Coronavirus Clinical Trials

MUSC is meeting the challenge of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through research aimed at discovering vaccines and deepening understand of how to prevent or mitigate the spread of the virus.  

Research Opportunities for Patients

A Phase II, Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Efficacy of 8 mg/kg or 4 mg/kg Intravenous Tocilizumab in Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

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Recruitment Contact:

Caroline Brailsfor
(843) 792-1820

SCTR / MUSC COVID-19 Biorepository

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is developing a COVID-19 biorepository which will contain blood, urine, and other bodily fluids along with relevant medical information from individuals evaluated, exposed to, or treated for COVID-19. Visit for more information on this study.

Recruitment Contact:

Ricardo Cantu

Outcomes Related to COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with Symptomatic Disease

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Recruitment Contact:

Abigail Grady

Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19

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Recruitment Contact:

Ashley Warden

Thank you for your interest is plasma donation.

For information regarding plasma donation or to schedule an appointment to make a donation, please contact:

The Blood Connection ( - (854) 429-1700 or American Red Cross ( – (843) 764-2323 by phone or by visiting their websites to learn more.

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and need your test results for your plasma donation appointment, you can access these results by logging into and accessing the “Health” tab and selecting “Test Results”

If you do not yet have a MyChart account, go to and click the blue “Create Your Account” button to create one (this can take up to 48 hours).

If do not want to access this information through MyChart or if you cannot locate your COVID-19 lab results in MyChart, you may request your results from the MUSC medical records department at 843-792-3881.

If you were tested for COVID-19 at a non-MUSC facility, please contact your physician or the records department at that facility.

Research Opportunities for Healthcare Workers

Rapid In-Home SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Testing to Assess Community Level Immunity in Health Care Workers Working in High Risk Exposure Settings

Status: Closed


Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry

MUSC is participating in the HERO Registry, a large, national clinical research community. Healthcare workers across America may join the registry to share clinical and life experiences to understand the perspectives and problems they face on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines.

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MUSC Contact for questions regarding the HERO Registry:

Elizabeth Szwast