USC has opportunities for funding in the area of disabilities research. Applications for grant awards are due by Feb. 28.

January 2014

TWIN Award is a tribute to leadership
(January 22, 2014)
Dr. Heather Brandt recognized by the Palmetto Center for Women.

The "A-List": News to know
(January 22, 2014)
Achievement worth noting! From individual achievements to research, Arnold School faculty, staff and students continue to earn accolades. Here are 2014's first "A-List" honorees.

'Healthy Eating in Context' Symposium set
(January 22, 2014)
What are children eating and why? The use of technology to improve nutrition and physical activity will be the subject of the March 21 symposium featuring Baylor pediatrician.

Chronic inflammation may prove deadly
(January 22, 2014)
A study by Arnold School researchers finds that a diet high in sugar, saturated fats and other foods promoting inflammation may increase the risk of premature death from cancer.

December 2013

COMD "shines" in 2013
(December 19, 2013)
COMD faculty and graduate students made 32 presentations at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Chicago and were authors on 18 publications.

Honors for PASOs continue
(December 19, 2013)
The "Catalyst Award" from the Central Carolina Community Foundation is one of several honors received recently by the PASOs Programs. Award recognizes "true meaning" and "value."

Mothers increasingly less active
(December 11, 2013)
A new study by Arnold School researchers finds that moms' increasing sedentary lifestyles provide insight into nation's pervasive health problems, including obesity and diabetes.

Outstanding Contribution to Health Education
(December 11, 2013)
Dr. Lillian Smith recognized for her "visionary" efforts in public health.

Arnold School DSAC helping families in need
(December 3, 2013)
The Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) at the Arnold School of Public Health is helping a Midlands family of six from the Families Helping Families organization in need for the holidays.

November 2013

The Stage is Set!
(November 27, 2013)
Holiday lights sparkling on the streets, stores draped in their seasonal finery, kitchens filled with enticing aromas-it is an exciting time of year, but for some Arnold School students there is an additional reason for celebration.

News to Know
(November 4, 2013)
Check out accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. Make plans to attend the Cancer Prevention and Control Program lecture by Dr. Abe Wandersman on Nov. 15 at Discovery 1.

October 2013

APHA awards, honors
(October 30, 2013)
Arnold School faculty and graduate students will be in the spotlight during the American Public Health Association meeting in Boston for their contributions to public health.

The Arnold School at APHA
(October 30, 2013)
Faculty and graduate students will have their research highlighted during poster sessions and other presentations when APHA gets under way Saturday, Nov. 2. Check out our presence!

The Obesity Society to recognize and honor Dr. Steven Blair
(October 28, 2013)
He will receive the Dr. Mickey Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award.

Is nutrition research flawed?
(October 17, 2013)
Dr. Ed Archer led an Arnold School study that calls into question the validity of U.S. nutrition data. He says the majority of NHANES data are not "physiologically credible."

PRC reaches milestone
(October 17, 2013)
In 1993, the Prevention Research Center was established with CDC funding. Two decades later, the center's impact on public health practice, policy is seen across state, nation.

PASOs Programs honored
(October 17, 2013)
S.C. Office of Rural Health selects the PASOs Programs at the Arnold School to receive the 2013 Outstanding Rural Health Initiative of the Year award for impact on community.

You make us proud!
(October 17, 2013)
Alumna Frances Ashe-Goins and faculty members Drs. Brie Turner-McGrievy, Amy Martin, Suzanne Adlof and Angela McLeod are in the spotlight for their public health achievements.

Mark Your Calendars!
(October 3, 2013)
October events include the Senior Health Disparities Community Forum, the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Prevention Research Center and the 2013 S.C. HIV/STD Conference

RO1 grant examines 'food deserts'!
(October 3, 2013)
A grant to Dr. Patricia Sharpe of the Prevention Research Center will look at food shopping behaviors and their impact on health. Two S.C. cities will be focus of the study.

Nutrition center's influence growing!
(October 3, 2013)
As the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities reaches 10th anniversary, new grants indicate breadth of research and a growing leadership in study of nutrition.

Forum addresses needs of Latinos!
(October 3, 2013)
The second annual Hispanic/Latino Forum addressed a wide range of topics affecting children and adults. The comprehensive program raised questions and provided information.

September 2013

Arnold School's global health presence is growing
(September 11, 2013)
Research, education and outreach programs are represented throughout the world.

Study gets international attention
(September 11, 2013)
A study led by Arnold School researchers is receiving international attention. Why? Because the findings suggest people under age 55 should limit their coffee consumption!

Mark Your Calendars
(September 11, 2013)
September is filled with important events: CPCP's "Rock on Research" celebration, PASOs-Ruby Tuesday fundraiser, Hispanic/Latino Community Forum and Nutrition Center observance.

'Bridges in Action' links leaders
(September 11, 2013)
South Carolina has nation's fastest growing Latino population. PASOs seeks to bring Latino and organizational community leaders together to improve lives of children, families.

August 2013

Next step in obesity challenge
(August 9, 2013)
An award from The Duke Endowment will fund physical activity interventions in early childhood programs. The goal is to thwart obesity as early as possible in lives of children.

You make us proud!
(August 9, 2013)
The 2013 - 2014 academic year is just ahead. From research to honors and awards, Arnold School faculty, staff and students have been in the limelight during spring and summer.

COMD researcher awarded grants
(August 9, 2013)
Funding to help students with reading, language challenges.

10,000 and going strong!
(August 2, 2013)
As the nation's elderly population increases, so does the risk for dementia. A program begun at the Arnold School is leading efforts to train caregivers of dementia patients.

June 2013
"To do something meaningful"
(June 11, 2013)
Dr. Edith Williams was having a girls' night out with her mother when she developed a pain in her leg. Several days later, the researcher was on life support -- fighting to live.

Nanoscience research garners attention
(June 11, 2013)
A study by Dr. Jamie Lead on nanoparticle toxicology is featured in Nature Nanotechnology, and other nanoscience research has garnered widespread attention as well.

Changing the "obesity climate"
(June 11, 2013)
A report in "Mayo Clinic Proceedings," led by Dr. James Hébert, suggests that assumptions and perpetuated myths about the cause of obesity stand in the way of ending pandemic.

May 2013

Picture this! Photos online from Arnold School Hooding Ceremony.
(May 28, 2013)
Photographs capture a special day in lives of graduate students!

A 'silent public health problem'
(May 6, 2013)
Center in Nutrition and Health Disparities symposium brings attention to problem of hunger in United States and an effort under way to end food insecurity for families.

Study looks at Graniteville disaster
(May 6, 2013)
Using Photovoice and interviews, Arnold School researchers have studied the impact of the chlorine gas disaster in Graniteville on community residents, including health.

Faculty receive top honors
(May 6, 2013)
Inspiring others: Arnold School faculty members Dr. Steve Blair and Dr. Casey Goldston Giraudy are among USC faculty to receive top honors at the 2013 Faculty Awards Ceremony.

Arnold School Hooding Ceremony May 9 at Koger Center
(May 6, 2013)
Baccalaureate graduates to be honored at USC commencement May 10

April 2013

Study targets inflammation, cancer
(April 12, 2013)
The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded a grant to Dr. Susan Steck for research on a dietary inflammation index and its impact on reducing risks for breast, colorectal cancers.

Youth activity in decline
(April 12, 2013)
Dr. Russ Pate served on a national committee that has released a report on the decline of physical activity among youth. The report makes strong recommendations to improve activity levels.

Hayley Elia recognized by USC for service
(April 12, 2013)
Arnold School senior is named USC's 2013 Outstanding Woman of the Year.

March 2013
Arnold School events celebrate Public Health Week
(March 28, 2012)
Annual observance is opportunity to highlight public health achievements, challenges.

February 2013
The 2012 election is over, but interest remains
(February 22, 2013)
Dr. Roger Newman-Norlund appears on 'CBS This Morning' to discuss his research

SciGirls take on health
(February 5, 2013)
Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson is featured in the PSB Kids program SciGirls. The program, taped last April, puts Barr-Anderson's research into practice as 'tweens focus on fitness.

Twitter a benefit for weight loss
(February 5, 2013)
Have a resolution for better health? A study by Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy shows that people in a weight loss program found Twitter to be beneficial in helping them shed the pounds.

Keeping the faith
(February 5, 2013)
A study involving AME churches has found that churches are important link in helping people improve health. The FAN study by Dr. Sara Wilcox finds churches inspire changes.

Hope for stroke patients

(February 5, 2013)
A study by Dr. Julius Fridriksson on “speech entrainment” shows promise in helping those with aphasia to speak in fluent sentences. The study’s results are published in Brain.

Delta Omega Lecture Feb. 22 features Dr. Barry Smyth
(February 2013)
Technology leader will discuss cutting-edge sensor web technologies.

Catch up on latest happenings at the Arnold School!
(February 2013)
Dean's Office moves to PHRC; save the date for special events.

December 2012

From paper to electronic
(December 4, 2012)
A new master's degree program in health information technology will link the expertise of faculty in the Arnold School and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

Center receives new funding

(December 4, 2012)
Grants to the S.C. Rural Health Research Center will support ongoing research efforts and give a boost programs focused on oral health and access to care for those in rural areas.

A sharing of ideas

(December 4, 2012)
Dr. Jamie Lead and Julie Smithwick are among nine people selected from USC to give talks at the TEDxColumbiaSC program. The event brings innovative thinkers together to share ideas.

November 2012

How active are U.S. youth?
(November 13, 2012)
A grant from the National Cancer Institute will be used to develop a "self-reporting" measure for young people. Arnold School researchers want to better understand their physical activity.

Arnold School becomes partner in LiveWell Kershaw
(November 13, 2012)
Kershaw County wants to become the healthiest in South Carolina.

'Addiction Incorporated' Nov. 15
(November 13, 2012)
The Arnold School and Healthy Carolina are showing the film "Addiction Incorporated" on Nov. 15." The film tells the story of the whistleblower who changed the tobacco industry.

ADHD focus of CDC study
(November 13, 2012)
South Carolina was part of a CDC report, undertaken by USC and University of Oklahoma, on ADHD among children. Dr. Robert McKeown of the Arnold School led USC's research team.

New study on prostate cancer
(November 13, 2012)
A study by Dr. Susan Steck reveals that plant-based foods may lower the risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The findings, reported at an international conference, have garnered worldwide media attention.

October 2012

PASOs receives grant, plans benefit
(October 16, 2012)
A grant from the Blowfish Foundation supports PASOs for Parents. PASOs is holding a benefit Nov. 3 that will feature salsa dance lessons, music and special cuisine.

Research targets smokers
(October 16, 2012)
Dr. Jim Thrasher has received NIH grants totaling $4.3 million. One targets graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, another looks at impact of smoking in movies on youth.

Exercise science professor recognized
(October 16, 2012)
The ACSM selects Dr. Russ Pate to receive its Honor Award, and, on Sept. 27, he received national attention for his work on a new Institute of Medicine report on youth fitness.

You make us proud!
(October 16, 2012)
"Health Care Heroes" named; Dr. Billings is author of a new report from SAASHSC; a study by Dr. Moore focuses on afterschool programs; and Dr. Beattie honored for writing.

New studies highlight heart disease
(October 3, 2012)
Dr. Carl Lavie, speaker for the Vernbeg Lecture, is an author on two new, major studies. One in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings features researchers from Arnold School.

September 2012

Chair of SmartState™ program named
(September 28, 2012)
SmartState™ Program on nanoscience and risk assessment selects leading researcher.

Notable fall events
(September 28, 2012)
Don't miss out on these events. Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend Vernberg Lecture, Oct. 9; PASOs fundraiser, Nov. 3, and "Addiction" film screening, Nov. 15.

AHRQ awards grant
(September 28, 2012)
Doctoral student Emily Heberlein is the recipient of a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She is collaborating with the Greenville Hospital System.

Study under way on child hunger
(September 28, 2012)
The United States is seeking to solve the problems of childhood hunger. A program Oct. 2 will look at efforts under way in the Palmetto State as part of an Arnold School study.

A recognized leader
(September 28, 2012)
Leadership South Carolina has selected Amanda Williams of HSPM for its Class of 2013. The program selects participants who have a demonstrated commitment to community and state.

Chair of SmartState™ program named
(September 28, 2012)
SmartState™ Program on nanoscience and risk assessment selects leading researcher.

Is afterschool a healthy time?
(September 12, 2012)
Exercise science researcher Dr. Michael Beets has a grant from the NIH to help afterschool programs meet standards for activity, healthy eating. His work will have national reach.

'Fitness and Fatness'
(September 12, 2012)
A study conducted at the Arnold School finds that people can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit. The research results are presented in the European Heart Journal.

Study aims at better hearing
(September 12, 2012)
Now hear this! A study by Dr. Daniel Fogerty is aimed at improving the design of cost-effective hearing aids. Many older adults say that current hearing aids are problematic.

You make us proud!
(September 12, 2012)
Arnold School faculty, staff and students are in the spotlight for their achievements, including three who have been named finalists in the 2012 Health Care Heroes competition.

Mark your calendars for fall events
(September 12, 2012)
Make plans to attend Vernberg Lecture, Community Forum for Seniors and PASOs fundraiser.

August 2012

Welcome 'eco-friendly conference'
(August 22, 2012)
The ISEE meeting in Columbia will feature "eco-friendly" measures. Among the 'eco-friendly' highlights are electronic scientific poster sessions that are a first for an ISEE conference.

Addressing obesity epidemic
(August 22, 2012)
"Challenges," a documentary from the HBO series "Weight of the Nation," will be shown Thursday, Sept. 6, in the PHRC auditorium and will include a panel discussion by local experts.

A 'model' runner
(August 22, 2012)
Arnold School alumna Natasha Hastings barely missed the cut for the 2012 Olympics. But she's looking ahead to 2016 and also to her modeling career with Wilhelmina Models.

Arnold School, USC are hosts for ISEE 2012
(August 22, 2012)
800 epidemiology researchers from 60-plus countries expected for 24th annual event.

Using Olympics to Focus on Exercise
(August 7, 2012)
The prestigious journal The Lancet focused its July 18 issue on exercise in a bow to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Dr. Steve Blair is a co-author on one of the studies.

Study Abroad: Thailand
(August 7, 2012)
Amanda Smith is gaining first-hand knowledge about public health needs in Thailand. Through time spent in rural villages, she is learning about health intervention programs.

Carolina's Promise
(August 7, 2012)
A recent Arnold School graduate, Payal Patel was selected for a Fulbright Scholarship for studies in South Korea and gives high grades to 'most caring' public health faculty.

Risks of silver nanomaterials
(August 7, 2012)
A study by Dr. Tom Chandler and an international team of researchers has new findings on the potential risks of silver nanomaterials, the major components of health care products.

Arnold School, USC to host ISEE 2012
(August 7, 2012)
The 24th International Society for Environmental Epidemiology will open Aug. 26 in Columbia.

July 2012

On the world stage
(July 18, 2012)
Dr. Steve Blair carried the Olympic Flame in the Torch Relay for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He ran into Bill Clinton, too, and is attending international conferences.

On to Olympics
(July 18, 2012)
Dr. Cathy Arnot of the Arnold School's Physical Therapy Program was selected to serve on the medical staff for the Olympic Games in London. She will work with USA Shooting team.

Community approaches to obesity
(July 18, 2012)
A $2.5 million grant from the USDA to Dr. Sonya Jones is aimed at targeting childhood obesity within local communities. It also offers some new research opportunities at USC.

Study enters new phase
(July 18, 2012)
The Graniteville Recovery and Chlorine Epidemiology (GRACE) Study is entering a new phase. Free lung diagnostic testing for former mill workers in Graniteville is being offered.

Health Disparities Community Forum is July 26
(July 18, 2012)
Focus will be on Latino health and communities as population grows in Palmetto State.

June 2012

New stroke study under way
(June 22, 2012)
Dr. Julius Fridriksson's research on understanding aphasia, the language impairment caused by a stroke, continues with a new study involving patients in Columbia, Charleston.

Among the best

(June 22, 2012)
Arnold School alumna Courtney Forcucci was among the divers in pursuit of a place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Diving Team. The diver is known for athletic, academic excellence.

Dedication to public health
(June 11, 2012)
Dr. Elaine Frank is stepping down as the chair of COMD, but her career will be recognized for her commitment to building the department into one of the finest in the nation.

Study looks at kids' screen time
(June 11, 2012)
A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® -- conducted at the Arnold School -- finds kids' time in front of electronic screens affects cardiorespiratory fitness.

Carolina's Promise:
(June 11, 2012)
Arnold School advocate is recognized for commitment to Latino health.

May 2012

CPCP leader honored
(May 23, 2012)
Dr. James Hébert, director of the S.C. Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arnold School, is the recipient of a prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship.

Move to reduce hypertension
(May 23, 2012)
Study by Robin Shook, doctoral student in Department of Exercise Science, finds that moderate exercise, increased fitness can significantly reduce risks for high blood pressure.

Picture this!
(May 14, 2012)
From the arrival at the Koger Center to family hugs, photographs capture the special moments of the Arnold School's Hooding Ceremony as the Class of 2012 moves on to new lives.

Arnold Awards presented to alumni
(May 14, 2012)
The careers of Dr. Corinne Graffunder of the CDC and Dr. Jonathan Donley of Palmetto Health have been recognized through the 2012 Norman J. and Gerry Sue Arnold alumni awards.

A distinguished career
(May 14, 2012)
Dr. Robert McKeown, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, found public health after a career in the ministry and today is an "ACE" among epidemiologists.

Carolina's Promise under way
(May 14, 2012)
Carolina's Promise: Anne's Garden, a gift to the Arnold School by John Rainey in honor of his wife, exemplifies a couple's philanthropy and their desire to make a difference.

April 2012

Health Disparities Leadership Award honorees named
(April 23, 2012)
Eight people are selected for inaugural James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Leadership Awards.

Applause!
(April 23, 2012)
From studies on muscular dystrophy and arthritis to diet and tumors, Arnold School research earned recognition at the 11th Annual USC Graduate Student Day Awards competition.

Threats to food security
(April 23, 2012)
Population growth, climate change, and soil and oil depletion are but a few of the threats to future food security, said Dr. Roni Neff at the recent "Healthy Eating" symposium.

Impact of gender-based violence
(April 23, 2012)
Dr. Deborah Billings of the Arnold School is bringing international attention to the problem of gender-based violence, described by WHO as "a serious public health problem."

A run for the Olympics
(April 23, 2012)
Dr. Steve Blair has been named a Torchbearer for the 2012 Olympic Games. On July 11, the Arnold School researcher will be in Reading, England, to carry the Olympic Flame.

March 2012

Celebrate Public Health Week, April 2- 8
(March 30, 2012)
Public Health Week includes the launch of Laces 4 Love and other Arnold School events.

Clyburn Lecture April 20
(March 26, 2012)
Dr. Robert Satcher, an orthopedic oncologist and former NASA astronaut, will be the speaker for the fifth annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture on Friday, April 20.

Making a difference
(March 26, 2012)
Arnold School alumnus Forrest Alton is committed to making a difference in the Palmetto State as a Liberty Fellow. His goal is to improve performance of public schools.

Study seeks participants
(March 26, 2012)
Arnold School researchers are searching for answers on why some Americans gain weight and others lose weight. The Energy Balance Study is seeking more participants to complete the final phase.

What is a 'population'?

(March 26, 2012)
Dr. Ana Diez Roux, who delivered the Delta Omega Lecture, said investigators face complex issues in designing effective research strategies for "population health research."

Challenges, solutions for healthy eating is symposium focus
(March 26, 2012)
Dr. Roni Neff of Bloomberg School of Public Health is speaker for March 30 event.

Saving more lives
(March 12, 2012)
Colon Cancer Awareness Month: A study reported in the journal Cancer finds that training African-American primary care physicians to do colonoscopies could save more lives.

Register for nutrition symposium
(March 12, 2012)
March 23 is the registration deadline for the symposium "Healthy Eating in Context: Local Solutions, Global Challenges." The March 30 event ushers in Public Health Week.

NSF awards CAREER grant
(March 12, 2012)
The National Science Foundation has awarded its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to Dr. Sean Norman in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Join Relay for Life
(March 12, 2012)
The Arnold School of Public Health and the S.C. Public Health Association Student Forum have teamed up for Relay for Life @ USC on April 20 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Sleep study under way
(March 12, 2012)
Are you sleeping too much? About average? An Arnold School research program is seeking participants between the ages of 60 to 80 for a study on the health effects of sleep.

Delta Omega Lecture is at noon Friday, March 16
(March 12, 2012)
Internationally known epidemiologist Dr. Ana Diez Roux will speak.

March 16: Delta Omega Lecture
(March 1, 2012)
Mark your calendars to attend the 2012 Delta Omega Lecture. The event will feature Dr. Ana Diez Roux, an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Improving dental health
(March 1, 2012)
HSPM doctoral student Christine Veschusio was a featured speaker at a Capitol Hill meeting, held by the Pew Charitable Trust. She is among several HSPM colleagues making news.

PASOs receives national honor
(March 1, 2012)
PASOs Program, first established for Richland and Lexington counties, has received the Promising Practice of the Year Award by Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

Sleep study under way
(March 1, 2012)
Are you sleeping too much? About average? An Arnold School research program is seeking participants between the ages of 60 to 80 for a study on the health effects of sleep.

February 2012

Call for symposium abstracts
(February 27, 2012)
The symposium, "Healthy Eating in Context: Local Solutions, Global Challenges," is seeking abstracts through Feb. 29. Dr. Roni Neff of Johns Hopkins will speak at the March 30 event.

Nominate now for Arnold School awards
(February 20, 2012)
Student, teaching, service, research and alumni excellence will be recognized May 3.

Studies garner attention
(February 20, 2012)
The editor-in-chief of an ACSM journal singles out two articles by Arnold School researchers for important findings on the link between physical activity and mental health.

Better health in midlife
(February 20, 2012)
A study by Dr. Katrina Walseman in the "American Journal of Public Health" finds an important link between earning bachelor's degree after age 25 and health in midlife.

Good news for health
(February 20, 2012)
For Americans battling the bulge, there's good news in a new study by Dr. D.C. Lee of the Arnold School. And a health message by Dr. Steve Blair is reaching people on YouTube.

Mexican-American youth at risk
(February 6, 2012)
A study by Dr. Jihong Liu in "Journal of Nutrition" finds that less acculturated Mexican-American youth at risk for obesity, poorer diet as they adapt to U.S. lifestyles.

Nominate now for Arnold, faculty awards
(February 6, 2012)
Excellence in teaching, service, research and alumni contributions will be recognized May 3.

See us in print!
(February 6, 2012)
The winter issue of the Carolinian features a special insert of articles from the Arnold School. Among these is an article about an alumnus who's making a difference in NASCAR!

January 2012

New PRC director named
(January 25, 2012)
After a national search for a new director, the Arnold School has selected Dr. Sara Wilcox to lead the CDC-funded PRC that promotes physical activity through community engagement.

You make us proud!
(January 25, 2012)
Arnold School faculty shine! Dr. Sara Corwin recognized by Athletics Department for academic support; Drs. Sean Norman, Susan Steck awarded major grants for research

Documentary screening Jan. 28
(January 25, 2012)

'Healthy Roots,' a documentary about a program developed to bring healthy foods to rural South Carolinians, will be shown at noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Nickelodeon Theatre.

Arnold School faculty mentor Magellan Scholars
(January 25, 2012)
Seven USC undergraduates are conducting research this semester with Arnold School faculty.

Hunger in America
(January 10, 2012)
A federal initiative to reduce hunger among children has led to a grant from the USDA to the Arnold School. The study also will involve researchers from education, social work.

'Remarkable, riveting'
(January 10, 2012)
Arnold School researcher Dr. Julius Fridriksson has been selected to deliver a TEDTalk, which provides access to discussions from the world's greatest leaders, thinkers and teachers.

December 2011

Under the skin
(December 15, 2011)
The Arnold School is a sponsor of the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibit at the S.C. State Museum. The exhibit lets visitors see how good and poor lifestyle choices affect the body.

Students earn honors
(December 15, 2011)
HSPM master's degree students earned second-place honors in the Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. Twenty-two teams from top MHA programs competed in the 16th annual event.

A future in global health
(December 15, 2011)
Kirby Lattwein came to the Arnold School after serving in the U.S. military. She recently received a study abroad award to help fund her studies for a career in global health.

Arnold School faculty receive top awards
(December 15, 2011)
Drs. Steve Blair, Cheryl Addy and Julius Fridriksson are honored for academic success, contributions.

Want to live longer?
(December 6, 2011)
Arnold School researchers find that improving or maintaining fitness may lead to a longer life. Their study appears in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association."

HIV/AIDS: 30 years later
(December 6, 2011)
Arnold School faculty continue to be at forefront of HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

DentaQuest awards grant
(December 6, 2011)
The DentaQuest Foundation has selected the S.C. Rural Health Research Center to receive a $100,000 grant as part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative to help underserved children.

Kudos to HPEB!
(December 6, 2011) Dr. Kara Montgomery receives Mortar Board teaching award, which is just one of a number of outstanding achievements by the department's students and faculty. Read on to learn more!

Activity: A social norm
(December 6, 2011)
Global health leader Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, who presented the Vernberg Lecture, says the goal for a healthier America will occur when physical activity becomes the social norm.

November 2011

A looming epidemic
(November 17, 2011)
As America's population ages, Alzheimer's disease could be the nation's next major health epidemic. The Office for the Study of Aging is point of information for impact in S.C.

Have a healthy recipe?
(November 17, 2011)
Columbia's Cooking! is partnering with City of Columbia for the inaugural "Famously Hot and Healthy" recipe contest. Search your recipes for an entree, side dish or dessert!

Gold medalist at USC
(November 17, 2011)
Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson talks about fitness and health at USC and meets with honorees of the Arnold School's Milestone Society at the President's House.

Controlling tobacco use
(November 17, 2011)
Dr. Jim Thrasher's research on the use of graphic warning labels for cigarette packages is having an international impact. Labels used in Mexico are the result of his studies.

Vernberg Lecture on Nov. 30 features global health scholar
(November 17, 2011)
Former CDC director, Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan of Emory University will discuss physical activity at annual lecture series.

October 2011

Olympic Gold Medalist to speak Nov. 3 at USC
(October 26, 2011)
Joan Benoit Samuelson, women's running star and fitness advocate, will give talk at Russell House Theater.

Arnold School at APHA
(October 26, 2011)
Arnold School faculty, staff and students will attend the 134th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association. The Arnold School reception is Oct. 31.

Synthetic drugs crisis

(October 26, 2011)
Cecily Watkins, who earned a master's degree from HPEB, has been in the media spotlight to discuss dangers of synthetic drugs, including fake marijuana and bath salts.

Something to dance about!
(October 26, 2011)
Turn up the music! A study by Arnold School researchers finds that nearly 21 percent of U.S. adolescents say that dancing is part of their regular physical activity.

Dr. Khan joins HSPM
The opportunity to have a critical role in shaping the future of the Department of Health Services Policy and Management was a factor in Dr. M. Mahmud Khan's decision.

More reasons to move
(October 4, 2011)
Trim the waistline and energize the brain. A study by researchers at the Arnold School finds that regular exercise may be just the cure for many ailments, including mental fatigue.

Is long sleep harmful?
(October 4, 2011)
A $3.7 million grant from NIH to Dr. Shawn Youngstedt will study the dangers of long sleep. The five-year study will comprise researchers from Arizona, California and New York.

Alumna awarded CDC fellowship
(October 4, 2011)
Thanks to a fellowship from the CDC's Public Health Associates Program, a 2011 Arnold School graduate is working to make a difference in New York's public health system.

September 2011

‘Health Care Heroes’ named
(September 30, 2011)
The Arnold School takes top honors: Norman J. Arnold is named the “Community Outreach Health Care Hero”; Dr. Julius Fridriksson is selected the “Researcher Health Care Hero.”

Move It! Day of Play encourages healthy children
(September 15, 2011)
Arnold School is part of Nickelodeon television's World Wide Day of Play to help families be active, reduce obesity.

Competition finalists named
(September 9, 2011)
The Columbia Regional Business Report has named the finalists in its inaugural "Health Care Heroes" competition. The Arnold School is well represented in the 2011 contest.

NIH grant awarded
(September 9, 2011)
Dr. Michael Beets has received an NIH grant to study nutrition, physical activity in afterschool and summer programs. He is partnering with the YMCA of Columbia on the study.

Conference registration under way
(September 9, 2011)
Early registration has begun for the 28th S.C. HIV/STD Conference. Two Arnold School alumni are among the featured speakers for the event scheduled Oct. 26 - 27 in Columbia.

This is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
(September 9, 2011)
A Sept. 15 symposium at USC will feature guest speakers Dr. Richard Ablin and Dr. Oliver Sartor.

August 2011

Grants support communities
(August 22, 2011)
Three S.C. organizations have received grants from the Community Health Intervention Program to support initiatives aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing diseases.

Arnold School has leading role in SEARCH study
(August 22, 2011)
The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study has yielded important results in understanding diabetes among U.S. children, young adults.

Prostate Cancer program Sept. 15
(August 22, 2011)
Two of nation's leading experts on prostate cancer, Dr. Richard Ablin and Dr. Oliver Sartor, will be guest speakers at a symposium on "Pros and Cons of Prostate Cancer Screening."

Solving undernutrition in India
(August 22, 2011)
UNICEF-India highlights Arnold School study that shows program to battle undernutrition among children in India is making progress. Study first appeared in Journal of Nutrition.

Read all about us!
(August 22, 2011)
The research and teaching of two Arnold School of Public Health faculty have been highlighted in Web articles - read on for the profiles of Dr. Jan Probst and Dr. Sara Wilcox.

July 2011

You make us proud!
(July 29, 2011)
A new alumnus continues research begun at Arnold School, and a doctoral student earns award for research on postpartum depression. Read more about their accomplishments.

Bicycle program under way in Sumter
(July 22, 2011)
Sumter County Active Lifestyles, a community partner of the Prevention Research Center, is encouraging activity through a new program that promotes bicycling for area residents.

'A Policy Wonk's Dream'
(July 22, 2011)
Arnold School alumnus is working on Capitol Hill to help lawmakers and policy leaders understand public health policy issues. He is the recipient of a prestigious APHA fellowship.

Dementia Dialogues continues outreach
(July 22, 2011)
Richland County deputies and Columbia police officers are receiving training through Dementia Dialogues to better serve people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

New study will examine 'food deserts' in Palmetto State
(July 22, 2011)
Many people in rural, low-income areas have limited options in being able to shop for fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods.

A new weight-loss buddy
(July 12, 2011)
The struggle to lose weight may be getting easier. A new Arnold School study has found that armband technology, incorporated into weight-loss efforts, gives people a boost.

Student is Fulbright Scholar
(July 12, 2011)
Karla Buru has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will study in Romania. A student in the Arnold School's MSW/MPH program, Buru also was a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania.

HEALS reaches out to churches
(July 12, 2011)
A July 30 forum will present information on how churches can establish programs to improve African Americans' health. HEALS has been developed to impact health disparities.

What is causing weight gain?
(July 12, 2011)
A new study by Arnold School researchers seeks answers to why Americans aren't getting thinner.

June 2011

Graniteville study under way

A new documentary highlights the Graniteville chlorine gas disaster as the NIH-funded GRACE Study gets under way to determine the lung health of area residents, mill workers.

SCPHI mission expands
(June 24, 2011)
A $725,000 grant from The Duke Endowment will enhance the mission of the S.C. Public Health Institute. The funding establishes the S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health.

Nutrition research has wide audience
(June 21, 2011)
USC research, including that from Arnold School and Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, had widespread interest at American Society of Nutrition meeting.

You make us proud!
(June 21, 2011)
The Arnold School's faculty, staff, alumni and students continue to put the Arnold School on the map through their significant achievements. Read on for recent notable news.

Arnold School researcher named one of USC's 'Rising Stars'
(June 21, 2011)
Dr. Swann Arp Adams is one of 18 researchers profiled in Breakthrough magazine for exemplary scholarly work.

Studies target obesity, anxiety
(June 21, 2011)
Two studies target important public health issues — one examines lifestyle behaviors among African-American children; another looks at generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

PHTC program under way
(June 10, 2011)
Arnold School students have been selected for a new public health program, thanks to funding from the $3.25 million grant to establish the S.C. Public Health Training Center.

Arnold School undertakes study of research programs
(June 10, 2011)
Areas of strength and areas of potential excellence go "under the microscope" to enhance research efforts.

Breastfeeding study in Pediatrics
(June 10, 2011)
A study by Arnold School researchers in the journal Pediatrics finds that women who delay a return to work are more likely to initiate breastfeeding and breastfeed longer.

Studies address health communication
(June 10, 2011)
Two studies will examine health communication and health news. One by an Arnold School student will address consumers' thoughts about health resources on area TV websites.

ADA awards grant
(June 7, 2011)
American Diabetes Association has awarded Dr. Anwar Merchant a grant to study possible link between periodontal microorganisms and markers of cardiovascular disease in youth.

May 2011

Fulbright Scholars extend reputation of Arnold School
(May 31, 2011)
Arnold School is host to Fulbright Scholars from Pakistan, Indonesia and Israel; their work enhances school's international reach.

Is work making us fat?
(May 31, 2011)
Dr. Steve Blair is co-author on a study, just published in the Public Library of Science, that examines the link between less physical activity in the workplace and obesity.

Applause, applause!
(May 31, 2011)
In an annual rite of spring leading up to commencement, USC's graduate students compete for scholarly awards. Arnold School students received honors in the campus-wide event.

'An Honor Brought Home'
(May 31, 2011)
Naveed Sadiq of the Arnold School led a team of Fulbright Scholars in the final round of a competition by the U.S. Department of State to address international disasters.

Arnold Awards presented to alumni
(May 12, 2011)
Dr. Peter B. Key, a toxicologist with NOAA, and Forrest L. Alton, a leading advocate in the field of teen pregnancy prevention, are recipients of the Arnold awards to alumni.

Health disparities in spotlight
(May 12, 2011)
Fourth Clyburn Lecture expands to include panel discussion, town hall meeting to explore funding, research and policies on health disparities to 'save the next generation.'

A day to remember
(May 12, 2011)
Photographs from the 2011 Hooding Ceremony are available online. More than 470 photographs capture the day honoring the Arnold School's master's and doctoral degree recipients..

Awards honor achievement
(May 12, 2011)
Arnold School's Hooding Ceremony recognized outstanding achievement among faculty, students and alumni; the Mu Chapter of Delta Omega inducted 22 new members into honor society.

Hooding Ceremony represents a rite of spring
(May 12, 2011)
For the Class of 2011, job prospects are promising as U.S. public health workforce is aging, retiring.

April 2011

Arnold School alumnus dies
International public health leader Dr. Boubacar 'Bouba' Toure, a beloved alumnus, died in crash of a United Nations plane; colleagues laud work in field of maternal health.

Delta Omega Lecture
Dr. David Allison, a leading obesity and genetics expert, is the guest speaker April 22 for the 2011 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Lecture Series.

'A Promising Practice'
(April 5, 2011)
PASOs program earns national recognition as 'A Promising Practice' by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs; lauded for efforts to ensure health pregnancies.

Emergency department visits increase
(April 5, 2011)
The South Carolina Public Health Institute releases a new report on hospitals' emergency department visits and finds South Carolina's rate is outpacing the national average.

Clyburn Lecture Series April 28 - 29
Public has opportunity to learn from national, state and local experts about impact of healthcare funding, reform

Celebrate Public Health
This popular program under the direction of Katherine Shavo is continuing a full schedule of classes for healthy eating this spring, including several by USC's First Lady.

Stay in Balance
(April 5, 2011)
The Arnold School's popular Stay in Balance program for older adults focuses on injury prevention and is being copyrighted so that it can be used by community organizations.

March 2011

Columbia's Cooking! healthy foods
(March 23, 2011)
This popular program under the direction of Katherine Shavo is continuing a full schedule of classes for healthy eating this spring, including several by USC's First Lady.

Blair named Visiting Fellow
(March 23, 2011)
Dr. Steve Blair has been named a Visiting Fellow at Technische Universität München, where he will work with sports medicine faculty to analyze data and write manuscripts.

RO1 grant will study allergic diseases
(March 23, 2011)
Dr. Wilfried Karmaus will lead a study, funded by $2.8 million from NIH, on allergic diseases. The international team also includes Dr. Hongmei Zhang from Arnold School.

DSAC has news!
(March 23, 2011)
The Dean's Student Advisory Council has launched a new Web site and is seeking volunteers for the Relay for Life fundraiser, which will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Center puts food, activity in 'Healthy Context'
(March 23, 2011)
Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities draws on expertise across campus as it develops strong research program in nutrition.

Deadline is March 18 for student awards
(March 7, 2011)
Arnold School will honor student excellence through Jeffrey Keith Mattison Outstanding Student Achievement and Doctoral Achievement awards.

March: Colon Cancer Awareness Month
(March 7, 2011)
Arnold School's We Can! Colon Cancer Program marks month with events designed to raise awareness of colon cancer prevention, screening; gala to raise research funds

'Safe Sex Is Timeless'
(March 7, 2011)
Arnold School team earns second place in USC's fourth Project Condom 4 competition featuring "designer" garments made from condoms donated by ONE Condom of Boston.

Promotores program a first
(March 7, 2011)
Arnold School faculty, staff and students played leading roles in the recent conference, "Promotores, Impacting Community Health," the first of its kind in South Carolina.

Nutrition Symposium March 18
(March 2, 2011)
Arnold School's Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities will hold a March 18 symposium addressing the nationwide challenges of poor diet, physical activity.

February 2011

Sumter takes healthy steps
(February 14, 2011)
The Prevention Research Center's advocacy training program for community leaders in Sumter County is helping them take steps toward improved fitness, health.

Stuttering treatment gains attention
(February 14, 2011)
Hollywood has given voice to the problem of stuttering in the Oscar-nominated film 'The King's Speech,' which is receiving international critical acclaim and awards.

One for the books
(February 14, 2011)
In addition to pursuing a doctoral degree, an Arnold School student has collected books to be sent to Kenya, her native land, and is raising funds to ship them overseas.

WE CAN! part of February programs
(February 14, 2011)
A Feb. 22 event at USC by the WE CAN! Colon Cancer Program will highlight messages of prevention and early screening during Black History Month activities in the Midlands.

Nominations sought for 2011 Arnold Alumni Awards
(February 7, 2011)
The Arnold School is seeking nominations for its prestigious alumni awards through Friday, March 4.

Study enhances stroke research
(February 7, 2011)
A study in the journal Stroke examines the effectiveness of electrical stimulation to the brain to enhance cognitive, physical therapy for stroke patients with aphasia.

Nutrition policies get boost
(February 7, 2011)
Arnold School faculty member sees federal nutrition efforts getting a significant boost, thanks to expanded national policies and the commitment of U.S. First Lady.

Nutrition Symposium March 18
(February 7, 2011)
Arnold School's Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities is presenting symposium on the challenges of poor diet and physical inactivity.

January 2011

Study on cover of 'Chemical Reviews'
(January 21, 2011)
A study on bacterial signals, chemical communication in the environment -- led by Dr. Alan Decho -- is featured on the cover of the January issue of the journal Chemical Reviews.

Arnold School represented in MLK Social Justice Awards
(January 21, 2011)
Three from the Arnold School receive awards during USC's annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance.

Dr. Russ Pate speaks at National Press Club
(January 21, 2011)
A panel of leading health and medical experts, including the Arnold School's Dr. Russ Pate, addressed childhood obesity and mental health issues at Washington, D.C., meeting.

Faculty featured in Breakthrough Magazine
(January 14, 2011)
The Winter 2011 issue of USC's Breakthrough Magazine highlights University faculty, including two from the Arnold School, whose research has a global impact.

Add spice to winter menus
(January 14, 2011)
Columbia's Cooking! New classes offered by this popular program are sure to add extra flavor to your winter menus and make you the star of your own kitchen.

New Magellan studies funded
(January 14, 2011)
Arnold School faculty are mentoring a new group of students who have received awards through the Magellan Scholars program to fund research projects.

ODK bestows honor
(January 6, 2011)
Nominated for membership by her students, Dr. Kara Montgomery of the Arnold School was one of only three faculty to be inducted recently into the Chi Circle of ODK at USC.

HSPM alumnus Patterson named to advisory panel
(January 6, 2011)
Dr. Daniel Patterson, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

December 2010

University presents Norman J. Arnold with honorary degree
(December 14, 2010)
Arnold School benefactor is recognized for commitment to public health at December commencement ceremony.

'Moving to Opportunity' proves healthful
(December 14, 2010)
Dr. Natalie Colabianchi is studying what environmental factors are at play when low-income families make a move to better living conditions and become healthier and trimmer.

Researcher receives leadership award
(December 14, 2010)
Dr. Mindi Spencer is one of only six researchers in the United States to receive an award that will promote the work of junior researchers who are studying health disparities.

S.C. DHEC employees earn certificate
(December 14, 2010)
Applause! Seven public health professionals from S.C. DHEC are the first to be awarded the Continuing Education Certificate in Public Health Practice through the Arnold School.

Do organized sports ensure activity?
(December 6, 2010)
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine includes editorial on youth activity levels in organized sports by exercise experts Dr. Russ Pate and Dr. Jennifer O'Neill.

USC to award Norman J. Arnold an honorary degree
(December 2, 2010)
Arnold School benefactor will be recognized for commitment to public health.

Mark your calendars
(December 2, 2010)
Two programs on Dec. 8 focus on current issues in public health: Arnold School alumna will speak on healthcare reform, panel discussion will examine health disparities.

Clinical trials research
(December 2, 2010)
Dr. Daniela Friedman of the Arnold School is collaborating with journalism faculty on a study to increase awareness among rural South Carolinians about clinical trials.

Grad student earns prestigious award
(December 2, 2010)
Larrell L. Wilkinson of HSPM is the recipient of a prestigious doctoral dissertation award named for the founders of the Health Assessment Lab at Dartmouth's medical school.

Arnold School has adopted family of 8
(December 2, 2010)
A study in Journal of the American Medical Association finds that aerobic exercise, resistance training in combination improve glycemic levels for type 2 diabetes patients.

November 2010

Study in JAMA
(November 24, 2010)
A study in Journal of the American Medical Association finds that aerobic exercise, resistance training in combination improve glycemic levels for type 2 diabetes patients.

Dr. Steve Blair receives appointment
(November 18, 2010)
Back from Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Steve Blair delivers lecture at Iowa State University as the 2010 - 11 Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair in College of Human Sciences.

Kudos to HPEB
(November 18, 2010)
Attention, please! Faculty and students from the Arnold School's Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior have been recognized for scholarly achievement.

Graduate student receives honor
(November 18, 2010)
India Rose, an Arnold School doctoral student in HPEB, was selected by Delta Omega to present her research during its 13th annual Student Poster Session at APHA meeting.

University honors Arnold School alumna
(November 18, 2010)
Frances Ashe-Goins is 2010 recipient of USC's Outstanding Black Alumni Award.

Arnold School’s Drop-In at APHA
(November 3, 2010)
The academic achievements of Arnold School faculty Dr. Amy Brock Martin and Dr. Robert McKeown will be recognized at APHA’s 138th annual meeting.

Arnold School presence at APHA
(November 3, 2010)
Among the 12,000 public health professionals scheduled to attend the APHA meeting will be Arnold School faculty and staff who will be leading presentations.

Faculty to receive awards at APHA
(November 3, 2010)
The academic achievements of Arnold School faculty Dr. Amy Brock Martin and Dr. Robert McKeown will be recognized at APHA ’s 138th annual meeting.

October 2010

Dancing with the Deans
(October 27, 2010)
Give our Dean your vote in the upcoming Dancing with the Deans competition! The Fan Choice Award will be presented at the Dancing with the Deans event in December.

Arnold School celebrates 35 years of success
(October 27, 2010)
Patricia Moore-Pastides maintains a whirlwind schedule as the University’s First Lady and new author as she promotes her cookbook, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.

‘Cooking for Life’
(October 27, 2010)
Patricia Moore-Pastides maintains a whirlwind schedule as the University’s First Lady and new author as she promotes her cookbook, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life.

20th Anniversary of Exercise Science
(October 27, 2010)
A visionary move 20 years ago to establish a Department of Exercise Science at USC’s School of Public Health put Carolina at forefront of physical activity education, research.

Girls on the Run
(October 27, 2010)
An Arnold School graduate student is leading the Girls on the Run of Columbia – a national program to help girls in grades 3 – 8 become more physically active.

35th Anniversary Celebration, Vernberg Lecture will be Oct. 22
(October 4, 2010)
Go to LINK to make your reservations for the Arnold School’s 35th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon.

Clyburns support endowed scholarship
(October 14, 2010)
Congressman and Mrs. James E. Clyburn announce $100,000 gift to USC’s Arnold School of Public Health to endow a scholarship program benefiting Claflin University students.

Book signing will be Oct. 21
(October 14, 2010)
USC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides will sign copies of her book, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Rotunda of the Public Health Research Center.

An interview with actor Carl McIntyre
(October 14, 2010)
Carl McIntyre, whose story of survival after a stroke is the inspiration for Aphasia, will be a guest speaker at the Winona B. Vernberg Distinguished Lecture at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

Grants focus on women’s health issues
Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Exercise Science have received grants for AIDS prevention, healthy weight among pregnant women.

September 2010

Emory epidemiologist to speak Oct. 15
Dr. Carol Hogue, a leading maternal and child health expert, will speak Oct. 15 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. Her talk is open to USC faculty, students.

NSF grant links Arnold School, NanoCenter
(September 16, 2010)
Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing concern among healthcare professionals. But a new study brings the skills of scientists, Dr. Alan Decho and Dr. Brian Benicewicz, together to solve this problem.

Columbia’s Cooking! savory schedule
(September 27, 2010)
The Arnold School’s popular cooking and nutrition classes offer an array of options for Midlands area foodies interested in cooking low-fat menus, using fresh fruits and vegetables.

HPEB scholars collect an array of kudos
(September 27, 2010)
Alumni, students and faculty honored for professional activities, research into media shortcomings, health insurance disparities and teaching expertise.

Journalism meet to feature Arnold scholars
(September 27, 2010)
The Arnold School of Public Health faculty and doctoral students will have a key role in research presentations at this year’s USC Convergent Journalism conference, Oct. 11-12.

Study offers hope for stroke patients
(September 16, 2010)
A study by Dr. Julius Fridriksson in the Journal of Neuroscience shows brain cells can change roles after stroke.

Arnold School a leader on national obesity study
(September 16, 2010)
Arnold School researchers, led by Dr. Russ Pate, are part of a national team of scientists who will study community programs that are aimed at reducing the childhood obesity epidemic.

Did you know?
(September 16, 2010)
USC’s Magellan Scholars program, lauded by U.S.News & World Report, includes Arnold School students and faculty; doctoral students earn national recognition; PRC arthritis study is under way.

Center gets $4.9 million for five years
(September 16, 2010)
A CDC grant will enable the Prevention Research Center to assess and expand physical activity programs for low-income minority residents living in parts of Sumter County.

GoodBodies Program wins NIH video prize
(September 16, 2010)
Arnold School wins contest created on Facebook by We Can! ® (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) to help children and their families learn how to make healthy food, activity choices.

Leading medical university honors Dr. Steve Blair
(September 7, 2010)
Arnold School epidemiologist and exercise scientist is the 2010 recipient of the Folksam Prize in Epidemiological Research.

Studies appear in AJPH
(September 7, 2010)
The September issue of the American Journal of Public Health features studies by two Arnold School faculty members from HPEB, Dr. Jim Thrasher and Dr. Katrina Walsemann.

Wear jeans Sept. 15, and support Children’s Hospital
(September 7, 2010)
Miracle Jeans Day will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. A $5 contribution will support Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, which is part of the network.

Puentes Project aims to improve Latinos’ health
(September 7, 2010)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and local partners have contributed nearly $1 million to establish a program to help Latinos living in Richland and Lexington counties.

Mark your calendars
It’s the start of a new academic year. Dean Tom Chandler has scheduled meetings to update faculty on the “State of the School” and to seek staff input for the Arnold School.

August 2010

Researcher awarded NIH fellowship
(August 27, 2010)
Dr. Jennifer Trilk of the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group at the Arnold School is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty honored
(August 27, 2010)
Dr. James Hardin receives the 2010 H.O. Hartley Award from Texas A&M University; Dr. Sacoby Wilson is named to Exposure Sciences Committee of National Academy of Sciences.

Heroic battle against West Nile Virus
(August 27, 2010)
Over the past year, Dr. John Ureda has waged a battle for his life. The fight began when a mosquito carrying West Nile Virus bit him while he was doing yard work at his home.

Students, alumni give COMD high marks
(August 27, 2010)
Academic lineage dates to 1968. Today, the department’s success reaches statewide and nationally.

$6.7 million NIH grant is for health disparities
(August 20, 2010)
A $6.7 million grant from NIH will fund a Center of Excellence in the Social Promotion of Health Equity Research, Education and Community Engagement (CCE-SPHERE).

Alumna at White House for announcement
(August 13, 2010)
When President Obama recently unveiled the nation’s first domestic HIV/AIDS strategy, Dr. Bambi Gaddis was there for the briefing, which calls for heightened response.

Study looks at screening colonoscopies
(August 13, 2010)
In the largest published study on screening colonoscopies, Arnold School researchers find that tests by primary-care physicians get high rates on safety, effectiveness.

A ‘very complicated issue’
(August 13, 2010)
In a quest to better understand the nation’s obesity epidemic, Dr. Mei Sui has received NIH funding for a study on the patterns of weight and activity change in adults.

Cast your votes now!
(August 13, 2010)
Every vote counts for Arnold School’s GoodBodies program, which is entered in a Facebook video contest sponsored by We Can!® (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition).

Microbial fuel cell study under way
(August 2, 2010)
Bacteria in your tank? Not exactly. But scientists are working on a study, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to find ways of converting CO2 into alcohol-based fuel.

Study adds insight on rotavirus
(August 2, 2010)
Arnold School researchers’ work on study in European Journal of Pediatrics sheds light on role of breastfeeding to protect infants from rotavirus infections.

Study examines postpartum depression
(August 2, 2010)
An innovative study at the Arnold School will examine the benefits of using bright light therapy to relieve the symptoms of postpartum depression in new mothers.

Planning for the unexpected
(August 2, 2010)
As director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness, Dr. Jane Richter has spent seven years enhancing the Palmetto State’s efforts to deal with catastrophes.

Dr. Edith Williams awarded Pfizer Fellowship
(August 2, 2010)
The 2010 Pfizer Fellowship in Health Disparities will help fund Williams’ study on lupus in African-American women.

July 2010

Top honor for Dr. Paul Beattie
Dr. Paul Beattie has been installed as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Student-led study appears in New York Times
The New York Times ’ popular Phys Ed feature has highlighted a study on men’s physical activity that was led by Tatiana Warren, a Ph.D. student in exercise science.

What bacteria types do newborns have?
The Environmental Genomics Core Facility at the Arnold School conducted the DNA sequencing and analysis for a study of newborns and their bacterial communities.

Does diet affect carotid artery?
(June 23, 2010)
An Arnold School study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, identifies diet patterns that are believed to cause to problems of the common carotid artery.

Grandmother inspired career path
(July 14, 2010)
Summers, holidays spent with grandparents in Eutawville gave Arnold School’s Amy Brock Martin an attachment for rural communities – and ultimately a career in public health.

June 2010

Study focuses on combat troops
(June 23, 2010)
Many troops who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are battling another foe: post-traumatic stress disorder. An Arnold School study shows bright light therapy may help.

Epidemiologist receives national honors
(June 23, 2010)
Dr. Robert McKeown earns recognition for his contributions to public health.

Teaching grants aimed at large classrooms
(June 23, 2010)
Two Arnold School faculty members have received grants from USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence. The grants focus on enhancing discussion, learning in large classrooms.

Perinatal Awareness for Successful Outcomes
(June 16, 2010)
The PASOs program, which began in Columbia, puts Latina women in touch with programs a`nd services they need to ensure that they will have successful pregnancies, healthy babies.

From work-study student to manager
(June 16, 2010)
Dorothy Byrden joined the newly established School of Public Health as a work-study student in 1979. She didn’t know it then, but she was on her way to her ultimate career.

Free the Dean!
(June 16, 2010)
Say it isn’t so! Dr. Tom Chandler is headed to “jail.” However, his “incarceration” is for a good cause. He will be locked up Thursday, June 24, to help Jerry’s Kids© and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Arnold School researcher leads breast cancer study
(June 16, 2010)
Dr. Robin Puett is leading a team of USC and DHEC researchers who will study a possible link between breast cancer and environmental factors, including airborne pollutants.

Dementia Dialogues a statewide outreach
(June 7, 2010)
Jan Merling in the Office for the Study of Aging has helped 13,000 South Carolinians learn how to care for people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.

Philanthropy learned from parents
(June 7, 2010)
The quiet lessons of philanthropy that Elizabeth Newton learned from her parents will shape public health education and practice for generations in South Carolina.

Durstine honored with ACSM Citation Award
(June 7, 2010)
The American College of Sports Medicine selected Dr. Larry Durstine as the recipient of its Citation Award, which recognizes contributions to the exercise sciences.

Fulbright Scholarships awarded
(June 7, 2010)
Michelle Williams, a doctoral candidate, and Jessica Steele, a May graduate, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to pursue their academic and research interests abroad.

ACSM highlights study by exercise science student
(June 7, 2010)
A study on the link between cardiorespiratory fitness and stroke by John Siervedes, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Exercise Science, is highlighted at American College of Sports Medicine meeting.

May 2010

Dr. Russ Pate testifies at U.S. Senate hearing
(May 20, 2010)
USC exercise scientist tells Senate committee that students need PE.

Faculty member selected for Riley Institute
(May 20, 2010)
Dr. Myriam Torres has been a participant in the Diversity Leadership Initiative of Furman University ’s Richard W. Riley Institute, which addresses key public policy issues.

A Relay for Life success story
(May 20, 2010)
Arnold School students surpass goal – and last year’s total -- in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life competition. COMD claims the Coin War trophy.

Nutrition research news
(May 20, 2010)
Researchers from the Arnold School and its Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities recently presented studies at Experimental Biology 2010.

Radioactive cesium plagues children of Chernobyl
(May 20, 2010)
More than 24 years after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, a new study by Arnold School researchers finds that soil with high radioactive cesium levels may affect lung health.

A rite of spring
(May 12, 2010)
Hooding Ceremony marks ‘transformation’ for 169 new public health professionals who are entering healthcare field destined to have shortage of workers.

Moments to remember
(May 12, 2010)
Photographs from the 2010 Hooding Ceremony are now available online. Tom Johnson of the Arnold School has put together nearly 400 photographs from the ceremony.

Arnold Alumni Awards honor university professors
(May 12, 2010)
The Norman J. Arnold Medal and the Gerry Sue Arnold Award recognize two alumni whose research, careers are focused on the cause of good health in young people.

Exceptional achievement recognized
(May 12, 2010)
Applause, applause! Arnold School faculty, students and alumni receive awards highlighting their exceptional achievements in teaching, research, academics and service.

Documentary highlights Waverly Initiative
(May 4, 2010)
A documentary created by S.C. Honors College student Kelly Scriven highlights the Waverly Public Health Initiative that was inspired from classes that she took at Arnold School.

Arnold School has key role in new activity plan
(May 4, 2010)
A National Physical Plan released May 3 in Washington, D.C., was coordinated by the Prevention Research Center and the CDC. Dr. Russ Pate led the committee’s work.

April 2010

And the winners are …
(April 29, 2010)
Arnold School of Public Health students and faculty are the recipients of prestigious honors and awards as the 2009 – 10 academic year comes to an end.

USC Educational Foundation honors faculty
(April 29, 2010)
Arnold School faculty members Dr. Sara Wilcox and Dr. Russ Pate are named recipients of top awards from the USC Educational Foundation during April ceremony.

Arnold School alumna loses battle against cancer
(April 26, 2010)
Beloved Arnold School colleague Olga Ogousson, whose nine-year struggle with cancer set a memorable standard for courage, will be remembered for her determination.

“Civil Rights Act of 21st Century”
(April 15, 2010)
The third annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 9, in Russell House Ballroom and will feature Clyburn as the guest speaker.

Arnold School student is ‘Woman of the Year’
(April 9, 2010)
Jessica Steele named recipient of prestigious University award that honors the undergraduate who exemplifies academic achievement, service and leadership and is involved in campus, community activities.

A new Ph.D. and a new era for Carolina
(April 2, 2010)
Hired by Warren Giese, Dr. Russ Pate came to the University of South Carolina and became part of a new era as public health education was changing in South Carolina and the United States.

Doctoral student already making a difference
(April 2, 2010)
Anna Cass, who is pursuing her PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics, is studying hospital-acquired infections, a major concern in healthcare today.

March 2010

Study continues on sleep apnea
(March 26, 2010)
Participants needed for CDC-funded study that is examining the role that physical activity has on reducing sleep apnea and its associated health risks.

Public Health Week features Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture
(March 23, 2010)
The third annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 9, in Russell House Ballroom and will feature Clyburn as the guest speaker.

March brunch to support Cancer Society
(March 23, 2010)
DSAC’s $5 pancake, sausage and fruit juice brunch on Friday, March 26, tied to annual USC Relay for Life fundraiser in support of American Cancer Society.

Nominations sought for Faculty Awards
(March 23, 2010)
Don’t delay! Deadline is March 31 to submit names for the Arnold School Faculty Awards that will be presented at Hooding Ceremony in May.

E-advocacy emerges as health campaign tool
(March 23, 2010)
Arnold School faculty member looking at ways E-advocacy can be used to address health disparities, provide links to valuable health information.

Arnold School faculty featured at conference
(March 23, 2010)
The inaugural USC Institute for African American Research conference March 24 – 26 will highlight issues in public health, education, and immigration.

COMD alum is ‘Super Duper’
(March 12, 2010)
After earning a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, Sharon Webber created a business that could be used by speech therapists for children.

‘Walking the walk’ is a good plan for health
(March 12, 2010)
With a goal of taking five million steps during his 70th year, exercise scientist Dr. Steve Blair practices what he preaches: “Get out of your chair and start walking for at least 30 minutes every day.”

March events bring awareness to colon cancer
(March 1, 2010)
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness about this common, but treatable form of cancer. Dress in blue, and promote screening!

Food lovers delight in Columbia's Cooking!
(March 1, 2010)
Cancer Prevention and Control Program experts have learned to multi-task their research kitchen, offering healthy cooking classes to Midlands residents.

Hooding ceremony will honor students
(March 1, 2010)
Who is the most outstanding among us? The deadline is March 19 to nominate students for the Arnold School’s annual awards.

February 2010

Study aims at improving infant, child feeding
(February 26, 2010)
Arnold School scientists will use grant from initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve eating patterns among children in Mexican community.

School receives U.S. flag from war zone
(February 18, 2010)
Air Force Capt. Ronnie Mack, an HSPM alumnus, returns to the Arnold School to present a U.S. flag from his tour of duty at a field hospital in Kyrgyzstan.

Public Health 2.0: Communicate clearly
(February 11, 2010)
Technology, mass media bombard people with health messages that can be confusing, so that making healthcare decisions is a challenge for many.

HSPM student helps with Haitian relief program
(February 11, 2010)
Kolby Taylor says photos from ravaged island show results from relief efforts put together by S.C. Hospital Association and the Haiti Children Project.

USC plan to boost healthy eating in our state
(February 4, 2010)
The goal of new project by S.C. Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) is to make fruits and vegetables available to more people in the Palmetto State.

January 2010

Nominations now open for Arnold awards
(January 27, 2010)
Our school’s top two alumni awards will be presented on Hooding Day, May 6, in honor of Norman J. and Gerry Sue Arnold. Nomination form available to download. Deadline has been extended until February 26.

Arnold School cosponsor of de Graaf lecture
(January 27, 2010)
What’s an Economy for Anyway? is topic of presentation by veteran documentary filmmaker and social activist who will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in Gambrell Hall.

Glover presented MLK Social Justice Award
(January 22, 2010)
Veteran faculty member lauded for her “consistent commitment to educational outreach and research aimed at eliminating disparities."

Columbia teens part of sex behavior study
(January 22, 2010)
Arnold School researcher Dr. Robert Valois says project finds media messages are powerful tool in changing sexually-risky behavior of black youth.

Fridriksson studies praised by researcher
(January 22, 2010)
Pair of aphasia studies making rounds of scientific blogs following warm endorsement by Dr. Whitney Anne Postman-Caucheteux of Temple University.

Arnold faculty to advise EdVenture efforts
(January 13, 2010)
Dr. Ed Frongillo and Dr. Heather Brandt on advisory panel to help children’s museum expand its health programming and encourage youngsters to seek careers in science and math.

Tackling global health risks prevents deaths
(January 12, 2010)
Global life expectancy could be increased by nearly five years by addressing five factors affecting health according to a report published by the World Health Organization.

December 2009

USC’s Project Condom wins plaudits abroad
(December 9, 2009)
Arnold faculty members Dr. Lisa Lindley and Dr. Lucy Annang are championing imaginative safe sex program that involves students who design garments made of colorful condoms.

Physical Therapy Program reaccredited
(December 4, 2009)
Dr. Bruce McClenaghan says accreditation acknowledges the program’s strength, unique mission in delivering physical therapists to the health care community.

November 2009

Arnold School is partner in new geriatric clinic
(November 30, 2009)
Palmetto Health and the Arnold School’s Physical Therapy Program have established a comprehensive clinic in downtown Columbia to study and treat mobility issues in South Carolina’s aging population.

Rural health group honors Amy Brock Martin
(November 30, 2009)
Deputy director of the South Carolina Rural Research Center is recipient of the 2009 Recognition Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

Durstine returning to speak in China
(November 4, 2009)
During two week visit he will speak in four cities on “exercise as medicine” and “exercise management for persons with chronic diseases and disabilities.”

Annual food drive underway at school
(November 4, 2009)
Student Association is asking students, faculty and staff for donations of canned food and other items for the Harvest Hope Food Bank. Drive is critical for many families during economic downturn.

October 2009

Offering hope along a war-torn border
(October 28, 2009)
Physical therapy student Rachel Clagett finds an extraordinary job fitting prosthetic hands and providing rehabilitation to landmine survivors on the Thailand/Burma frontier.

Advancing public health in Eurasia
(October 20, 2009)
Uzbekistan native Zebo Ibragimova seeking HBEB degree as part of fellowship program named in honor of Edmund Muskie, the late Maine senator and U.S. Secretary of State.

Feigley testifies on Navy study’s finding
(October 18, 2009)
USC expert tells Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that a study of issues surrounding pollution at Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Japan needs additional work.

HIV program gets $1.49 million from CDC
(October 16, 2009)
Award brings to more than $15 million in funding for program operated by the CDC through a cooperative agreement with the Association of Schools of Public Health.

Program targets N. Charleston pollution
(October 12, 2009)
Dr. Sacoby Wilson to use $1.2 million NIH grant to help residents of seven poor neighborhoods address environmental issues in South Carolina ’s third largest city.

Arnold School honors benefactors
(October 2, 2009)
First family Gerry Sue and Norman Arnold honored with the unveiling of a bas relief in the entrance to the Public Health Research Center on Assembly St.

Supercourse subject of Vernberg Lecture
(October 12, 2009)
Dr. Ronald E. LaPorte will detail project with a network of more than 65,000 scientists in 174 countries who are sharing, for free, a library of 3712 lectures in 31 languages.

Glover to keynote Women’s Conference
(October 2, 2009)
Sponsored by the Vision Leadership Institute, the 2009 Healthy Women Now Conference, “Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves,” was held Oct. 17 at the Columbia Marriott.

New ENHS chair outlines challenges
(October 1, 2009)
Dr. Dwayne A. Porter says his department has key role in educating the public that human activities have long-term consequences for the environment.

September 2009

Big hits don’t only happen on the gridiron
(September 30, 2009)
Carolina’s major academic initiatives are having a big impact on the Palmetto State and beyond. Celebrate a different one during the week of each home football game this season.

Blair is co-director of new center
(September 29, 2009)
Technology Center to Enhance Healthful Lifestyles being created with $3 million in startup funds from the state’s Centers of Economic Excellence Program.

Hébert honored with prestigious cancer award
(September 29, 2009)
Director of the S.C. Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arnold School of Public Health will receive more than $800,000 over five years.

Brain research featured in journal
(September 23, 2009)
Arnold School faculty members assembled two years of research on the state of the nation’s perceptions about cognitive health for a special issue of The Gerontologist.

Sleep study volunteers sought
(September 23, 2009)
Arnold School researcher Chris Kline studying whether physical activity will reduce the severity of sleep apnea, which affects 10-15 percent of the population.

McKeown named IAHC interim chief
(September 14, 2009)
EPIBIOS chair to manage the institute over the next year as it becomes fully operational in support of partnership between USC and Greenville Hospital System.

Diabetic undergrad recipient of $5,000 scholarship
(September 9, 2009)
Exercise Science junior Heather Welch of Spartanburg is winner of Novo Nordisk award targeted for young people who have diabetes and play competitive tennis.

PhD candidate wins $35,000 dissertation grant
(September 9, 2009)
HPEB student Faith Fletcher will use CDC funding to support research project seeking to understand pregnancy intentions in HIV-positive black women.

New tenure-track faculty members on board
(September 2, 2009)
Dr. Swann Arp Adams, Dr. Deborah Billings, Dr. Roger D. Newman-Norlund, and Dr. David C. Volz bring a wealth of experience and scholarship to Arnold School of Public Health.

August 2009

How They Did It: Public Health
(August 24, 2009)
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights new public health undergraduate program.

DASH Diet may help prevent type 2 diabetes
(August 24, 2009)
Arnold School researcher Dr. Angela Liese is pioneer in studying diet that features vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products for its potential to reduce risk of diabetes.

Third edition of Durstine textbook released
(August 18, 2009)
ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities offers both exercise and health professionals the latest research and applications for integrating exercise into the treatment of 49 chronic diseases and disabilities.

Alumna “home” for sabbatical after 17 years
(August 17, 2009)
Murphy Brown was still on TV and Bill Clinton was campaigning for the White House when Libyan microbiologist Dr. Kheiria El-Figi last set foot on the USC Campus.

HIV prevention program marks decennial
(August 19, 2009)
Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership has trained more than 300 professionals who are working today in an expanding network of community-based organizations.

Pate to study exercise decline in children
(August 14, 2009)
He’ll seek answers to why physical activity levels decrease in many children during the transition from elementary to middle school.

Scholars awarded black study grants
(August 12, 2009)
Dr. Saundra Glover, doctoral candidate Debeshi Maitra, to use grants for research that enhances the scholarly study and public understanding of race and black life in S.C. and beyond.

Lauren Hartnagel’s story comes full circle
(August 10, 2009)
She spends COMD externship working with youngsters in the same medical center where she received life transforming surgery 23 years ago.

Arnold scientist taking stock of nanotechnology
(August 4, 2009)
Following example of Rachel Carson, Dr. Shosaku Kashiwada wants to be sure that new products, techniques don’t turn out to be harmful to the world’s environment.

New PhD to join Cyber Mentor Program
(August 4, 2009)
Dr. Jason D. Coleman is one of 14 persons in the United States selected as a mentee in a two-year online program matching new researchers with experienced scientific investigators.

July 2009

Feigley studying copper’s antibacterial value
(July 23, 2009)
Barracks at Fort Jackson outfitted with HVAC system made with copper components that promise to control growth of disease-causing germs that also produce indoor odors, cut efficiency of air handing equipment.

Arnold scientists to evaluate technology
(July 15, 2009)
EPIBIOS and EXSC experts will have key role in refining technologies emerging from new $10 million Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Sciences Center in Greenville.

Tom Chandler Named Dean of the Arnold School of Public Health
(July 15, 2009)
G. Thomas Chandler, interim dean of the Arnold School of Public Health since August 2007, has been named dean of the school.

Study finds no consensus on optimum diet
(July 6, 2009)
Writing in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Dr. Anwar T. Merchant reports that group of healthy Canadians tended to consume a moderate carbohydrate diet.

PH research adventures in equatorial Africa
(July 1, 2009)
Doctoral student Michelle Williams is researching cervical and breast cancer issues during summer session in Kumasi, Ghana on the west coast of Africa.

June 2009

Natural compound boosts energy and endurance
(June 25, 2009)
Dr. Mark Davis’ study finds that quercetin, an antioxidant/anti-inflammatory compound, can help performance of athletes, soldiers – even average adults.

ENH students win prestigious NOAA fellowships
(June 25, 2009)
Doctoral candidates Michelle Johnston and Lisa Vandiver to spend a year in Washington working for a federal agency addressing marine issues.

Studies support cigarette branding changes
(June 17, 2009)
Dr. Jim Thrasher says new law gives the FDA authority to change how U.S. cigarettes are labeled; he points out some of the options.

Taylor awarded prestigious ACHE scholarship
(June 16, 2009)
Second year HSPM student weighing career in medicine receives $5,000 award from the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Study seeks to halt epidemic of childhood obesity
(June 11, 2009)
Using Photovoice methodology, West Columbia Latinas to photograph neighborhoods, showing opportunities and challenges for their youngsters to exercise.

Study to probe endocrine-related cancers
(June 9, 2009)
Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Dr. Lee Ferguson are seeking to understand how xenoestrogens react with cells in breasts, lungs to possibly produce cancer.

Arnold grad on list of movers, shakers
(June 8, 2009)
Raleigh, N.C. executive Dr. William K. Atkinson, who has an Arnold School master’s degree, nominated to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” for 2009.

Cancer diagnosis more deadly in African Americans
(June 2, 2009)
A study on deaths among African Americans diagnosed with cancer gives a grim picture of survival.

CPCP celebrate relocation
(June 2, 2009)
Director Dr. James Hébert says event marks a milestone in the state’s struggle with the largest cancer disparities in the United States and, in some instances, in the world.

May 2009

Arnold scientist player in anti-tobacco efforts
(May 25, 2009)
Dr. Jim Thrasher is activist in backing World Health Organization's efforts to curtail spread of tobacco use and to call attention to tobacco's negative health consequences.

Students, faculty, alumni earn array of honors
(May 8, 2009)
The Arnold School of Public Health recognizes exceptional achievements by students, faculty and alumni during the 2009 Hooding Ceremony.

Jackson warns of global warming challenge
(May 7, 2009)
Most significant environmental test in the history of human species, says speaker at school’s 22nd annual Hooding Ceremony.

Jackson warns of global warming challenge
(May 7, 2009)
Most significant environmental test in the history of human species, says speaker at school’s 22nd annual Hooding Ceremony.

Study links diabetes and lack of sleep
(May 1, 2009)
Research by Angela Liese, Debbie Beihl finds short sleep independent predictor for Type 2 Diabetes.

April 2009

Jackson is Hooding, Delta Omega speaker
(April 28, 2009)
Environmental writer, agriculturist will deliver Delta Omega lecture on May 6, speak to grads at Hooding the next day.

Faculty members connecting via new media
(April 27, 2009)
Dr. Jan Probst, Dr. James Hébert are publishing blogs, Facebook pages, trying new ways to share ideas and experiences with students, friends and academic colleagues.

Davis wins Ed. Foundation Research Award
(April 27, 2009)
Cited for cutting edge work, veteran exercise science professor is the recipient of one of the university’s most prestigious annual prizes for research and scholarship.

USC, Claflin establish joint degree program
(April 22, 2009)
Claflin students will have opportunity to earn bachelor’s degree in biology, master’s degree in public health over five years.

Class wins Environmental Stewardship award
(April 21, 2009)
Nine students in spring 2008 HPEB class developed recycling program that was funded by Association of School of Public Health.

Wanted: Type 2 diabetics to test new device
(April 21, 2009)
USC researchers are testing a high-tech armband that may help Type 2 diabetics make lifestyle changes and bring their disease under control.

Voice Foundation applauds Bonilha's research
(April 20, 2009)
Heather Bonilha is recipient of first Sataloff Award, named in honor of Dr. Robert Sataloff, head of the oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice medicine, science, and education.

Graduate student scholarship recognized
(April 13, 2009)
Arnold School graduate students capture nine awards in poster and oral presentations during the university’s annual Graduate Student Day competition

Louisville PH leader to deliver Clyburn Lecture
(April 10, 2009)
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, will speak April 21 in honor of SC congressman James E. Clyburn.

Assessing the risks of nanoparticles
(April 8, 2009)
A national search has begun for an endowed chair scientist to lead the new Center for Nanoenvironmental Research and Risk Assessment.

March 2009

Arnold grad is new assistant CEO for SOPHE
(March 30, 2009)
Michael Dickey to provide senior oversight to group’s agreement with CDC to develop programs that support healthy lifestyles.

Carson to address cachexia conference
(March 25, 2009)
Exercise science researcher heads USC team studying role of inflammation in development of wasting syndrome in cancer victims.

Fit women less likely to die from breast cancer
(March 23, 2009)
USC researchers find that to avoid risk of disease women should consider a program of moderate intensity exercise – like walking – over 150 minutes per week

Cancer screening program targets older residents
(March 23, 2009)
Duke Endowment supporting effort to raise community awareness about colon cancer prevention, urge participation in screening opportunities.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in wasterwater plant
(March 19, 2009)
Microbiologist Dr. Sean Norman says his research had found pathogenic genes lurking  in a coastal wastewater treatment plant, posing a potential public health threat.

Harvard expert to deliver Vernberg Lecture
(March 19, 2009)
Dr. Douglas W. Dockery to speak March 25 on air quality and health at annual lecture honoring late Arnold School dean.

Banned pesticide DDT still a public health threat
(March 17, 2009)
Arnold School researcher Dr. Wilfried Karmaus’ study among Michigan women shows breakdown product, DDE, may contribute to obesity.

School again backing Relay for Life drive
(March 16, 2009)
Dean's Student Advisory Council seeking volunteers to raise $1,000 or more for the American Cancer Society. A March 27 pancake brunch also will help raise funds for annual drive.

Working toward healthier, better trained soldiers
(March 3, 2009)
Arnold School Center studying minority health disparities and their impact on the Army’s basic training attrition rate.

Two new faculty members join Arnold School
(March 3, 2009)
Dr. Denise A. Finneran and Dr. D. Phuong "Phoenix" Do, researchers with interests in health disparities and childhood language disorders, have joined the Arnold School faculty.

February 2009

PhD candidate wins grant to study program
(February 24, 2009)
Michelle Williams to examine the Shop Talk Movement which trains barbers and stylists to talk to their clients about colon cancer screening and early detection.

Physical Activity Plan is focus of DC meeting
(February 17, 2009)
Arnold School’s Prevention Research Center and exercise science experts Russell Pate and Steve Blair play key role in organizing landmark conference in Washington.

Duke funds boost new PH certificate program
(February 16, 2009)
$375,800 grant also will help strengthen and unify Arnold School's patchwork of distance learning efforts, says Dr. Greg Hand, associate dean for research and practice.

Jennifer Copen wins John Luehrs Fellowship
(February 11, 2009)
Fellowship named in honor of late AARP official presented to second year COMD speech pathology student with high academic marks and daunting schedule.

Diabetic youth can lower risk of hypertension
(February 11, 2009)
USC researcher Angela Liese says the key is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.

Remember the Past…
Support the Future

(February 4, 2009)
Help the Vernberg Memorial Committee fully fund the Winona Vernberg Fellowship to honor her memory.

Swimming can cut men’s risk of dying in half
(February 3, 2009)
Research by exercise expert Stephen Blair finds that swimming appears to be a healthy alternative to other kinds of physical activity including running and walking.

Students labor at arboretum in memory of MLK
(February 3, 2009)
On a wintery day students from the Arnold School’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders work outdoors in memory of Dr. King’s teachings of nonviolence and social justice.

Grad’s healthcare management book praised
(February 2, 2009)
Greg Carlson says he and his co-author, Tom Atchison, wanted to share insights learned over many years as consultant and hospital manager.

Alan Decho and colleagues make journal cover
(February 2, 2009)
Recently published article describing how bacteria use chemical communication made the cover of the February issue of the journal Environmental Microbiology.

January 2009

EdVenture Children’s Museum honors alumna
(Jaunary 15, 2009)
Former alumna and faculty member Dr. Suzan D. Boyd recognized for her long-standing commitment to the well-being of the state’s children.

Two Arnold graduates recognized by The State
(January 15, 2009)
Forrest L. Alton and Rozalynn B. Goodwin selected for newspaper’s 20 under 40 class for 2009 that recognizes them for their business talent, community involvement.

Web visitors rate Wilcox article in top 10
(January 13, 2009)
Among most influential articles about research effort supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2008, says group's research chief.

Group begins state cervical cancer campaign
(January 9, 2009)
Cancer researcher Dr. Heather Brandt heads effort to combat
disease that strikes some 200 S.C. women each year.

Thompson named 2008 Professor of the Year
(January 8, 2009)
Arnold School alumna Dr. Sharon Thompson has been named the Governor's 2008 Professor of the Year for four-year institutions of higher education.

Memorial Jan. 23 for Dean Emeritus Vernberg
(January 6, 2009)
University to honor longtime leader who played key role in founding School of Public Health at USC

December 2008

Grad student wins prestigious scholarship
(December 12, 2008)
Aaron Lane, who grew up in the Navajo Nation, to attend 2008-2009 Johns Hopkins Winter Institute to study health needs of Native Americans.

Faculty members recognized for mentoring
(December 12, 2008)
Magellan Scholars projects range from Russian orphan services to diabetes prevention among Columbia area Latinos.

Sedentary behavior article awarded kudos
(December 11, 2008)
Report by Dr. Russ Pate, and PhD students Jennifer O’Neil and Felipe Lobelo listed in 2008 Top Ten by Medscape, leading medical web site.

Public health principles help new mayor
(December 3, 2008)
Mayor Elise Partin of Cayce says working at grassroots level is best way to influence people - and achieve political success.

HPEB student to reunite with family
(December 2, 2008)
Friends and colleagues of Olga Ogoussan have made it possible for her parents to visit from West Africa following the return of breast cancer.

School adopts two Midlands families
(December 2, 2008)
Lexington and Columbia couples, kids in need of clothing, bedding, toiletries, toys, and financial assistance.

November 2008

A 'Southern Fried' view of Public Health
(November 24, 2008)
Dr. Mindi Spencer's class looks at how public health evolved and how the problems of the past linger today.

Study finds nursing builds healthier lungs
(November 13 2008)
Arnold School researchers Ogbuanu and Karmaus also propose new baby bottle to mimic effort involved in breastfeeding.

Steven Blair honored by Heart Association
(November 12, 2008)
Exercise science guru recognized for research that established benefits of aerobic exercise in establishing cardio-respiratory fitness.

USC report: Study attracts younger cohort
(November 12, 2008)
USC findings offer clues on how to recruit teens, other youth into future studies on prevalence, incidence of diabetes.

Researcher to speak on Alzheimer’s genetics
(November 11, 2008)
Dr. William Scott to address colloquium at PHRC in celebration of 20th anniversary of South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Registry.

Dietetic Association honors USC’s Russ Pate
(November 6, 2008)
Arnold School professor presented with honorary membership by ADA, one of the highest honors the group can present to a non-member.

Alum Susan Kirby named to national panel
(November 5, 2008)
Now a private public health practitioner in San Diego, she is working on project to assure DrPH grads have the right credentials.

Study to probe stroke and exercise links
(November 4, 2008)
Dr. Steven Hooker’s $2.9 million, RO1 grant to look at effects of physical activity on stroke and cognitive decline.

Study finds pediatric dental care lacking
(November 4, 2008)
Arnold School’s Dr. Amy Brock Martin says one-fourth of U.S. children have had no checkups in at least a year.

Research Center get $2.6 million grant
(November 4, 2008)
Funds to support rural healthcare studies, particularly among minorities, over the next four years.

October 2008

Keynote speaker at international symposium
(October 22, 08)
Dr. Alan Decho, USC’s expert on stromatolites, delivers address at University of Göttingen, site of conference of scientists from 18 nations.

Study will probe gene linked to weight gain
(October 14, 2008)
Student researcher Andrey Bortsov has grant from American Heart Association to support two-year study of FTO gene.

Arnold researcher named to APHA council
(October 8, 2008)
Dr. Crystal Piper is new member of Governing Council for the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section.

Communications certificate program begun
(October 7, 2008)
Three USC schools collaborate to offer program to develop expertise in health communications for students, working professionals.

Study shows programs can work for seniors
(October 3, 2008)
Arnold School results reveal physical activity programs developed by researchers can work in real life settings.

September 2008

Planned gift is Fair’s way of saying ’thank you’
(September 24, 2008)
HPEB grad, now Meharry faculty member, recalls how important fellowship was to her becoming the person she is today.

COMD awarded tuition assistance grants
(September 15, 2008)
Department has $1.6 million to help train speech-language pathologists to work in South Carolina’s public schools.

Friedman honored for prostate cancer study
(September 11, 2008)
Zimmer New Investigator Award recognizes research on prostate cancer awareness among African-American men.

Language skills pay off for COMD graduate
(September 9, 2008)
Spanish-speaking Mamie Knight lands dream exchange program at university in Costa Rica where hospitality abounds.

Arnold School administrative realignments
(September 9, 2008)
Hand and Addy gain new responsibilities, search for new dean renewed, acting dean agrees to serve another year.

Physical therapy program earns high marks
(September 2, 2008)
Program ranked in top third in nation by U.S. News and World Report’s 2009 list of "America's Best Graduate Schools."

August 2008

Ads showcase center’s people, projects
(August 29, 2008)
Speech & Hearing Research Center turns to newspaper series to spotlight services and talented staff of professionals.

Aelion to head SPH at UMass Amherst
(August 29, 2008)
Longtime Arnold School faculty member, associate dean of research, returns to lead program at her alma mater.

Arnold School welcomes 5 new tenure-track faculty
(August 11, 2008)
Five persons will join the Arnold School of Public Health this month as tenure-track faculty members.

NIH awards USC $1.09 million training grant
(August 11, 2008)
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a prestigious $1.09 million research training grant to the USC to enhance training for doctoral students in the fields of epidemiology, exercise science and psychology.

Arnold alumnae Gaddist named CNN Hero
(August 1, 2008)
News network recognizes pioneering HIV/AIDS leader for extraordinary efforts in battling devastating disease.

July 2008

Russ Pate says fitness and academics linked
(July 25, 2008)
USC fitness expert testifies to Congress on behalf of FIT Kids Act which would set national goals for schools.

SCPHI receives $886,000 Duke grant
(July 22, 2008)
Funds to support institute in expanding its mission to promote informed health policy, leadership, and prevention efforts.

Dementia dialogues reaches 10,000
(July 22, 2008)
The Office for the Study of Aging welcomed the 10,000th participant to the series and celebrated the 5,000th graduate.

EXSC professor awarded a VA Merit Award
(July 17, 2008)
Shawn Youngstedt to study novel treatments for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Colleagues extend kudos to new USC chief
(July 14, 2008)
The appointment of Dr. Harris Pastides as USC’s new president drew high praise from friends and academic colleagues at the Arnold School of Public Health where Pastides once served as dean.

Exercise Science PhD student awarded grant
(July 11, 2008)
Chris Kline is the recipient of a Public Health Research Dissertation Award from the Center for Disease Control.

Robert McKeown is new chair of EPID/BIOS
(July 2, 2008)
Seventeen-year faculty veteran, USC graduate to assume leadership position following departure of John Vena.

June 2008

Mini-grants boosting health in Sumter County
(June 2008)
The USC Prevention Research Center has helped Sumter County groups with small grants to build walking tracks, parks in underserved areas. Article posted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study to compare stroke rehab therapies
(June 25, 2008)
Researcher Dr. Stacy Fritz will evaluate outcomes of two procedures to see which produces best results.

James Carson receives RO1 for research
(June 23, 2008)
The National Cancer Institute funded a four-year RO1 grant to examine the causes of severe muscle wasting caused by colon cancer.

APHA magazine spotlights USC program
(June 23, 08)
Students in Daniela Friedman’s class create community program focusing on importance of recycling.

Heather Bonilha wins ASHA research award
(June 18, 2008)
Junior faculty member in COMD is sole national recipient for Early Career Contributions in Research Award..

S.C. Cancer Alliance honors James Burch
(June 17, 2008)
Arnold School epidemiologist recognized for research and efforts to expand opportunities for colorectal cancer screening.

Grants, contract income up over last year
(June 17, 2008)
Arnold officials say increase is good news at a time when winning funding support has become increasingly competitive.

Gamers wanted; no experience required
(June 5, 2008)
With a straight face, exercise science researcher Stacy Fritz is calling for volunteers to come play video games in her USC laboratory.

Beloved colleague Murray Lee Vincent dies
(June 2, 2008)
Memorial service at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rutledge Chapel; family visitation on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home.

President's Council honors USC's Russ Pate
(June 1, 2008)
2008 Science Honor Award goes to longtime USC faculty member for significant contributions to nation's health and wellness.

May 2008

Martin named 2008 Rural Educator of the Year
(may 29, 2008)
Veteran worker in her field and Arnold Alumna also elected president-elect of South Carolina Rural Health Association.

ENHS researcher to probe cause of psoriasis
(May 28, 2008)
Maria-Eugenia Ariza to use $50,000 grant to study skin disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide.

Angela Liese will lead research center
(May 28, 2008)
Veteran epidemiologist to become director of USC’s Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities.

Allergy risk may be programmed in the womb
(May 21, 2008)
USC researcher Dr. Wilfred Karmaus finds first-borns are more likely to carry a gene variant that raises their risk of allergy.

School debuts new undergraduate programs
(May 15, 2008)
BA and BS degrees will expand student options, address increasing shortage of trained public health workers.

Volunteers raise $1,835 for Cancer Society
(May 14, 2008)
Relay for Life @ USC drive nets nearly double original goal of $1,000; pancake breakfast contributes to success.

Students, faculty, alumni earn array of honors
(May 14, 2008)
The Arnold School of Public Health recognized exceptional achievements by students, faculty and alumni during the 2008 Hooding Ceremony.

2008 Arnold Award Winners
(May 12, 2008)
Patrick McBride and Swann Adams presented with prestigious awards that honor service and scholarship.

Group names Probst outstanding researcher
(May 5, 2008)
Arnold School scientist cited for efforts at national and state levels to better serve vulnerable rural poor and minority populations.

April 25 declared James E. Clyburn Day
(May 2, 2008)
Dr. Lovell A. Jones spoke at the inaugural James E. Clyburn Lecture.

2008 Arnold grads to hear from Dr. Sorensen
(May 2, 2008)
Outgoing USC president to encourage grads to take the lessons from their research and use it to improve the health of the public.

April 2008

Alumna weaving a new design in Guatemala
(April 21, 2008)
Karen Piegorsch's ergonomic bench is helping improve productivity of weavers in Guatemala.

Students Recognized On Graduate Student Day
(April 10, 2008)
Ten Public Health students won prizes for posters or oral presentations at the 2008 Graduate Student Day Competition.

Updating alumni on healthcare issues
(April 4, 2008)
Focus is on needs of seniors, reports from health science experts, the AARP and the SeniorSMART geriatric independence effort.

State making progress on recycling front
(April 2, 2008)
Doctoral candidate Greg Dominick explains why that’s good news and what Arnold School students are doing to advance the cause.

March 2008

Blair gift to support inactivity studies
(March 26, 2008)
Exercise Science professor says lack of exercise is greatest modifiable public health threat of the 21st Century.

Weis named Health Professional of the Year
(March 24, 2008)
Arnold School doctoral candidate cited for her work in DHEC’s injury and violence data reporting program.

Students launch public health campaign
(March 20, 2008)
Dr. Daniela Friedman's communication class to promote environmental and public health awareness.

USC Experts make major contributions
(March 20, 2008)
James Hebert and Tom Hurley were statistical coordinators for The Journal of Nutrition special supplement

Clyburn lecture to feature cancer expert
(March 19, 2008)
Dr. Lovell A. Jones of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to deliver first lecture honoring Sixth District Rep. James A. Clyburn.

Study about food for the body and soul
(March 19, 2008)
Program headed by Arnold School’s Sara Wilcox helping AME churches set eating, exercise guidelines and practices.

Ph.D. candidate heads housing effort
(March 19, 2008)
Epidemiology student David Parker will assist homeless residents find permanent housing in City of Columbia.

Abstracts describing disparities research due by April 16
(March 16, 2006)
Researchers studying South Carolina’s wide array of health disparities are invited to submit examples of their work for a poster session following the inaugural James A. Clyburn Lecture on April 25, 2008.

Oh! The sweet sound of success
(March 11, 2008)
Meet the 2008 South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association Ambassador, a USC Cochlear Implant user.

Doctoral candidate to don USPHS uniform
(March 5, 2008)
Tracy Rene Powell will spend summer tour of duty working with STD team on Native American reservation in Arizona.

Women's group honors former Arnold dean
(March 4, 2008)
Donna Richter recognized for her role in advancing and supporting women in higher education in South Carolina.

February 2008

Crisis expert warns against complacency
(Feb. 27, 2008)
Citizens need to take on greater share of responsibility in protecting themselves in health care emergencies, says Dr. Jane Richter.

Brunch raises $400+ toward Relay goal
(Feb. 27, 2008)
DSAC-sponsored event kicks off campaign to raise more than $1,000 in Relay for Life fundraiser for American Cancer Society.

Aerobic fitness regimen cuts risk of stroke
(Feb. 21, 2008)
Arnold School researchers say even minimum efforts reap rewards by significantly reducing threat to men and women alike.

USC, NOAA sign research, education pact
(Feb. 11, 2008)
Arnold School is among USC departments that will have access to federal laboratory at Fort Johnson near Charleston.

Revised master's degree program debuts
(Feb. 7, 2008)
Strengthened standards to meet needs of motivated students and public health practitioners already on the job.

Study to test effectiveness of antioxidant
(Feb. 5, 2008)
USC researchers want to know if Juice Plus+, an over-the-counter product, can decrease chronic inflammation.

Sorensen to present program on PH practice
(Feb. 4, 2008)
USC's retiring president, and professor in EPI/BIO, will help mark the one-year anniversary of the Office of Public Health Practice.

Study to identify best parts of breast milk
(Feb. 1, 2008)
Outcome may suggest diet and lifestyle changes that wou
ld enhance milk's composition, says researcher Dr.Wilfred Karmaus.

January 2008

Vitamin E linked to physical decline in seniors
(Jan. 30, 2008)
Low blood levels of Vitamin E are linked to physical decline in seniors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

MHA studies helped spawn new business
(Jan. 29, 2008)
Arnold grad Heather Liafsha says program gave her the confidence to switch from a nursing career to award-winning home care entrepreneur.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships Awarded
(Jan. 18, 2008)
Kimberly Vinci, an Exercise Science Major, received one of the prestigious Cultural Scholarships.

Funds released to recruit, support new Ph.D.s
(Jan. 17, 2008)
$300,000 from the Norman J. Arnold Endowment released to help recruit and support Ph.D. students in the School’s funded research activities.

Expert in study of obesity joins EPID/BIOS
(Jan. 17, 2008)
Dr. Anwar T. Merchant has joined the Arnold School as an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Religious faith and well-being
(Jan. 11, 2008)
Arnold School researchers are beginning a two-year study to better understand the relationship between religious faith and well-being.

Blair at S.C. Aging Research Conference
(Jan. 11, 2008)
Dr. Steven Blair will deliver the keynote speech at the 2008 South Carolina Aging Research Conference.

Get Healthy for Life
(Jan. 11, 2008)
Activate Greater Columbia, a spin-off of the Greater Columbia Shrinkdown, launches at YMCA locations throughout the Greater Columbia area.

Graniteville residents continue to be affected
(Jan. 7, 2008)
Breathing problems and longtime emotional issues continue to worry survivors of the 2005 Graniteville train crash and chlorine spill.

Arnold School researcher helping Estonia
develop system for HIV/AIDS

(Jan. 7, 2008)
An Arnold School of Public Health researcher has received a grant from the Republic of Estonia to develop a program to understand its burgeoning number of HIV/AIDS cases.

December 2007

Arnold School helps those in need
(Dec. 13, 2007)
A Columbia area family is set for a memorable holiday season thanks to the generosity of students, staff and faculty of the Arnold School. Web needs new "KISS Principle"
(Dec. 11, 2007)
USC public health and journalism researchers find health information on websites difficult for many to read.

YMCA expands Greater Columbia Shrinkdown program
(Dec. 6, 2007)
Buoyed by the success of the Greater Columbia Shrinkdown, the YMCA of Columbia has decided to expand the healthy living awareness program to a year-round basis.

Shrinkdown '07 A Healthy Success
(Dec. 6, 2007)
Barbara Cuevas, from the Department of Exercise Science, reports on the results of the 2007 Greater Columbia Shrinkdown program.

Mayer-Davis is leaving the Arnold School
(Dec. 6, 2007)
Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, a nationally recognized diabetes and nutrition researcher with the Arnold School, has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fit seniors live longer, regardless of body fat
(Dec. 4, 2007)
Arnold School of Public Health report, appearing in JAMA, says obesity less of a threat to seniors than being unfit.

November 2007

School continues holiday giving tradition
(Nov. 22, 2007)
Arnold School students, staff and faculty are continuing the school’s long tradition of helping a family in need this holiday season.

Book has guidelines for ethical conduct
(Nov. 16, 2007)
The Center for Public Health Preparedness has released an electronic book to prepare public health workers for disaster. Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism is a professionally crafted curriculum on the role of public health in addressing the ethical, emotional and legal dilemmas facing those who plan for and respond to hazards of all types.

Credentialing exam open to students, grads

Service held for Allison Walden in Ohio
(Nov. 14, 2007)
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – More than 600 people crowded Federated Church here to remember Allison Christine Walden who died in an Oct. 28 North Carolina beach house fire.

Research support organization debuts
(Nov. 7, 2007) By Chris Horn
Health sciences faculty who need biostatistical support or other related help with their research have a new toolbox standing by. 

Steven Blair weighs in on new CDC study
(Nov. 7, 2007)
Article from the Washing Post.

Study aimed at obese/overweight women
(Nov. 5, 2007)
Columbians living in low-income neighborhoods are the focus of an ambitious study by the Prevention Research Center to help overweight/obese women learn to exercise more, lose weight and eat healthier.

Healthy food scarce in some rural areas
(Nov. 5, 2007)
A study examined the "nutritional environment" of a rural county to determine the number and types of food stores, the availability of stores and the price of a specific list of staple foods representing the main food groups.

October 2007

Tests find mercury in human food chain
(Oct. 28, 2007)
Some people who eat fish from South Carolina's rivers and lakes have potentially dangerous levels of mercury, new lab tests for The Post and Courier reveal. Subscription required.

Svendsen laying groundwork for study
(Oct. 24, 2007)
Dr. Erik Svendsen is laying the groundwork for a potential long-term health study of the 2005 environmental disaster resulting from the Graniteville chlorine spill and a related program to identify communities where environmental factors are increasing the risks of environmental disease.

More seniors sought for balance, mobility classes
Oct. 15, 2007)
University of South Carolina researchers are seeking adults 65 and older for the second round of a study on improving balance and mobility.

School helping town plan for the future
(Oct. 12 2007)
Seventeenth Century settlers once had a dark name for the Bluffton area, calling it Devil’s Elbow, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the USC’s Arnold School of Public Health has an interest in the town’s health and holds classes in the Beaufort County community.

Cutting edge lab to focus on gene research
(Oct. 5, 2007)
The University's newest research lab—the Environmental Genomics Core Facility—is now open for business, its gleaming array of DNA-analyzing instruments second to none in the Southeast.

Arnolds honored at USC alumni gala
(Oct. 1, 2007)
Norman J. Arnold, the Columbia benefactor for whom the Arnold School of Public Health is named, and his wife, Gerry Sue Arnold, have been presented honorary life memberships in the Carolina Alumni Association at USC’s annual Homecoming gala on Sept. 28.

September 2007

Report: Cancer death rate decline doubling
(Sept. 15, 2007)
ATLANTA -- Death rates from cancer have been dropping by an average of 2.1 percent a year recently in the United States, a near doubling of decreases that began in 1993, researchers say.

Arnold researchers win prestigious grants
(Sept. 10, 2007)
Ten scientists at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health are currently conducting noteworthy studies supported by prestigious RO1 research grants from the National Institutes of Health. sp;

Chris Rorden: Drawing a roadmap of the brain
(Sept. 7, 2007)
Did President Woodrow Wilson’s crippling stroke plant the seeds of World War Two’s bloody harvest? Arnold School brain researcher Dr. Chris Rorden is among those who believe it did.


Arnold researchers part of cancer project
(Sept. 7, 2007)
Four scientists from the Arnold School of Public Health are part of a USC team that has received a $10.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue building a comprehensive research center for colorectal cancer.

Research funds continue to flatten as health costs climb
(Sept. 7, 2007)
Total U.S. investment in health-related research grew by a modest 4.2 percent from 2005 to 2006, significantly slower than the 6.8 percent increase in U.S. health costs, according to a report recently released by Research!America.

Students get head start on public health
(Sept. 7, 2007)
Minority students interested in public health are getting a head start thanks to a program operated by the Arnold School of Public Health and five of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

August 2007

Experts assess Hispanic impact on state
(Aug. 31, 2007)
University of South Carolina researchers Dr. Douglas Woodward and Dr. Elaine Lacy discussed findings from their latest research on the implications of South Carolina's growing Latino population on Thursday.

South Carolina now fifth heaviest state in U.S.
(Aug. 27, 2007)
South Carolinians just continue to pack on the pounds with a new report showing the state’s adult obesity rate is now fifth in the U.S., up from eighth place last year.

Experts detail challenge of childhood obesity
(Aug. 21, 2007)
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, that same village has a role to be sure its children don’t grow up obese, an Arnold School of Public Health expert has suggested.

Dr. Tom Chandler named interim dean
(Aug. 21, 2007)

Dr. Tom Chandler, chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been named interim dean of Arnold School of Public Health.

Dwayne Porter named interim head of ENHS
(Aug. 20, 2007)
Dr. Dwayne E. Porter, an expert in using technology such as Geographic Information Processing (GIP) to study and manage the environment, has been named interim chair of the Arnold School’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Dr. Richter to lead new public health institute
(Aug. 17, 2007)
Dr. Donna L. Richter, dean of the Arnold School of Public Health, will be leaving her current role at the beginning of the Fall 2007 semester.  Richter, who has served as dean of the Arnold School since December 2003, will now lead a broader venture to promote public health priorities statewide.

Report: rural youth more likely to be obese
(Aug. 14, 2007)
The nation's first report on obesity and physical inactivity among rural youth shows that children living in rural areas are more likely to be overweight or obese than their urban peers.

Arnold scientists set pace in research funding
(Aug. 10, 2007)
With a 25.5 percent increase, the Arnold School of Public Health helped set the pace for the University of South Carolina’s record $184.9 million in research funding for fiscal year 2007.

Public health adventures on the Mexican border
(Aug. 8, 2007)
Edena Meetze had expectations when she signed up for a July program in U.S.-Mexican border health.  Finding the U.S. side of the Rio Grande strewn with shoes, socks and underwear wasn’t among them. 


Williams joins faculty under Centenary Plan
(Aug. 8. 2007)
Dr. Edith M. Williams, a research assistant professor from the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the newest faculty member to join the Arnold School of Public Health under the USC Centenary Plan.

Adult exercise guidelines updated
(Aug. 2, 2007)
Adults need moderately intense exercise for at least 30 minutes five days a week or vigorous exercise at least 20 minutes three days each week, according to updated physical fitness guidelines from two leading health groups.

SeniorSMART Center approved for state
(Aug. 1, 2007)
The review board that oversees the state's Centers of Economic Excellence (CoEE) Program has approved state funding for a new Center of Economic Excellence that will be a collaboration between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University with Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) contributing as a major non-state matching partner.

July 2007

Many would ignore storm evacuation orders
(July 25, 2007)
About one in three people living in southern coastal areas said they would ignore hurricane evacuation orders if a storm threatened their community, up from about one in four last year, according to a new poll.

Sean Norman probing bacteria in 'real world'
(July 24, 2007)
The island of San Salvador was the key that unlocked the gate to the New World when Columbus arrived there in 1492. Dr. Sean Norman of the Arnold School of Public Health expects San Salvador – and its island neighbor, Highborne Cay -- similarly will be keys to the discovery of how bacteria communicate in natural ecosystems.

Carmona urges political candidates to battle chronic diseases
(July 22, 2007)
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona calls on political candidates to make the prevention of chronic diseases a major part of their health platforms in the 2008 elections. 

Deliyski is powerful voice in study of voice
(July 18, 2007)
A ten-year detour through the corporate world didn’t diminish the research acumen of USC researcher Dr. Dimitar Deliyski. Truth is, he is the first to admit he is a better scientist for the experience.

Eight tenure-track faculty join Arnold team
(July 17, 2006)
Eight persons will join the faculty of the Arnold School of Public Health as tenure-track faculty members this fall.

Nationally ranked researcher to lead HSSC
(July 12, 2007)
Health Sciences South Carolina, a collaborative that links the state's research universities and largest health systems to advance the state's economy and improve public health through research, has selected Dr. Jay Moskowitz to be its first president.

APHA opposes surgeon general nominee
(July 12, 2007)
The American Public Health Association, along with 35 members of the U.S. House and gay rights groups, is opposed to President Bush's surgeon general nominee Dr. James W. Holsinger because of his views on homosexuality.

Frongillo joins prestigious health panel
(July 11, 2007)
Dr. Edward A. Frongillo, a professor at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, has been named to a group of leading health experts supporting greater U.S. public and private investment in global health research.

Can copper make indoor air cleaner, safer?
(July 7, 2007)
University of South Carolina researchers are conducting experiments to see if copper components can control disease-causing bacteria in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.

June 2007

White youth in U.S. more prone to diabetes
(June 26, 2007)
White youths have the highest rate of diabetes among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, and type 1 is the most common form of diabetes among youth, according to a study in the June 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USC gets $2.7 million to aid under-served areas
(June 26, 2007)
A research team at the University of South Carolina has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the general health of residents in three under-served communities in South Carolina.

SDSU welcomes former HSPM chair Carleen Stoskopf
(June 23, 2007)
Dr. Carleen Stoskopf, former chair of the Department of Health Services Policy and Management at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health, became director of the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health on June 25.

International scientists, policymakers visit ENHS lab
(June 19, 2007)

Arnold School alumna Dr. Wanda Smith dies at 53
(June 12, 2007)
Dr. Wanda Bethune Taylor, 53, an assistant professor of health education at South Carolina State University, died Sunday, June 10 of a heart attack.

Breast exam guidelines revisited
(June 7, 2007)
Some health experts, including cancer researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, wonder whether current guidelines calling for annual mammograms are a blanket approach that doesn’t allow for individual and racial differences. 

Eric Healy awarded $1.5 million NIH grant
(June 5, 2007)
Arnold School of Public Health researcher Dr. Eric Healy has a new $1.5 million, five-year NIH grant to continue work aimed at better understanding how humans process speech and how hearing problems influence that process. 

Meat increases cancer risk in older women
(June 5, 2007)
A longtime diet of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat puts older women at increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study led by a researcher at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health.

May 2007

S.C. leaders honor healthy eating program
(May 24, 2007)
“Dash of Faith,” a healthy eating program sponsored by the
South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the S.C. Cancer Disparities Community Network, is the winner of a 2007 community award presented by the Healthy South Carolina Challenge.

Asthmatics should heed pollution warnings
(May 18, 2007)
Breathing air containing coarse particulate matter causes adverse heart effects for asthma sufferers, according to a new joint study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Banky Olatosi wins Trustee Fellowship
(May 18, 2007)
Banky Olatosi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Services Policy and Management, has been selected for a 2007 Trustee Fellowship award from the USC Graduate School

Ogoussan organizing cancer survivor group
(May 17, 2007)
After battling cancer for the past six years, Olga Ogoussan says God’s not through with her yet. 

Cancer Alliance honors Hebert and Brandt
(May 17. 2007)
Dr. James Hebert and Dr. Heather Brandt are among four professionals and one organization honored recently for their work in cancer control by the South Carolina Cancer Alliance.


Study reveals even small amounts of physical activity improve fitness levels for many women
(May 15, 2007)
Even small amounts of physical activity - as little as 75 minutes a week - can improve heart and respiratory fitness levels for many women, according to a study in the May 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

2007 Arnold School Hooding ceremony in photos
(May 14, 2007)

Graduates to have world of opportunity
(May 10, 2007)
Newly minted public health graduates will have an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference, according to Dr. Lonnie King, keynote speaker at the Arnold School's 2007 Hooding Ceremony.

Full text of Dr. Lonnie King's Hooding Day address
(May 10, 2007)

Webster, Irwin win Arnold alumni awards
(May 10, 2007)
A University of South Carolina graduate who has spent his career in the battle against heart disease and another who has focused on cancer prevention are the recipients of the 2007 Norman J. and Gerry Sue Arnold alumni awards. 

Students, faculty, alumni win wide array of honors
(May 10, 2007)
The Arnold School of Public Health recognized exceptional achievements by students and faculty during the 2007 Hooding Ceremony on May 10 at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Commission honors Deborah M. Parra-Medina
(May 8, 2007)
Dr. Deborah M. Parra-Medina, associate professor in the Arnold School’s Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, has been honored with a 2007 South Carolina Women of Achievement Award for promoting the health and well-being of women.

Russ Pate named to HHS committee on exercise
(May 8, 2007)
Dr. Russell Pate, USC associate vice president for health sciences, has been named to the U.S. Health and Human Services advisory committee helping develop the first federal guidelines on physical activity

Probst to be HSPM interim chair
(May 3, 2007)
Dr. Jan Probst has been named interim chair of the Department of Health Services and Policy Management, succeeding Dr. Carleen Stoskopf who is leaving to become director of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.

April 2007

Department honored for national ranking
(April 23, 2007)
Top USC officials and special guests gathered Monday to honor the Arnold School of Public Health Department of Exercise Science for having the top-ranked program in kinesiology and exercise science in the United States.

Study to look at stroke recovery potential
(April 20, 2007)
Why do some people recover nearly completely following a stroke while others remain impaired for the rest of their lives?  That is something that has nagged Dr. Julius Fridriksson for years.

Lead poisoning linked to misbehavior
(April 20, 2007)
Decades after lead was banned from paint and gasoline, a new five-year study of children from four U.S. cities shows that lead poisoning results not only in lower IQ scores but also learning and behavioral problems in school age urban children.

USC, Claflin open laboratory in Orangeburg
(April 16, 2007)
The University of South Carolina and Claflin University have opened a new molecular virology laboratory created to reduce HIV/AIDS and HPV/cervical cancer rates in the Orangeburg community and elsewhere

Fellowship offered to help prevent suffering
(April 16, 2007)
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” might be the mantra for Mary Elizabeth Newton, the Arnold School’s latest fellowship donor.  

Student documentary looks at health care in S.C.
(April 7, 2007)
A collaborative research project between a media arts class and a public health class has yielded a new documentary about health care in South Carolina.

Why didn't residents evacuate New Orleans?
(April 5, 2007)
Confusing directions from authorities, perceived racism and faith they could ride out the storm were cited by many African Americans as reasons for not evacuating New Orleans in the face of Hurricane Katrina, according to a study by the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.

March 2007
Arnold team raises $603 for 2007 Midlands Heart Walk
(March 26, 2007)
A team of 21 participants from the Arnold School of Public Health raised $603 during the  2007 Midlands Heart Walk on  March 24.

From tragedy to mission of hope
(March 23, 2007)
Romel Lacson has turned his despair over the death of his wife from tuberculosis into a mission to share her battle against the disease, and he’s doing it via photographs taken by people with TB.

Stopping tuberculosis is possible . . .
(March 23, 2007)
. . . provided we  act now to increase awareness and enact an effective, well-funded plan, says Dr. Ana Lòpez-DeFede, an adjunct faculty member in the department of pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Healthcare access is nation's biggest crisis
(March 23, 2007)
Access to healthcare is the biggest crisis facing America and particularly South Carolina’s many poor, rural residents, a Richland County legislator said Thursday. 

Do Wophs take spring exercise program in stride
(Mar. 15, 2007)
Caroline Meyer recalls how easy it was to make a midday walk a part of her daily exercise routine. “We were surprised that about all it took was a pair of tennis shoes,” she said.

Study aimed at increasing physical activity
(March 14, 2007)
University of South Carolina researchers are working on a two-year project aimed at increasing physical activity among African American men over the age of 45.

SCANA, USC in partnerships on health
(Mar. 12, 2007)
Columbia-based SCANA Corporation and the University of South Carolina are part of an innovative effort to enhance the well-being of SCANA’s 5,600 employees and their dependents while continuing to manage rising health care costs.

February 2007
Glover named to new associate dean position
(Feb. 19. 2007)
Dr. Saundra Glover says her new role at the Arnold School of Public Health will allow her to enhance her longtime efforts to address South Carolina’s multitude of health disparities in minority communities. 

Grad finds array of early-career challenges
(Feb. 14, 2007)
Arnold School graduate Michael Dickey’s resume reads like a public health recruiting poster that promises rewarding work and opportunities to improve people’s lives.

Study aimed at increasing physical activity
(Feb 14, 2007)
USC researchers are working on a project aimed at increasing physical activity among African American men over the age of 45.

Smith to lead school's new OPHP team
(Feb. 6, 2007)
With a new staff and quarters, the Arnold School’s Office of Public Health Practice is ready to develop and fine-tune an array of programs that will touch the lives of nearly all students, faculty and alumni.

Family violence more likely in urban homes
(Feb. 5, 2007)
Violent disagreements occur in 10.3 percent of American homes – with urban children more at risk than those living in rural areas – according to a study by University of South Carolina researchers.

S.C. gets "A" on combating childhood obesity
(Feb. 2, 2007)
South Carolina’s efforts to combat childhood obesity have earned an “A” on a report card of state government initiatives to deal with what has been described as a national crisis.

January 2007

Speech, hearing therapy goes long distance
(Jan. 31, 2007)
House calls, which had gone the way of rotary phones and black-and-white TVs, are making a comeback – but with a very modern twist.

Moser, Wright awarded Graduate School Centennial Fellowships
(Jan. 31, 2007)
Dana Moser of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Marcie Wright of the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior have been awarded Graduate School Centennial Fellowships.

Dean Richter announces faculty changes
(Jan. 25, 2007)
Dr. Greg Hand has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the Arnold School.  Dr. Carleen Stoskopf will become director of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.

Expert panel nixes risk assessment proposal
(Jan. 19, 2007)
A plan by the Bush administration to rewrite the way federal agencies conduct risk assessments was too broad and failed to consider the costs, says an Arnold School scientist who served on an expert panel that nixed the proposal.

HPV vaccination effort underway in S.C.
(Jan. 17, 2007)
South Carolina is among a growing number of states seeking to require all middle school-aged girls to get a new vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer.

John Parks to lead Innovista initiative
(Jan. 17, 2007)
The University of South Carolina has selected an executive with an impressive record of developing university research parks to head up Innovista, USC's emerging 500-acre research district in downtown Columbia.

USC professor wins 2006 Young Professional Award
(Jan. 15, 2007)
Dr. Jihong Liu, an assistant professor at the Arnold School of Public Health, is the winner of the 2006 Young Professional Achievement Award presented by the Coalition for Excellence in MCH Epidemiology.

Exercise Science at top of national ranking
(Jan. 8, 2007)
The Arnold School of Public Health Department of Exercise Science has the top ranked program in kinesiology and exercise science in the United States.

December 2006

State's emergency preparedness score drops
(Dec. 20, 2006)
The nonprofit Trust for America’s Health ranks South Carolina among among the bottom half of states in how well it can protect citizens from major health emergencies.

South Carolina is 48th in annual state health rankings for 2006
(Dec. 14, 2006)
South Carolina ranks 48th in state health rankings for 2006, coming in ahead of only Mississippi and Louisiana in an annual report released earlier this month. 

Biofilms are the focus of scientists at the Decho laboratory
(Dec. 12, 2006)
Relatively new to scientific inquiry, biofilms are a common microbial process that has been around about as long as the earliest life forms on earth, says Arnold School researcher Dr. Alan Decho.

Webbers helping students find careers in speech-language pathology
(Dec. 7, 2006)
Arnold School alumna Sharon G. Webber (MS, 1981) is a recognized speech-language pathologist and a creative entrepreneur who has parlayed her considerable talents into building, along with her husband, Thomas, a highly successful company serving the needs of her field.

Alumna co-founds new academic journal
(Dec. 4, 2006)
USC alumna Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson has added a new title to her list of academic credentials. She is the co-founding editor of the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

November 2006

USC research helps build better cochlear implants
(Nov. 15, 2006)
ionics is no longer merely the stuff of science fiction. Like the fictional Six Million Dollar Man of 1970s television, real people today are using bionic devices to replace non-working body parts.

Study dispels myths about Latino immigrants
(Nov. 15, 2006)
Most are law abiding, gainfully employed, interested in learning English. A majority say they plan eventually to return to their homeland

APHA delegates call for withdrawal from Iraq
(Nov. 8, 2006)
BOSTON --
The American Public Health Association on Wednesday called for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Iraq along with action on a list of other policies including sex education, obesity, trans fats and alcohol consumption.

USC cancer survivor joins "Livestrong Army"
(Nov. 7, 2006)
lga Ogoussan reports on the
Livestrong Survivor Summit, an effort to organize, inspire and direct the efforts of U.S. cancer survivors.

Steven Blair, exercise guru, welcomed back
(Nov. 7, 2006)
Blair is a former faculty member and an internationally recognized authority on exercise and its health benefits.

October 2006

Pate named associate VP for health sciences
(Oct. 31, 2006)
Dr. Russ Pate, Arnold School professor of exercise science, has been named associate vice president for health sciences by Dr. Harris Pastides, USC vice president for research and health sciences.

Arnold School building is the first for Innovista
(Oct. 27, 2006)
With a colorful show of flags from 49 counties, the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health dedicated its $22 million, 104,860-square-foot research center. 

Video of opening ceremonies for Arnold School's new Research Center
(Oct 27, 2006)

APHA chief says public health has communication problem
(Oct. 27, 2006)
Public health practitioners have a serious communications problem because they want to talk among themselves and are unwilling to engage stakeholders who can support their cause, says Dr. Georges S. Benjamin, head of the American Public Health Association.

Rainey honors true love and close friend
(Oct. 27, 2006)
Columbia attorney John S. Rainey on Friday dedicated a garden and a bronze statue to the “love of my life,” Anne Edens Rainey, and his close friend and mentor, Norman J. Arnold.


University sets record $173.3 million for research
(Oct 26, 2006)
As the University of South Carolina prepares to dedicate the first building of its research campus, officials announced that faculty had garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state and private funding for research, outreach and training programs in 2005 - 06

Public health plays important role in our lives
(Oct. 25, 2006)
The Arnold School of Public Health’s new state-of-the-art research building signals a growth in the public health capacity of our state’s flagship university and also reflects the important role of public health in the lives of South Carolinians.

Health Coalition honors priest, children's ministry
(Oct. 14, 2006)
A Catholic priest and a children’s ministry have been recognized for their efforts in serving the health care needs of the Hispanic/Latino communities in South Carolina  

New building is engineering masterpiece
(Oct. 13, 2006)
The Arnold School’s brand new Public Health Research Center has broken glass in the lobby and concrete rubble in the parking lot.  But don’t worry, those aren’t signs of any problems, they’re signs of solutions.


Arnold School helps raise more than $400,000 for breast cancer research
(Oct. 10, 2006)
A team from the Arnold School of Public Health is celebrating its role in helping raise more than $400,000 in support of the Palmetto Health South Carolina Comprehensive Breast Center

One-third of U.S. youth do not meet standards for physical fitness, USC researcher leads study
(Oct. 2, 2006)
Approximately one-third of boys and girls age 12 to 19 in the United States do not meet standards for physical fitness, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Report reveals that one in 523 U.S. children, teens has diabetes
(Oct. 2, 2006)
In the nation's first study to examine the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth of all major ethnic groups, researchers have found that about one in every 523 children and adolescents in the United States has diabetes.

September 2006

Researchers study how brain functions when half is removed
(Sept. 30, 2006)
Megan Howell, 5, is more than ready for kindergarten this fall. She can write her name, count to 50, and recite her ABCs – pretty impressive for a child who only has half of her brain.

U.S. suicide rates are down, but the reason is a mystery
(Sept. 28, 2006)
First, the good news: Suicide rates among younger and older Americans have been declining since the early 1990s. Now, the puzzling news: No one really knows why.

Study indicates breastfed babies less likely to become obese children
(Sept. 28, 2006)
Babies who are breastfed during the first year are less likely than others to become obese during childhood, even if their mothers are obese or diabetic, according to a study published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.

Battling breast cancer: One woman's story of survival
(Sept. 24, 2006)
An uphill struggle with cancer has defined Olga Ogoussan’s life for most of the past five years, uniquely qualifying her to talk about what it means to be a survivor.

Arnold School working to protect minorities
(Sept. 18, 2006)
The Arnold School of Public Health has joined a national effort to protect racial and ethnic minorities against the increasing threat of diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

Researchers can advance life expectancy by sharing information, says USC's Keith Elder
(Sept. 16, 2006)
A new Harvard University study finds South Carolina has the fifth worst life expectancy in the U.S., a finding with lessons for health researchers and state leaders, according to an Arnold School faculty member.

Journal of S.C. Medical Association devoted to cancer disparities
(Sept. 14, 2006)
In series of articles, latest issue of Journal of the S.C. Medical Association focuses on types of cancer that have devastating impact on African Americans throughout Palmetto State.

Arnold School forming team for breast cancer walk
(Sept. 11, 2006)
The Arnold School of Public Health is recruiting a team for the Oct. 7 First Ladies' Walk for Life, one of the Midlands’ largest charity events in support of the Palmetto Health South Carolina Comprehensive Breast Center.

Pate: Self-interest will drive Americans to control weight
(Sept. 8, 2006)
Dr. Russ Pate is not an Old Testament prophet, but his message has that kind of ring: South Carolinians must solve the problem of increasing obesity “because our health and well-being depend on it.”

August 2006

USC researcher finds cardiac risks higher for children, teens with diabetes
(Aug. 30, 2006)
A nationwide study shows that many children and teens with diabetes have multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which may increase their risk for premature heart disease and death.

Students focus on lessons from Hurricane Katrina
(Aug. 23, 2006)
New students in the Arnold School  were asked to focus on the public health issues of Hurricane Katrina in an effort to understand the lessons from last year’s storm within the context of their new field of study.

Photos of opening day for Class of 2006
(Aug. 23, 2006)

USC expert helps with national exercise guidelines
(Aug. 15, 2006)
Children and youth spend a substantial number of their waking hours in school, so it’s important that schools provide adequate physical activity, says USC expert Russell R. Pate.

Researcher testing effect of light on anxiety
(Aug. 15, 2006)
Shawn Youngstedt, an assistant professor at the Arnold School, is testing whether exposure to bright light will reduce the stress levels of people with high levels of anxiety.

Doctoral candidate achieves goals in scholarship, citizenship
(Aug. 15, 2006)
Mariana Toma-Drane just achieved two all-American goals. The University of South Carolina presented her a master's degree on Aug 5 and three days later, the U.S. government declared her a newly minted citizen.

Pregnancy prevention is low public priority, expert says
(Aug. 2, 2006)
The Wall Street Journal has cited the success of a Bamberg County teen pregnancy prevention program, but notwithstanding the national exposure, the program’s founder doubts the public’s will to carry the effort statewide.

Many coastal residents say they will ignore evacuation orders in the face of a major storm
(Aug. 2, 2006)
Twenty-eight percent of coastal South Carolina residents say if government officials order them to evacuate due to a major storm this season, they either would not leave or are unsure if they would leave.

Marjorie Aelion named associate dean for research
(Aug. 2, 2006)
Dr. Marjorie Aelion, a professor and graduate director of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences has been named associate dean for research for the Arnold School of Public Health.

July 2006

USC researchers find unusually high levels of arsenic in some S.C. neighborhoods
(July 28, 2006)
Unusually high levels of arsenic have been found in some South Carolina neighborhoods where University of South Carolina researchers are studying possible links between chemical exposure during pregnancy and mental retardation.

Study looks at ways to help arthritis sufferers become more active
(July 27, 2006)
A study by an Arnold School of Public Health researcher finds that healthcare professionals and communities need to do a better job to promote the health benefits of physical activity for those suffering from arthritis.

Researcher finds community programs key to physical activity
(July 26, 2006)
Physical activity programs first developed in research settings can be duplicated successfully in community programs for middle-age and senior adults, says Arnold School exercise science researcher Sara Wilcox.

Dean Richter to lead national health disparities task force
(July 22, 2006)
Arnold School Dean Donna Richter has been named chair of a national task force on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities organized by the Association of School of Public Health and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Carolina Master Scholars get wide-ranging introduction to public health
(July 20, 2006)
Body image, firearm safety and preventing obesity through exercise are a few of the key public health issues addressed by a group of youngsters the Arnold School's Adventure Series summer camp.

Preparedness project helping build radio net to help in emergencies
(July 15, 2006)
A program involving the USC Center for Public Health Preparedness to establish emergency HAM radios at most of South Carolina’s hospitals is gaining momentum at the onset of the 2006 Hurricane Season.

USC expert traveling the world to help U.S. Olympians to shoot straighter
(July 6, 2006)
Shooting is a sport where perfection is the benchmark, something that Cathy Arnot knows well. That’s also why she carries a dog-eared passport.

James Hebert named Health Sciences Distinguished Professor
(July 3, 2006)
James Hebert, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health and director of the South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program, has been appointed as Health Sciences Distinguished Professor.

June 2006

Edward Frongillo named new chair of Department of HPEB
(June 26, 2006)
An internationally recognized educator and researcher in nutritional sciences has been named chair of the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the Arnold School of Public Health.

Study examines effect of job-related stress on police officers
(June 20, 2006)
The nation's 700,000-plus police officers protect and save lives, but their own health and livelihood can be compromised by the chronic stress of their jobs, says Arnold School of Public Health researcher John Vena.

Keeping the Public Healthy:  A Common Sense of Passion, A Common Sense of Purpose:
Shelly Hearn's speech at 2006 Hooding Ceremony

(June 6, 2006)

Mayer-Davis named Carolina Distinguished Professor
(June 4, 2006)
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, professor of epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public Health, has been named a Carolina Distinguished Professor, one of USC’s premier awards for faculty scholarship.

May 2006

2006 Hooding ceremony photos

Rural Health Association cites USC student papers
(May 30, 2006)
Arnold School of Public Health graduate students Andrew O. Johnson of Little Mountain and Bankole Olatosi of Nigeria are recipients of the LaVonne Straub Award for Best Student Paper, given by the National Rural Health Association.

Sumter County women healthier thanks to Arnold School program
(May 30, 2006)
Hundreds of Sumter County women have adopted healthier, more active lifestyles because of a three-year community effort spearheaded by the Prevention Research Center at USC’s Arnold School.

Faculty, students, honor society members recognized
(May 25, 2006)
The Arnold School of Public Health recognized exceptional achievements by students and faculty during the 2006 Hooding Ceremony on May 4 at the Koger Center.

Arnold Alumni Awards presented to Butterfoss, Houston
(May 25, 2006)
Two graduates of the Arnold School of Public Health are the recipients of outstanding achievement awards presented by the school’s leading benefactor and his wife.

 

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