Saturday, December 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
One slave, Dave, is individually known because he was literate and signed much of his work. He is imagined on the mural next to the pottery. And the docent for the Edgefield County Historical Society, himself a working pottery, gave us a demonstration at the end of the tour. The demo, complete with history lesson, was captured on film by Dr. Sadiq: demo film
One last note: in addition to a critical access hospital, Edgefield houses the national headquarters for the National Wild Turkey Foundation, leading to turkey art throughout the main square.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
List of presentations by our faculty, students, and related Institutes as follows:
Thursday, September 13, 2012
For a full listing of the ORHP-funded centers, click here: http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The location was set in the heart of Walt Disney World, which had its own unique interest. Obviously, many were expecting Sunny Florida, however Tropical Storm Debby gave us a bit more rain than sun to say the least. Some didn't seem to mind the weather (i.e. ducks).
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center was represented by two current Research Associates (Kristin Schuller, MHA & Samuel Towne, MPH, CPH) and an Assistant Professor (Kevin J. Bennett, PhD). All provided presentations and/or poster presentations on topics related to rural health.
The atmosphere in and around the conference was one of beauty. The Rocky Mountains provided scenic views tempting one to venture into the mountains for a hike. The cityscape included unique artwork and architecture including a wide variety of local breweries, which allowed for an educational perspective of the manufacturing process. The city of Denver certainly provided a meaningful experience to those attending.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sadly, I [Jan] couldn’t be with friends at NRHA this year!
Instead, I participated in a meeting sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau: an Expert Workshop on Autism Intervention Research in Underserved Communities: Research Priorities and Methodological Challenges. The workshop was extremely informative: really bright investigators who are working to change outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Autism is a challenging condition for parents at any economic or geographic level. Most of the researchers present, while dedicated and caring persons with their hearts in the right place, were located at urban medical centers. Hence, my role (since I’m not an expert in autism) as the missionary for rural. The group as a whole seemed to blink when slides illustrating the distribution of pediatricians around the country were shown. Even good-hearted people just don’t realize how under-resourced rural America is.
One very bright note: the innovative work reported by Susan Hepburn of the University of Colorado. Dr. Hepburn is part of a team that has been testing off-the-web video conferencing software (specifically, ooVoo) to provide therapy for rural kids with autism. Terrific stuff: cheap software (really cheap: free download, but has security equivalent to bank transactions), the format seemed to appeal to the adolescent patients, and really really rural kids were getting highly specialized care.
Kudos to all of the investigators for their hard work, and to MCHB for pulling the meeting together.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Dr. Piper's presentation may be heard at the WFAE website, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/19_100_0.cfm?id=8478&action=display
Friday, February 17, 2012
Recently one of our Research Associates had the opportunity to present at the 2012 South Carolina GIS Conference in Charleston, SC.
The topic covered utilization and access to cancer screening & other sources of care for both rural Americans and areas with higher levels of Native American and Alaska Native individuals.
The opportunity to share health policy research integrated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was a valuable experience. Future collaborations across multiple fields of research (i.e. Geographers, Environmental Health Specialist & Health Policy Researchers) will continue to strengthen the quality of knowledge dissemination activities.