Science Cafe

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Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60, and many forms of the disease have no warning signs. Hear from Dr. Craig Crosson on the causes of glaucoma, its diagnosis, current treatments, and future therapies!


MUSC's 2020 Science Cafe season has arrived! Mark your calendars for January 28th!

Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the MUSC Science Café Series. Science Cafés bring the community together with MUSC scientists in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. Come join the conversation! 

The upcoming series will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel restaurant. To sign up to receive emails about upcoming Cafés, please subscribe to the list.

2020 Series

Date     Speaker

Jan 28: Patrick O'Neil, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry
     New Year, New You? Are you one of the millions of Americans
     who struggle with their weights?

Feb 11: Robert Ball, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Public Health Sci.
     Topic: Influenza

Mar 17: Craig Crosson, Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology
     Topic: Glaucoma

Apr 21: James Krause, Ph.D., Professor, Health Sciences & Research
     Topic: Spinal Cord Injuries

May 12: Patrick Flume, M.D., Professor, Medicine
     Topic: Cystic Fibrosis

Jun 16: Marvella Ford, Ph.D., Professor, Public Health Science
     Topic: Health Disparities

Jul 14: Peter Kalivas, Ph.D., Dist. University Professor, Neurosciences
     Topic: Opioid Addiction

Aug 18: Denis Guttridge, Ph.D., Professor, Pediatrics; Director, CRI
     Topic: Pediatric Cancer

Oct 13: Heather Boger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neurosciences
     Topic: Aging

Past Science Cafe

2019 Series

Oct 29:    Federica Del Monte, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
     Mind the Heart! Heart Failure and Alzheimer’s - a Tangled Web

Sep 17:   Christopher Cowan, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience
     Autism A Matter of Genetics and Brain Wiring?

Aug 13:   Mark George, M.D., Distinguish University Professor, Psychology
     Please -let’s talk about suicide.

Jul 30:  Gary Gilkeson, M.D., Professor, Medicine
     Cellular Therapy: A Game Changer for Autoimmune Diseases!

Jun 18:   Teresa “Tese” Stephens, R.N, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nursing
     BURNOUT! Building Resilience to Prevent and Heal it.

May 21:  Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., VP for Research and Dist. Univ. Prof.
     The Opioid Crisis in South Carolina: Problems and Solutions

Apr 23:    Heather Boger, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Neuroscience
     Got AGING on the brain? Learn more to keep yours healthy!

Apr 9:   Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D, Professor, Biochemistry & Mol. Biology
     Size Matters! What Your Telomeres Might Tell You About Aging & Cancer

Mar 19:   Don Rockey, M.D., Professor, Medicine
     Fatty Liver Disease - a powder keg ready to blow!

Feb 12:    Steven Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology
      NEUROFIBROMATOSIS: Cracking the Code of these Genetic
      Diseases for Children

Feb 13:   Robert Adams, M.D., Professor, Neurology
     STROKE: What You Don't Know Could Kill You