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Research at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the premier biomedical research institution in South Carolina. Our success in receiving research funding reflects an enterprise of basic and clinical scientists internationally recognized for biomedical work in diseases such as cancer, stroke, health disparities, addiction sciences, inflammation and fibrosis, and digestive disease - just to name a few! All a direct result of recruiting top scientists with a strategic focus to serve the needs of the people of South Carolina.

From bench lab to patient bedside, we are committed to leading health innovation for the lives we touch. We invite you to explore these stories, engage with us, and get to know the scientists who are the heart of our research community dedicated to changing what's possible in healthcare through state of the art research and discovery!

Research Highlights

MISC-C in Children

Dr. Elizabeth Mack with a pediatric patient

A team of pediatricians at MUSC Children’s Health contributed to a nationwide study of effective treatments for multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a novel COVID-19-associated disease found in children and adolescents. The results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that a combination of steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is effective against MIS-C.

In the News

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Jordan J. Elm, PhD, of Public Health Sciences; Tanya Turan, M.D, .Neurology, Stroke; Marc Chimowitz, M.D.Neurology, Stroke; Renee Martin, Ph.D,  Public Health Sciences, Design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and statistical methods accounting for missing dataStroke clinical trials

MUSC neurologist will co-lead the CAPTIVA trial, which will enroll 1,683 participants with a narrowed brain artery across 115 U.S. sites.

Featured Researcher

K. Michael Cummings

Hollings researcher Dr. Michael Cummings won a prestigious award for his major contributions connecting smoking and disease.