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Raina McKenzie
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 3:33pm
When third-year PA student Raina McKenzie started her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina back in 2019, she knew she wanted to one day return to her small hometown of Kingstree, SC to work and serve her community. What she did not know, was that a significant portion of her student loans could be forgiven to do exactly that. Raina McKenzie After listening to a guest speaker in class, McKenzie learned about the South Carolina…
Person in library getting help
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:10am
The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare announces awards to five projects centered in rural library systems across South Carolina to increase access to high value, quality healthcare. “We are proud to work with local libraries and their partners,” Dr. Kevin Bennett, Director of the Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, said. “Our primary goal is to help improve rural residents’ access to quality healthcare. Relying on…
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:19am
The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare in collaboration with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health awarded 15 rural health clinics and practices with micro-grants Small rural practices and clinics are an invaluable asset to rural communities, but are often faced with unique challenges due to locality.  Rural practices may experience limited operational constraints due to barriers to technology, medical equipment and resources, or…
Jessica Purser Presenting
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:13am
Jessica Purser, PhD-Candidate in ASPH Health Services Policy and Management program, presents poster, Provider Distance and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Teen Pregnancies in South Carolina  at the NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference Jessica Purser is a graduate assistant within the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.  This May, she presented research on adolescent adverse birth outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth, or the two combined…
Second-year student Kylie Stevens (pictured with School of Medicine dean Les Hall) is a recipient of the Rural Health Student Recruitment Loan, which encourages health profession students to pursue rural practice.
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:32pm
Second-year student Kylie Stevens (pictured with School of Medicine dean Les Hall) is a recipient of the Rural Health Student Recruitment Loan, which encourages health profession students to pursue rural practice.   When second-year medical student Kylie Stevens started medical school, she wasn’t sure what specialty she wanted to pursue, but an email from the School of Medicine’s financial aid coordinator quickly focused her direction.…
Dr Bennett Presenting
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:10am
In January 2018, Kevin Bennett, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Director of Research of the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Care, was elected to serve a three-year term as the Chair of the Research & Education Constituency Group.  This group of nearly 600 members nationally meets periodically throughout the year to discuss issues related to rural research, medical education, and…