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Innovation Week 2019

MUSC Innovation Week will take place April 29th – May 3rd. This week-long celebration of transformation and innovation has something for everyone!

Schedule of events as of March 20th, please check back for updates

Monday, April 29th - We Are Changing What's Possible


1:00pm - 2:00pm - Keynote Lecture

Christian Howell

      Christian Howell, VP VBHC, Medtronic, Why is the largest medical device company in the world transforming        for the future of health care? Location: Drug Discovery Bldg, Rm 112 

Throughout the Afternoon - Guided Campus Tours of some of MUSC's innovation hot spots.

Some tours require pre-registration, opening April 1st through this site

MUSC ART building

2:00pm - Art in ART

Guided tour of many of the 873 pieces of original art housed in the Ashley River Tower with an opportunity to engage in discussion of observed elements and themes in the artwork. (30 min duration) Location: ART Lobby

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Names for Dr. Neill W. Macaulay, an avid historian of dental practice, the museum houses an impressive collection of dental memorabilia, including historical tools and instruments, a 19th Century dental-office display, a collection of dental chairs and a traveling dentist's chest from the Civil War era. (This is a self-guided tour) Location: Macaulay Museum - 175 Ashley Avenue

2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm - Research Building Labs

Learn about testing and equipment used to make continuous improvements in rehabilitation. (60 min duration) Location: College of Health Professions, 77 President Street - Lobby on 1st Floor

Waring Library

2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm - Waring Historical Library

Did you know MUSC invented the air bed used by burn victims? Come view the museum's collections and see instruments developed by MUSC faculty and staff since the founding of the University in 1824. (15 min duration) Location: Waring Library

Simulaiton Dummy

2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm - SIM Center

Learn about the history and design of the MUSC Simulation Center, and take a peek inside rooms to see how they are used to simulate clinical procedure. (20-25 min duration) Location: College of Nursing, Rm 104

2:15pm, 2:50pm, 3:25pm, 4:00pm - Nurse Anesthetist Simulation Lab

View demonstrations of how these innovative tools are used to educate Nurse Anesthesia Students and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. (30 min duration) Location: College of Health Professions, 151 B Rutledge, Rm B214

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

2:30pm - MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

See the newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in October, 2019. (60 min duration) Location: Construction Office, Charleston Center at Courtenay Dr.

2:30pm, 3:30pm - MUSC Health Center for Telehealth

The MUSC doctor will see you now, from anywhere! MUSC's home to one of two National Telehealth Centers of Excellence, providing more than 20,000 televisits each year. Come see how MUSC is helping to expand healthcare access across the state. (30 min duration) Location: Main Hospital, Rm 268

Antique Pharmacy Bottles

3:00pm, 3:30pm - MUSC Pharmacy Museum

Stop by to view a turn of the century workstation and prescriptions, photographs, and early reference texts, as well as, devices used by pharmacists prior to the era of manufactured pharmaceuticals including: pill machines, suppository molds, mortars, pestles made of iron, wood, ceramics, and glass, and a variety of antique balances. (20-25 min duration) Location: College of Pharmacy, 280 Calhoun Street

5:00pm - Art of Self Care

Participate in an activity which integrates visual arts, literary arts, and/or music with the goal for participants to show compassion for self and/or be inspired by others around campus (open to those with an MUSC badge). (60 min duration) Location: Rutledge Tower Annex, Rm 104



Tuesday, April 30th - Moving Healthcare Forward


Poster Session 

10:00am - 2:00pm - 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

Join MUSC's innovators as they present innovative approaches to advance care, education and research. Attendees vote on favorite ideas to advance to the MUSC Shark Tank. Location: Drug Discovery Bldg. Rm 112

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Keynote Lecture

Terry Howell           Terry Howell, Ed.D. Senior Principal, Healthcare Performance Partners Location: Drug Discovery                           Auditorium, room 110




Wednesday, May 1st - Inspiring Today's Generation to Lead Tomorrow's


10:00am - 11:00am - Panel Discussion

Representatives from the Foundation for Research Development and local entrepreneurs discuss “How to move from ideas to patents to market”. Location: TBD

11:00am - 12:00pm - Discussion and Demonstration

A discussion and demonstration of 3D Printing Technology. Location: TBD

Student Panel

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Student Panel Discussion

A student panel discussion on Instructional Best Practices. Location: TBD

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Panel Discussion

Drop in for advice from experts on how to take an idea farther. Location: TBD

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Student Project Pitch

Project competition and winner announced. Location: TBD

Urban Farm

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Reception

Drop in for networking and socializing. Location: MUSC Urban Farm



Thursday, May 2nd - Our Most Important Discovery? The Next One.


9:00am - 11:00am - Moderated Panel

"Now and Later: The Life Science Industry in South Carolina" Location: TBD

9:30am - 11:30am - Start-up Showcase

Over 10 MUSC Startups display their businesses in a poster session on the green Location: Drug Discovery Bldg. Outside plaza

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Science Cafe

Carol Fighali-Bostwick       Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD "Let's talk...Fibrosis, the ugly side of collagen" Location: Colbert Library           Lobby




1:00pm - 2:00pm - Science Cafe

Christopher Metts, MD "Gene Doe: A Platform for Citizen Science" Location: Colbert Library Lobby

Shark Tank Competition Contestants

2:00pm - 4:00pm - MUSC Shark Tank

Come watch Innovation Summit finalists present their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win prize money Location: TBD

David Turner, Victoria Findlay and children

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Science Cafe

David Turner, PhD "The A.G.E.s of Chronic Disease" Location: Colbert Library Lobby

5:00pm - 6:30pm - Networking Reception

Hosted by SCBio SCRA & SC Commerce Location: TBD



Friday, May 3rd - The Next Frontier


TBD - Keynote Lecture

Brent Kruse, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services, Americas (Siemens Healthineers) Location: TBD