Office of the Vice President for Research

Fostering curiosity and compassion to perform transformative academic research to improve the quality of life for all, from bench science to translational research.

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Research at MUSC

Innovating Transformative Care

We’re harnessing the possibilities of innovation. At the Medical University of South Carolina, new ideas and advancements flow from classrooms to laboratories and out into communities across our state and the world. Led by our internationally recognized faculty and scientists, our discoveries grow knowledge, our clinical trials transform medical treatments, and our innovations influence the care you receive.

As South Carolina’s premier biomedical research institute, we know there’s always new terrain to cover. The drive toward innovation that makes an impact propels us forward: leading the state in research funding, we’re home to just one of 60 Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA) hubs, our researchers published over 3,500 articles in 2021 alone, and we’re the home of more than 50 active biomedical startups. See how we’re shaping the boundless discoveries of biomedical research.

Featured Research Stories

Read more articles from the MUSC News Centers about exciting research happenings.

Research Areas

Innovation lays the foundation for advancement, but it doesn't stop there. Explore how our discoveries impact the lives we touch–from new diagnostic approaches to more elective, less invasive treatments.

Centers, Cores & Institutes

Transformative ideas begin here. Explore MUSC’s research centers, institutions, and cores, home to state-of-the-art resources and health-advancing instruction.

Find an Expert

MUSC recruits top scientists to push boundaries and direct innovation. Get to know our world-recognized team.

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Find a Clinical Trial

Empowering patient health begins with clinical trials. Explore how we’re pioneering progress.

All Clinical Trials

Resource Routing

Innovation flourishes through collaboration. Learn more about our health-advancing startups and funding opportunities, and help us continue unlocking transformative possibilities.