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. APPLICATION WINDOW IS OPEN FOR 2023 HSC SEED GRANTS – see below for more details.

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HSC Seed Grants Research Special Announcement

HSC Seed Grants Research Special Announcement

Letters of Intent due Monday, October 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

The Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health has announced a Call for Research Seed Grant applications supporting research that improves health.
Overview | The Research Seed Grant initiative facilitates collaborative pilot research and scholarly activities supporting Prisma Health’s research goals and priorities and those of its university partners (Clemson University, Furman University and University of South Carolina).
Priorities | The HSC Research Seed Grants are targeted toward Prisma Health’s strategic priorities within the following categories:

  • Quality & Safety / Process Improvement – Human Factors research; Quality improvement/ patient safety/root cause analysis and risk mitigation processes; high value care projects
  • Health Care Delivery Innovations – Implementation of proven and effective diagnostic and management tools across health care settings
  • Community Health- Research informing community-based and rural health models of health promotion
  • Health Disparities - Including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Addiction and Substance Use Disorders
  • Basic Science and Translational Research – Basic scientific inquiry with potential to advance diagnosis and treatment and improve health

Seed Grants are supported through funding from Prisma Health and academic partners (up to 20 will be awarded). Applicants may request a funding amount up to $20,000.  Applicants may cite matching funds from their respective units or from other sources, but cost-share is not required. 

Call for Letters of Intent and Applications | Click here to access the updated Call.

Letter of Intent (LOI) | A responsive LOI includes the seed grant submission form. Each box should include all the information solicited. LOI must be submitted by October 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm (EST) via the HSC Seed Grant Submission form.
Full Application, Formatting, and Submission Instructions | The submission deadline for invited full applications is January 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm (EST).  Examples of projects awarded in 2022 can be found here.
Questions | Visit the Research Seed Grant webpages for more information. For questions regarding the Prisma Health Seed Grant, please email SeedGrants@PrismaHealth.org.

HSC Seed Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the researchers who were awarded HSC Seed Grants. Click here to see a complete list of previously funded projects, recipients and their projects.

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.


AVS One Health Research Group

Dr. Jeryl Jones, Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and CUSHR Scholar, is leading an AVS One Health Research Group. Zoom meetings are currently scheduled on the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. One Health has been defined by the CDC as collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approaches—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. 

Here is a link to see the AVS One Health Research Group objectives and team members, many of whom are current CUSHR Faculty Scholars and health researchers. This group is currently co-sponsored by the SC TRIMH and SC BioCRAFT Centers, applying this One Health approach in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial resistance mitigation
  • Comparative Medicine/Translational Research
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Food Safety and Security
  • Human - Animal bond
  • Education and training of the next generation of One Health professionals
  • Welfare/Well-being of animals 

Should you be interested in collaborating on this multidisciplinary team, please reach out to Dr. Jones (jerylj@clemson.edu).

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