The Administration on Aging, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has designated a hypertension control program developed by Clemson University faculty as an evidence-based program. The program, Health Coaches for Hypertension Control (HCHC), provides assistance to older adults with hypertension and helps lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. […]
Three Clemson University professors from the department of public health sciences explain how the opioid epidemic affects the young, old and unborn children.
Distance doesn’t separate alumnus Dr. Rick Foster from his Clemson University family. Though he lives on Wadmalaw Island, Foster has remained connected to the university and has been active within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and the Department of Public Health Sciences for years. From Tiger Band, where he played trombone and […]
We see what faculty do. The results of their research often touches thousands, if not millions, of lives. But why do they do what they do? What inspires them? What motivates them? Behind the Research is a video profile series that answers those questions and teaches us about the researcher, as well as the research. […]
At a center in Columbia, researchers from Clemson University and Palmetto Health are recording simulations of battlefield injuries as part of a $1.6-million project funded by the Department of Defense. The goal is to begin laying the groundwork for a hands-free system that would document battlefield injuries to improve medical care and ensure troops receive the benefits they are due.
Four students have started their senior year knowing they’ve been accepted to medical school. As juniors, Alison Sansone, Amanda Kington, Megan Hooks and Regan Van Metre applied and were accepted to the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville through the CU/USCSOMG Early Assurance Program in its pilot year. The USC School of […]
The Greenville Health Authority board (GHA) has awarded Clemson University a total of $2.66 million for diabetes prevention efforts and scholarships to increase diversity in the nurse practitioner workforce.
Undergraduate public health sciences student Kristy Ricca was recently awarded the 2017 Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award. She is the second Clemson student to be awarded this national scholarship out of 23 eligible students that have come through the Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership (CVT) program since its establishment only four years ago. Eric Walker, […]
Clemson University professor Cheryl Dye will be the lead general session presenter at the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging Conference in Greenville held in December. Dye, who also serves as the director of Clemson’s Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA), will speak about her work with the university’s institute and its faculty associates as […]
Clemson alum Anthony Poole stays busy. Poole currently serves as director of quality assurance at Fetter Health Care Network in Charleston where, in addition to seeing patients as a physician’s assistant, he also oversees health outreach programs that bring aid to vulnerable populations. Poole has been in the role for almost a year, but it […]
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.