The Office of the Dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) recently announced the winning proposals for its first annual IMPACT seed grants program. The winning proposals cover a wide range of research topics including cross cultural cognitive interviewing, web-based telehealth programs and interventions on maternal stress and depression. The CBSHS […]
The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the first annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium. Graduate students awarded during the ceremony included: Master’s Degree Candidate Teaching Assistant Award – Heidi Walsh, School of Nursing Master’s Degree Candidate Research Assistant […]
Some people move to upstate South Carolina for a change of scenery, but moving from Alaska to the Upstate can seem like moving to a different world. Caitlin Torrence recently made that move with her husband, but her mission wasn’t primarily concerned with warmer weather or Clemson football. Torrence came to further pursue a passion […]
Senior public health sciences student Jenna Pollock recently published a research article in the Canadian Respiratory Journal dealing with pediatric health. Her research examines the environment’s effect on pediatric asthma, and the article was Pollock’s debut in research and the environmental health field. Pollock’s research asserted that little is known about the relationship between outdoor […]
High-performing college students interested in health-related professions soon will be able to apply for graduate school through two innovative initiatives offered by Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Starting in fall 2017, the collaboration will reduce student debt and increase the number of highly skilled, highly trained professionals entering South Carolina’s workforce.
Discussions focused on reducing stigmas associated with mental illness and ways to improve access to mental health services will be part of the second annual Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health, which will include nationally recognized speakers Pete Earley and Tipper Gore. The event is sponsored by the GHS Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine and […]
Faculty and students in Clemson’s public health sciences department will host a symposium on deadly drugs in South Carolina April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hendrix Center’s McKissick Theater. The symposium, “Deadly Drugs in the Palmetto State: Opiates—an Epidemic?,” will explore opiate drugs, their effects on a variety of audiences and what campuses and […]
Members of the newly formed American Heart Association Upstate board of directors are working to shape the board’s strategy to lower rates of hypertension in Upstate South Carolina.
The Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences is offering a new graduate program in applied health research and evaluation in the Greenville area that combines quality and convenience for a variety of audiences. The department began offering the M.S. program in January through the University Center of Greenville, and it is the first of […]
Patients at risk of infections from surgical devices, newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal and people with Parkinson’s Disease stand to benefit from research stemming from Clemson University’s newest named professorships.
The Clemson University public health sciences department was awarded a contract of up to $1.2 million from the Department of Defense to study the use of mobile technology and tailored health messaging to educate, assist and motivate patients to become more active in management of their type 2 diabetes.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health recently appointed Clemson University faculty member Windsor Westbrook Sherrill to its board of directors. She is the first Clemson faculty member to serve on the institute’s board of directors. Sherrill serves as associate vice president for health research at Clemson, professor in Clemson’s public health sciences […]
Sarah Griffin, associate professor in Clemson’s public health sciences department, has been named to the review board of the American Journal of Health Behavior. In this role, Griffin will review submitted articles for the journal and provide input to the editorial board regarding content of upcoming issues. Griffin’s three-year appointment to the review board lasts […]
Proponents of transcendental meditation (TM) have touted its positive effects on high blood pressure since the 1990s and, until recently, evidence related to similar effects from mindfulness training and other forms of non-transcendental meditation has not been systematically reviewed and summarized. However, recent research from Clemson University faculty published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests […]
Julie Summey, doctoral student in the Clemson’s public health sciences department, was recently chosen as one of three finalists in the American Public Health Association’s student research competition. She presented her research at the association’s 2016 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado for the section entitled “Present and Future Statistics in Public Health.” Summey’s study was […]