College of Health, Education and Human Development

HEHDlines October 2009

Brandtley Endowment to Support Value of Play

Brantley Endowment to Support Value of Play Research

A newly established endowment at Clemson University will fund graduate student research on children’s play, creativity on playgrounds and playground safety.

The Dr. Herbert and Juanita G. Brantley Graduate Assistance Endowment honors Herbert Brantley of Bloomington, Ind., the first leader of the Clemson department of parks, recreation, and tourism management (PRTM) who served in that capacity for 21 years, and his wife, Juanita “Johnnie” Brantley, who spent more than 30 years in public education.

The endowment is earmarked for graduate students studying children's play and creativity at Clemson, which focuses on the value of play and the deficit of play activities in modern society. The safety of playground equipment also is scrutinized as more than 46,000 visits to emergency rooms by children under the age of 15 are recorded each year.

Initial funds for the endowment were provided by the couple's son, Stephen Brantley, attending pathologist and former chief of staff at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla. › more

Lee CrandallExperts Talking Tech to Link Health Data for Research

A recent symposium organized by Clemson’s Department of Public Health Sciences brought together approximately twenty-five Clemson researchers with state agency experts on South Carolina’s health and environmental data in order to explore the ways in which emerging technologies can link data about health hazards, toxic exposures and health effects. › more

Lamont FlowersStudy of Students at Historically Black Colleges

The National Science Foundation recently granted Clemson University and two other schools nearly $500,000 to study motivational factors of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students at historically black colleges and universities. › more

The Burden of Youthful ChoicesExploring the Freshman Experience of Alcohol, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Experiences The time between high school graduation and the immediate post-college years is an important and distinct transition period for young people. Emerging adulthood theory was developed to describe and understand the period from the late teens through the mid-twenties (18- 25). This transition period represents a time of identity exploration when young people experience frequent changes in life goals, romantic attachments, work aspirations and world views. › more


Cheryl DyePHS Awarded Grant for Health Coaches Program

Principle Investigator, Cheryl Dye, Ph.D., Co-investigator, Joel Williams, Ph.D., and Community Coordinator, Sonya Albury-Crandall were recently awarded funding of $374,928 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to plan and implement the intervention program, “Health Coaches for Hypertension Control”. › more

Call Me MISTERCall Me MISTER Receives Gift from DuPont

A gift from DuPont brought together two of Clemson University’s innovative programs designed to improve elementary education. The $50,000 gift from DuPont funded a summer of workshops that enabled Call Me MISTER participants to get up close and personal with Math Out of the Box, a national inquiry-based curriculum developed in Clemson’s mathematical sciences department. › more

Fran Mainella helps with SCETV Your Day

Mainella Helps with “Your Day”

If you tuned in to SC ETV on Monday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m., you probably noticed Fran Mainella, PRTM visiting scholar at Clemson University and former National Park Service Director introducing a segment of Your Day on the Road. more

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