Translational Research Community Advisory Board (TR-CAB)

The MUSC Translational Research Community Advisory Board had been providing essential input to the South Carolina Clinical & Translational (SCTR) Institute and the SCTR Community Engagement Program since May 2014. TR-CAB members are a diverse group of leaders in a range of sectors committed to improving health and Health care in South Carolina.

The TR-CAB vision is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the population of South Carolina by facilitating the translation of research discoveries into improved health outcomes and healthcare practices. Its members help engage communities in bidirectional communication with MUSC to inform research design based on community needs and to explore options or using their organizational resources to help implement best practices as quickly as possible.

Board Members

Ron Gimbel, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Services, Clemson University

Bernie Mazyck
South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

Robert Stevens, Ph.D.
Director, SC Association of Positive Behavior Support

Vicki Young, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA)

Reverend Eric Manning
Senior Pastor, Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Page Bullington
President and General Manager, Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions and Blackbaud Foundation Solutions

Spencer Twigg
Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Marion Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Julie Smithwick
Director, Center for Community Health Alignment, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Amanda Williams
Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Training, SC Department of Health and Human Services (SC DHHS)

Kimberly Butler Willis, Ph.D.
Director, Community Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare