March 2015

Spreading the science of healthy soil
(March 3, 2015)
Buz Kloot, environmental health sciences, uses storytelling and videography to disseminate emerging agricultural practices with two YouTube series: Soil Stories and Under Cover Farmers.

Amanda Kitchings: I am Public Health
(March 2, 2015)
HSPM student impacts population health

February 2015

Frongillo receives Sackler Research Award
(February 27, 2015)
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Chair Edward Frongillo received $50,000 from The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science to examine pregnancy and nutrition in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Building expertise on hearing loss in children
(February 25, 2015)
With three recent publications and new funding for a longitudinal study, COMD's Krystal Werfel is quickly growing her expertise on preschoolers with hearing loss who are learning spoken language.

Student loan debt linked to mental health
(February 23, 2015)
Katrina Walsemann, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, examines the relationship between student loan debt and mental health: more debt equals more depressive symptoms.

CHI LLC awarded $1.5 million grant from NIH
(February 18, 2015)
NIH has awarded Connecting Health Innovations LLC a $1.5 million grant to adapt the Dietary Inflammatory Index, developed by the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, into a set of clinical tools.

The benefit of belonging
(February 17, 2015)
Holly Pope, Maggi Miller, Carol Cornman and Robert McKeown examine the benefits of social connections and develop a tool for researchers to measure mental health benefits of civic and church groups.

Salloum joins CRN Scholars Program
(February 5, 2015)
Ramzi Salloum (Department of Health Services Policy and Management) has earned one of eight spots in the Cancer Research Network Scholars Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Baalousha mentors future researcher
(February 3, 2015)
Student Science names high school student Jack Runge as a semifinalist for research project conducted in Mohammed Baalousha's lab at the Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk (CENR).

Call for Nominations: Student Awards
(February 2, 2015)
The Arnold School is seeking nominations for its outstanding student achievement awards through Tuesday, March 10.

Julia Porter: I am Public Health
(February 2, 2015)
Communications Sciences and Disorders student chooses Arnold School for hands-on experience.


January 2015

Arnold School welcomes Helga Rippen
(January 30, 2015)
Rippen, who joins the Department of Health Services Policy and Management, was named president and chief executive officer of Health Sciences South Carolina on January 29.

Call for Abstracts: Nutrition Symposium
(January 29, 2015)
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit abstracts by February 10 for the 5th Annual Nutrition Symposium poster session held March 19 & 20.

MIR serves as indicator of cancer disparities
(January 29, 2015)
James Hébert, epidemiology and biostatistics, examines the utility of employing mortality-to-incidence ratio as a measure to identify global disparities in colorectal cancer screening and treatment.

Call for Nominations: 2015 Arnold School Faculty Awards
(January 28, 2015)
The Arnold School is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding faculty in areas of research, service, and teaching.

Alumna wins Miss S.C. with public health platform
(January 27, 2015)
Arnold School alumna Sarah Weishuhn was featured in The State after winning Miss S.C. with a public health platform that encourages South Carolinians to live healthy lives and support causes for cancer research.

Brain activity varies for active vs passive listening
(January 26, 2015)
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ Assistant Professor Roozbeh Behroozmand finds increased brain activity when listening to live speech sounds compared to playback sounds.

Call for Nominations: 2015 Arnold Alumni Awards
(January 23, 2015)
The Arnold School is seeking nominations for its prestigious alumni awards through Friday, February 27.

Undergraduates represent USC as ambassadors
(January 23, 2015)
Four undergraduate students, from public health and exercise science majors, represent the Arnold School by serving as ambassadors--holding open the “front door” to the university.

McKeown receives prestigious appointment
(January 22, 2015)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invites epidemiology and biostatistics' Robert McKeown to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics.

Sui receives Breakthrough Star award
(January 21, 2015)
Assistant Professor Xuemei Sui, Department of Exercise Science, receives one of six 2015 Breakthrough Star awards in recognition of early career research and scholarship achievements.

Students named Breakthrough Graduate Scholars
(January 21, 2015)
Samuel Antwi (Epi/Bios), Caroline Bergeron (HPEB) and Suvarthi Das (ENHS) earn three of seven 2015 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar awards from the Office of the VP for Research.

CENR invents new method for oil clean up
(January 20, 2015)
Jamie Lead (ENHS) and Center for Environmental NanoScience & Risk researchers develop new way to remedy contamination as a result of major oil spills: faster, cheaper, cleaner.

VA appoints Horner to advisory committee
(January 16, 2015)
VA invites Ronnie Horner, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, to join Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses.

Featured Scholar: Michael Beets
(January 16, 2015)
Office of the VP for Research highlights Michael Beets, Department of Exercise Science, as Featured Scholar - recognized as "USC's best and brightest talent."

Seven students earn SPARC awards
(January 15, 2015)
Arnold School graduate students from EXSC, ENHS, HPEB and Epi-Bio earn 2015 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the USC Office of the VP for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

Arthritis responds to intervention programs
(January 14, 2015)
Study determines efficacy of self-directed exercise or nutrition programs for adults with arthritis, significant improvements in multiple areas for both types of interventions.

Alumnus brings vaccines to underserved
(January 12, 2015)
Epidemiology alumnus Kelly Johnson brings shingles vaccine to countries without access through his fellowship with Temple University and Merk pharmaceuticals.

Overcoming the sound of silence
(January 7, 2015)
Assistant professor Jessica Richardson, COMD, will speak at Tedx Talk on January 19 to discuss potential solutions to aphasia as a result of stroke or brain injury.

Office for the Study of Aging develops Prime trainings
(January 6, 2015)
The Office for the Study of Aging has been commissioned to develop and facilitate the training for all Prime plans and providers in South Carolina.

Danielle Schoffman: I am Public Health
(January 5, 2015)
Doctoral candidate researches how to leverage mobile technology into healthy outcomes.

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