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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Madren Conference Center Pavilion. Department representatives invite current and former faculty members as well as students and alumni from the department to celebrate a quarter century of preparing students for public health […]