Humbert and Gibson Receive Magellan Scholar Award For Nursing Research

January 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

The Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased that a student and professor were recently honored for their research pertaining to breast cancer. Crystal Humbert, a senior from Pelzer majoring in nursing, and Dr. Lynette Gibson, associate professor of nursing, received a Magellan Scholar Award for a research study titled, “Breast Cancer Beliefs and Mammography Screening Intention in African American Women.”

The Magellan Scholar program was created to enrich the academic experience of University of South Carolina’s undergraduates through research opportunities in all disciplines from science, technology, and medicine, to theatre, music, and art. By providing access to faculty mentoring relationships and a professional research experience, this program enables students to creatively explore their interests at a more in-depth level than can be attained in the classroom. The Magellan Scholar program provides opportunities for undergraduates to build a competitive edge in the job market.

For more information, contact Dr. Lynette Gibson, associate professor of nursing at USC Upstate, at (864) 552-4254 or