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Research is vital to the overall mission of the college of health professions and its goal of national distinction. Studies address the health and rehabilitation of people in South Carolina by focusing on diverse issues that include health care access, function, mobility, psychological well-being, and health disparities. State-of-the-art facilities are used in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of key research findings, including laboratories for locomotion, ergonomics, swallowing, and neurorehabilitation. Individuals with a wide array of characteristics are included in research including both children and adults, as well as those from special diagnostic groups, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and cerebral palsy. The new knowledge is incorporated into the classroom to promote evidence-based practice. Regardless of its specific methods or populations, investigators within the college are committed to conducting the highest quality of research to improve health, quality of life, and longevity in South Carolina, the United States and around the world.


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