The Joseph F. Sullivan Center has performed health outreach in rural communities on behalf of Clemson University for nearly four decades, but the growth in the work our college does in the area of rural health is no longer limited to what a single center can do. Leadership in our college now envisions the Sullivan Center among many as a spoke on a wheel. The hub of that wheel is a new, comprehensive infrastructure of programs and services dubbed Clemson Rural Health, which will act as an organizing framework for health service delivery and clinics as well as collaborative work involving health outreach and community development projects. Learn more about our expanding outreach efforts and to hear the personal stories of those involved and those who have benefitted from the work we’ve done.
One of the main priorities of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) is to serve rural communities in a variety of ways. The CBSHS Joseph F. Sullivan Center has long been a part of this effort as an interdisciplinary health center seeking to improve health in rural, underserved communities and the Clemson […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences welcomed 18 new faculty members across six departments this year, who will help the college continue to achieve its mission of building people and communities. Some of these faculty were previously part-time in the college, and the college is excited to have expanded their roles to a […]
Healthy Me-Healthy SC (HMHSC) will provide COVID-19 testing support to the rural and underserved areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina. HMHSC, a partnership between MUSC and Clemson, will deploy a mobile testing team to conduct screening and collections in rural and underserved areas. Mobile testing sites through HMHSC kicked off in Walhalla, S.C. on Thursday, July 30, with the goal to provide weekly screening sessions over the course of the next six months. Testing sites will be set up at various locations to collect COVID-19 respiratory specimens from both walk-up and drive-through patients.
Leaders from Clemson University’s undergraduate and graduate student governments took part in a 90-minute virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29. Jonathan Gundana (Clemson Undergraduate Student Government President), Hunter Bond (Clemson Undergraduate Senate President) and Kaitlyn Samons (Clemson Graduate Student Government President) were among 70 participants who heard from University leaders on a number of […]
Meet Stephanie Morgan, a 2011 Public Health Sciences alumna. Her passion for sports and the injuries that came with track and cross country led her to a career in physical therapy. She’s a physical therapist specializing in women’s pelvic health at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. We caught up with her to learn more about her […]
While I wish we could celebrate with you in person, I hope this note will convey how happy and excited we are for you. Please know that we will be thinking of you and your families and wishing you all the best as you mark this special time.
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has recognized its outstanding students with college and departmental awards. “We could not be prouder of all of our students and their accomplishments and cannot wait to see what the future brings each of them,” said CBSHS Associate Dean Denise Anderson. “While we would have loved to […]
The Clemson University School of Health Research has appointed ten new faculty scholars from three colleges and four new clinical faculty from Prisma Health. Each year, Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) appoints new faculty scholars and clinical faculty. Faculty Scholars are faculty members who demonstrate a strong record of health research, teaching and […]
Growing up, Riley Dunnam’s grandparents were in and out of hospitals frequently with health issues. She would sit in the hospital rooms with her grandparents and parents while they talked to doctors or watched the TV in the room. She would watch the nurses, nurses’ aides, and doctors come in and out of the room, […]
Rachel Mayo has been named interim associate dean of research and graduate studies in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Mayo brings more than two decades of experience to the position, both as a faculty leader and prolific researcher. “I am excited to serve in this role to support faculty from diverse disciplines […]
With more than 744,000 rural residents statewide, inadequate health care is not just a small-town problem. Rural places represent a health care crisis for all of South Carolina. And a solution is needed.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. It accounts for 31 percent of deaths globally1 and for more than $351 billion in health expenditures, costs which are expected to increase by 100 percent by 2035. More than ever, there is a growing need for a highly trained workforce that can play a critical role in reducing these alarming statistics. Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare Americas are answering this call. The two have joined forces to accelerate innovation in cardiovascular imaging to help students reach their full potential.
A diabetes education and support program created by Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate is one of the first in the nation to be recognized as a practice-tested diabetes self-management support program by the American Diabetes Association. The program, Health Extension for Diabetes, is listed on the new practice-tested support programs portion of the Diabetes Support Directory, a free online tool to help connect communities to a qualified, ADA-approved diabetes support program.
Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have begun a statewide collaborative program called Healthy Me – Healthy SC, created to improve health care access and combat health disparities across South Carolina.