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Vax Van

Dr. Ford and others standing in front of the MUSC Hollings community health van

MUSC initiative aims to increase human papillomavirus vaccination rates in underserved communities.

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Team Sport

Medical stethoscope on a modern laptop

Electronic health record data can match patients to clinical trials when queries are designed with input from data and clinical experts.

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Stress and Depression

Dr. Makoto Taniguchi (left) and Dr. Christopher Cowan (right)

Researchers have found a key gene that links long-term stress to a common depressive symptom, pointing to the need for more personalized depression treatments.

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Brain Fingerprints

MUSC neuroscientists Dr. Andreana Benitez (in back) and Dr. Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza (in front)

Neuroscientists at MUSC use a novel brain imaging technique to visualize subtle brain changes in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s patients.

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School Healthcare

Dr. Janice Key poses The Lean Team on the then new Ravenel Bridge

Dr. Janice Key pioneered a program that helps kids stay healthy without having to leave school for a doctor’s appointment.

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Cystic Fibrosis Trial

A photo of a woman breathing into a tube.

A multicenter study finds that patients with cystic fibrosis can safely take a dual combination of CF modulator drugs for four years.

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AI Sidekick

Futuristic illustration of a Liver created by DALL-EE AI. Image provided by Dr. Jihad Obeid.

MUSC researchers show that AI can be used to help to identify liver cirrhosis in electronic health records.

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Raising Awareness

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MUSC team finds an innovative way to reach more patients with clinical trials.

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Reducing Kids' BMIs

Flowertown Elementary School physical activity opportunities led by physical education teacher, “Mr. C.” Photo courtesy of the MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness.

Participation in school-based wellness initiative is associated with decline in average student BMI.

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Research and Clinical

Two women in white lab coats talk with each other.

Katherine Chetta, M.D., and Mindy Engevik, Ph.D., are working together on necrotizing enterocolitis.

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Dupilumab Approval

Pediatric dermatologist Dr. Lara Wine Lee (left) and pediatric allergist Dr. Kelli Williams (right)

A new treatment, dupilumab, is now available to kids with eczema and eosinophilic esophagitis, thanks in part to pediatric clinical trials at MUSC.

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Marijuana Microbiome

3D illustration of human tooth with microscopic bacteria and viruses. Licensed from

MUSC researchers and their collaborators will explore how cannabis smoking alters the bacterial communities in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain.

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Robot Olympics

Blow-up robots used during the robot Olympics

Playing “serious” games can be an effective and engaging way to teach teamwork and other skills to robotic surgery teams.

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Recurring Events

Lunch & Learns

SCTR's monthly Lunch & Learns address topical research issues over the lunch hour for research faculty and staff.

SCTR Scientific Retreat

Scientific Retreat topics address health conditions of importance to SC, and are attended by investigators and community members from across the state.

Translational Research Day

SCTR's Translational Research Day provides a forum for trainees, scholars, and investigators to display translational-based research to the MUSC community via judged poster presentations.

Mentorship Symposium

The yearly symposium provides a forum for trainees and scholars to present their research and participate in career development activities.