Welcome to the Clemson University School of Health Research

The Clemson University School of Health Research is a multidisciplinary unit facilitating health research and scholarship. Since 2013, the Clemson University School of Health Research has been a key entity for health-related scholarship and collaboration, with more than 160 Clemson faculty engaged in health research impacting the community with local and national impact. Clemson FORWARD, Clemson University’s strategic plan, has an emphasis on six innovation clusters, one of which is health innovation. The work by CUSHR researchers is critical to meeting the health innovation goals of Clemson’s strategic plan, and CUSHR is proud to support health-related scholarship at Clemson and with our partners.

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Better Together

That’s the hallmark of a bold partnership between Clemson University and health care systems that has created the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR), a multidisciplinary unit of Clemson that facilitates health research and scholarship. Clemson has collaborated with Furman University, the Greenwood Genetic Center, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Prisma Health, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Through these partnerships, Clemson brings a wealth of research and educational expertise, and the health care systems offer the clinical opportunities students and researchers need to put their ideas into action. The result? Breakthroughs in health care delivery, access and affordability that make a difference in the doctor’s office, the operating room, and beyond.


Sept. 16 – The Clemson University School of Health Research is proud to present The CHAT (Clemson Health Advancement Talks), a new virtual lecture series focusing on health research and Innovation.

Join us to hear from Clemson's leading health researchers!


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The CHAT will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month during the academic year.
The CHAT's goals are to: 
• Facilitate interdisciplinary health-related research 
• Recognize the outstanding contributions of health-related researchers across the University 
• Highlight the depth and breadth of Clemson University's accomplishments in the Health Innovation research focus area

Oct. 22 - The Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health promotes selected research and scholarly activity annually at the Prisma Health Research Showcase. This year's showcase will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Researchers may now submit abstracts for the Showcase. Download the Call for Abstracts here. Abstracts are due 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

This continued learning opportunity hosts a scientifically diverse spectrum of basic and clinical research and quality improvement activities demonstrating alignment with Prisma Health priorities and goals. Through the Showcase, Prisma Health and its academic partners (Clemson University, Furman University, and University of South Carolina) seek to promote comraderie and collaboration within the health research community and to provide a welcoming environment in which faculty and staff can build peer-reviewed presentation skills and gain judging experience.

For more information regarding local health research events, check out our Events page.

COVID-19 Research Resources

Click here for Clemson University research resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to view a list of Clemson researchers and their expertise to assist others in finding collaborators and building teams to apply for the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and other funding.

Catch up on the latest news in the CUSHR Updates and Announcements