Arnold School of
Public Health declared April 25, 2008
James E. Clyburn Day
Faculty, staff, and students honored U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, D –
S.C., by declaring April 25, 2008 as James E. Clyburn Day in the Arnold
School. Congressman Clyburn, who has served South Carolina’s Sixth
Congressional District since 1993, is currently the House Majority Whip
for the 110th Congress.
James E. Clyburn receives a gift
commemorating James E. Clyburn day
from Interim Dean Tom Chandler.
"Congressman Clyburn's commitment to the elimination of health
disparities is long standing. He has worked tirelessly for the citizens
of South Carolina and the nation to eliminate inequities in health care
and to promote social justice. Here in the Arnold School, we are very
grateful for his constant support of health care programs and research
aimed at the elimination of health disparities," said Interim Dean Tom
Chandler presented Clyburn with a silver tray commemorating James E.
Clyburn Day in the Arnold school.
Clyburn along with Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C., helped secure
funding to establish the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health
Disparities in 2003. The Institute along with Claflin University created
a lecture series to honor Congressman Clyburn. The inaugural James E.
Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture was April 25, 2008 in the auditorium
of the Arnold School's Public Health Research Center at USC. Dr. Lovell
A. Jones, director of the Center for Research on Minority Health at the
University of Texas, was the keynote speaker. Jones, whose research
center is part of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
in Houston, is the founding co-chair of the Intercultural Cancer
Council, the nation's largest multicultural health policy group focused
on minorities, the medically underserved and cancer. He edited
"Minorities & Cancer," one of the few comprehensive textbooks on this
subject. He is the founding chair of "Minorities, the Medically
Underserved and Cancer," the nation's largest multicultural conference
which provides a forum for exchanging the latest scientific and