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Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
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Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-5032
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Posted 5/2/2008

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.

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 treatment information.

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