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A University of South Carolina public heath associate professor has joined a Clemson associate professor in receiving the U.S. government’s highest honor for researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Suzanne Adlof, a faculty member in the communication sciences and disorders department at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health, was named a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers award recipient. The award has been given since 1996 to scientists and engineers beginning independent research careers who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and advance STEM education, according to a news release.

Recipients are nominated by a federal funding agency. Adlof, whose research focuses on language and reading impairment, was nominated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Clemson’s Mark Blenner, nominated by NASA, is a faculty member in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, where he works to pioneer synthetic biology applications.

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