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Public health researcher Jan Eberth measures access, quality of cancer prevention, treatment


Jan Eberth, University of South Carolina's 2017 Breakthrough Star

The thing that struck Jan Eberth about cancer was the sheer number of people it affects.

She is no exception. Eberth’s mother was diagnosed with colon cancer in her early 30s. Though rare at such a young age, the cancer was not aggressive, and her mother was successfully treated and remains cancer-free. The experience, though, solidified Eberth’s interest in what would become her career path.

“A lot of people go into research areas that have touched them personally, but for me, the wide-reaching impact of cancer also factored into my decisions to study the disease,” says Eberth, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health. “We’re talking about one out of every two men and one out of every three women being at risk for developing cancer in their lifetime.”

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Patricia Mouzon at the Colon Cancer Alliance Undy RunWe're teaming up with Patricia Mouzon, a local colon cancer survivor and screening advocate, to create a Community Undy Run/Walk.  You may have seen Patricia in D.C. at the recent Call on Congress, or on the news telling her story and bringing awareness to South Carolinians about the importance of colorectal cancer screening.  Now, she's bringing her unstoppable energy to the Midlands and is looking for members to join her team, the Terminators!

The Community Undy Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 24th at the Timmerman Trail in Cayce, South Carolina. Want to be a part of this exciting event?  Click here to register to join the team or make a donation.  Registrants will receive their very own pair of Undy boxers to wear for the walk.

The University of South Carolina’s most prestigious annual awards for research and scholarship are administered by the Office of the Provost. James Carson, professor of exercise science and chair of the department, has received the 2017 Educational Foundation Award for Research in Health Sciences. Established more than three decades ago in 1984, this award recognizes faculty for outstanding research and scholarship. Carson was honored at an award ceremony held by the Provost on April 26 and will all be recognized during spring commencement.