CLEMSON, South Carolina – Hundreds of undergraduate students accepted the challenge to battle the COVID-19 pandemic this summer through an innovative research project spearheaded by Creative Inquiry and Delphine Dean, the Ron and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professor. The Clemson COVID Challenge was a virtual research and design opportunity that began in May. Teams of […]
Clemson scientist Feng Ding is working to develop a quick detection test for COVID-19 with funding from a one-year National Science Foundation RAPID grant.
Four Clemson University researchers are working with Prisma Health physicians and staff to help create solutions to COVID-19 pandemic questions. These questions include how to monitor patients from home after discharge, how to efficiently sanitize N95 masks for reuse, how to best develop antiviral therapeutics and how to best develop quick diagnostic tests. These researchers […]
Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.
Not everyone has the luxury of living near a state park or even a green space. Lack of transportation, mobility constraints or a compromised immune system during a pandemic mean some people can’t even travel to fulfill their outdoor needs now that some of these spaces are reopening. A Clemson faculty member argues that people […]
Clemson University has received seed grant funding from the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health for several COVID-19 research projects. The Health Sciences Center (HSC) released a special call for research focusing on COVID-related priorities such as disease etiology and epidemiology; health, social and economic impacts that populations experience; and innovative diagnostic and treatment interventions. […]
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 […]
It would take a human being years to read tens of thousands of scholarly articles, but an artificial intelligence system that can do it in a matter of minutes is about to go to work in the fight against COVID-19. Ilya Safro, an associate professor of computer science at Clemson University, said that his team […]
Clemson University researchers are volunteering their time and resources as part of a statewide effort to develop serologic tests that could play a key role in reigniting South Carolina’s economy and protecting healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. A test on track to be ready this week would be aimed at detecting […]
To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]
Clemson University researchers from the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS), the College of Engineering, Computing and Applies Sciences (CECAS) and College of Science (COS) have been awarded 14 seed grants from the Seed Grant Program at Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health. The grants will fund projects on a variety of […]
M. Gabriela Sava’s research delves into an issue that is becoming increasingly popular among consumers of health care – personalized conversations about the medical decision making between doctor and patient. An assistant professor of management in the Clemson University College of Business, Sava’s research examines the process of health-care consumers becoming more active in deciding […]
Clemson psychology associate professor Marissa Shuffler, Ph.D., is the newest Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) Faculty Fellow. Faculty Fellows are tenured faculty members embedded in a Prisma Health–Upstate department for the spring semester and summer to produce health-related research. Through this program, Faculty Fellows shift their focus from regular teaching duties to a […]
An important part of medical school could soon be upgraded for the digital age, as a group of Clemson University researchers develop the first simulator of its kind to help teach future vascular surgeons how to suture blood vessels. The SutureCoach would come equipped with cameras and sensors to capture a range of data, including how the surgical tool and needle move and the forces the user exerts.
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.