Institute for Families in Society

President’s Coin of Excellence Award

Dr. Ana Lòpez-De Fede, Research Professor and Associate Director of IFS, was recently awarded the President’s Coin of Excellence by UofSC President Bob Caslen. The award reads for “the recent award from the SC Department of Health and Human Services in support of her exemplary research on health services delivery systems and wellbeing of all South Carolinians.” IFS has one of the nation’s longest standing Medicaid agency-university partnerships. This ongoing research, under Dr. Ana Lòpez-De Fede’s leadership, into the various aspects of healthcare touched by SC Medicaid services provides data that informs a wide range of policies and initiatives.