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South Carolina Celebrates National Public Health Week

The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is celebrating National Public Health Week with a variety of events hosted by the student groups, such as our dean’s Student Advisory Council, and departments and partners. These activities are aimed at engaging students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

April 2
Epidemiology Brown Bag Series: The Epidemiology Brown Bag Seminar presents the Cancer Prevention & Control Program Colloquium Series on Monday, April 2 from 1-2:00 p.m. in Discovery 331 for a Student Colloquium: Featuring the Research of Cancer Prevention & Control Program Students.

NPHW Laughter Yoga: 12:30 – 1:00p.m. Discovery 140.  No yoga mats required and beginners welcome!

April 3
NPHW Public Health Trivia Night: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PHRC 211.  How well do you really know public health? Join us for some food, fun, and find out who knows it best!

April 4
Seminars by Faculty from Universidad de Antioquia: The Arnold School of Public Health will host three faculty members from the School of Public Health, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia from April 3 to April 8. Please join us for a seminar on Wednesday April 4 at 11:00 a.m. in room 140 at Discovery (915 Greene St.). The scholars will talk about their university, school, areas of research and possibilities for collaboration. A light luncheon will be offered.

April 5
C-STAR Lecture Series: Boston University’s Dr. Swathi Kiran will present on “Language networks in aphasia recovery and after rehabilitation” at the C-STAR lecture on 4/5. Join in-person with food and drink in Discovery 140 or online at 2: 00 p.m.

NPHW Clothing Pick Up: 12:00 p.m. in the PHRC Lobby

April 6
11th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities LectureAmani M. Nuru-Jeter:

The Arnold School’s department of health services policy and management and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will host the 11th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, which is free and open to the public, on Friday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center (900 Senate St. Columbia, S.C. 29201). The theme of the program is “We Can’t Wait – Health Equity Now” and will feature Dr. Amani M. Nuru-Jeter as the keynote speaker.

Health and Hearing Screenings: In honor of National Public Health Week the Arnold School of Public Health will be offering free hearing and health screenings!  All faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited. Speech-Language Pathology students will be providing the hearing screenings. Exercise Science students will offer assessments of resting heart rate and blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI), as well as an aerobic fitness assessment. Availability will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in will be in the 1st floor lobby of the Public Health Research Center.

April 7
World Activity Day 2018: World Activity Day is a team field event designed to promote physical fitness and health and it is a great way for the individuals served by UCPSC to show off their physical capabilities! Registration is $6 per student or $24 for a team of four students. Check in will begin at 10 a.m., and the activities start at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided at no extra cost, and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

National Public Health Week Health Walk: Join us for a Health Walk/Run hosted by the Arnold School of Public Health! This activity is a free, untimed event open to the public to promote health and fitness to celebrate National Public Health Week 2018 together as a community. Participants can choose one of two distance options – 1 mile or 5k. A pre-walk stretching session is being conducted by members of the Department of Exercise Science before the walk begins. The walk route is set around the heart of the University of South Carolina – Columbia campus, beginning near the Pickens Street Bridge and touring around the historic Horseshoe.

April 8
NPHW Congaree River Clean Up: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Space is limited so sign-up now if interested.