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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.


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On May 2nd, the CCCR will participate in this year's Midlands Gives campaign.  Hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. 

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(Right to left) Dr. Frank Berger and Kimberly Wright meet with Walker Truluck, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Tom Rice.

On March 14 and 15, CCCR Director Dr. Frank Berger attended the "Call-on-Congress" up in Washington DC, with gastroenterologist Dr. March Seabrook and WIS-TV anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank.  This event was sponsored by Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national advocacy organization dedicated to reducing the toll of colorectal cancer across the United States.  The main focus of the "Call-on-Congress" was on meeting Congressional legislators to get them behind colorectal cancer research and prevention.  This involved educating them about the disease, about basic research on it, and about preventive screening to reduce its occurrence.  It was a busy couple of days!  Stimulating much of the discussion was the National Cancer Institute's recent report that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing in young adults.  Strategies to address this issue are needed.