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.

2022 SCTR Scientific Retreat
Dissemination & Implementation Science 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Drug Discovery 110 & Lobby, MUSC


Retreat Program 

Keynote Presentation: 

Demystifying Dissemination and Implementation Science

Keynote Speaker:

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

Dr. Mark McGovern is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the Co-Chief of the Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry, and Medical Director of Integrated Behavioral Health in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. McGovern's overarching goal is to improve access to the most effective care possible for anyone who needs it.

His primary research focus is implementation science, with a specific emphasis on integrated behavioral health services for persons with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, as they present in both primary care and specialty settings.

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Sydney Bollinger


Previous Retreats & Events

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

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

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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