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 […]
People often struggle to find ways to preserve health and happiness amidst sometimes harsh, stress-inducing urban environments. However, it appears that one path to long-term happiness may lead straight through the closest park, a Clemson University researcher says.
Mary Beth Steck, assistant professor in the Clemson University School of Nursing, recently participated in the 2016 Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Steck is the first nursing faculty member from South Carolina selected for the fully-funded, four-day immersion program held by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The fourth annual […]
Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows.
Clemson University professor Lingling Zhang has been selected for a summer residency at the Brocher Foundation, a non-profit Swiss foundation that hosts scientists and experts studying the ethical, legal and social implications of medical research and biotechnology development. Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, will be working on her project, “Equitable […]
Clemson University’s cardiovascular technology leadership concentration – the innovative public health sciences degree program carried out in partnership with Greenville Health System – has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field.
Students from Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development are not waiting until graduation to tackle the issues of breast cancer and heart disease, among the leading causes of death of women ages 45 and older in the U.S.