Thursday, May 23, 2013

Congrats to Nathan Hale!

Have to brag slightly on one of our own, Dr. Nathan Hale.  Dr. Hale's paper, "Postpartum Screening for Diabetes among Medicaid-Eligible South Carolina Women with Gestational Diabetes," was chosen by the Board of the journal Women's Health Issues as winner of the annual Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the journal's best paper of 2012.  Prize and a plaque! 

For those who might want to view it, Dr. Hale's paper appeared in the March, 2012 issue of WHI, issue 2, Pages e163-e196.  Sorry, no free link.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Exciting times at ECU

It was wonderful to represent the SCRHRC at the ninth annual Jean Elaine Mills Health Symposium at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The symposium honors the memory of Ms. Mills, a 1984 MPA graduate of ECU’s master of public administration / community health program who died of breast cancer in 2000.

ECU offers a sparkling new health sciences campus and Deans across multiple health fields – medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health – who are each committed to 1] enhancing diversity in education and 2] reducing rural health disparities.  Wonderful folks doing wonderful work!

And ECU really did a terrific job of making the keynote speech, by one of our very own, available as video.  Folks who can stand an hour of Jan talking about rural health may also spot two one-time locals, Libby Baxley and Minnjuan Flournoy, in the audience.  

Video (about 1 hour)

Jan Probst receives USC’s MLK Social Justice award

Dr. Jan Probst, Director of the SCRHRC, received the faculty 2012 Martin Luther King Day Social Justice Award on January 18, 2013.  The Social Justice Award is presented annually to a USC faculty member, a student and a staff member, each of whom have exemplified the philosophies of the late civil rights leader through random or ongoing acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation.  Dr. Probst’s continuing work in the field of rural minority health was noted during the award ceremony.  
Dr. Probst joins Dr Saundra Glover of the Center as a recipient of the USC’s MLK award.   Dr. Glover received the Social Justice award in 2010.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dr. Saundra Glover receives Alpha Phi Alpha Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the SCRHRC's Associate Director, Dr. Saundra Glover!

At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast held by the Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alphi Phi Alpha on January 12, Dr. Glover was one of three recipients  with the group's Distinguished Service award.  The award recognizes her contributions as Director of the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities and Associate Director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, which focuses on rural poor and minority populations. 

To see the full article, click here.