Statewide Retreats

SCTR facilitates collaboration across traditional disciplinary and institutional lines by sponsoring thematic-based retreats for basic, clinical and population scientists, and community practitioners at all levels of career development. Topics address health conditions of importance to SC, are attended by investigators and community members from across the state and are often followed by a special call for pilot grants related to the retreat topic. SCTR also sponsors an annual translational research day and mentorship symposium that provide a forum for trainees and scholars to present their research and participation in career development activities.

SCTR Scientific Retreat on Dissemination & Implementation Science 

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When: Friday, September 9, 2022

Where: TBA

Keynote Speaker:

Mark McGovern, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

More information to come.

2021 Scientific Retreat

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Crossroads of Translational Science

October 22, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST 

Up to 5-hours of DEI training credit available to participants. 

Virtual Setting via Zoom

Objective of the Retreat: The goal was to advance translational science in eliminating health inequities in South Carolina by creating a platform for academic investigators, students, research support professionals, clinicians, community, and other stakeholders from multiple disciplines to share their current findings, research problems, solutions and opportunities to stimulate new cross-disciplinary research collaborations. Discussion of specific research questions were encouraged to facilitate collaborations. Attendees are given an opportunity to apply for the SCTR Pilot Project Program funds to support new collaborations focused on retreat theme topics.

Keynote Address: What is the Role of Science in Eliminating Health Inequities?

Keynote Speaker: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Contact: Sydney Bollinger

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SCTR DEI Retreat

At SCTR’s recent retreat, NIMHD director and South Carolina scientists discussed the way forward for health disparities research.

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Previous Retreats & Events


COVID-19: State of the Science


Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research

Annual Mentorship Training Symposium


SCTR Scientific Retreat on Opioids Research

Annual Mentorship Training Symposium

SCTR Scientific Retreat on Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Related Research


Scientific Retreat on Aging Related Research

MUSC Digestive Disease Retreat

Annual SCTR Mentorship Training Symposium: Essential Professional Communication Skills for Academic Success

SCTR Scientific Retreat on the Human Microbiome

Fifth Annual Women's Health Research Day 

Scientific Workshop on Vitamin D


SCTR Scientific Retreat on Health Disparities

Zika: Z to A - What We Know, What We Don't, and How to Prepare

SCTR Scientific Retreat on Transition of Care Across the Lifespan