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Dr. Galina Bogatkevich

Dr. Galina Bogatkevich

Assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Galina Bogatkevich, M.D., accepted the position of editor-in-chief for the journal “Rheumatology: Current Research.”

Articles published in this journal are available online through “Open Access.”

Research articles are related to medical problems affecting joints and connective tissue.

Dr. Christopher R. Fortier

Christopher Fortier, PharmD, manager, Pharmacy Support and Operating Room Services and adjunct associate professor, has been given the title “fellow.”

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists named him a fellow in recognition of the excellence he has achieved in pharmacy practice.

The 2013 fellows were honored June 4 during the ASHP summer meeting & exhibition in Minneapolis.

Dr. Robert Gemmill

Robert Gemmill, Ph.D., is a professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

He received the College of Graduate Studies Outstanding Teacher of the Year award.

As a part of the first- year curriculum, students identify candidates from instructor-course evaluations and elect the recipient of this award at the year-end student luncheon, held May 16.

Stephanie McGowan, DScPT

Stephanie McGowan, DScPT

Physical therapist Stephanie McGowan was the recipient of the South Carolina American Physical Therapy Association’s Butch Buchannan Clinical Excellence Award.

The award is given to one member in the state.

It was presented to McGowan in May.


Roommate finder party
Off-campus Housing is hosting its roommate finder party from 5 to 6 p.m. June 7, Room 204, Harper Student Center. To reserve your spot, call 792-0394.

Christmas in July
The Charleston RiverDogs are having Christmas in July for the Angel Tree on July 27.

The $10 tickets are discounted to MUSC employees for $8 using the group password SNOW. Of the $8, the Angle Tree receives $3.

Santa will be there wearing an Hawaiian shirt and posing for photos in an adirondack chair. Visit

Make a Difference

Children’s shoes needed
Children’s shoes, preferably tennis shoes or closed-toed sandals, are needed for Project Okurase.

The shoes may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Family Services Research Center, 176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 104. For directions, call 876-1800.

Shoes also may be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 135 Cannon St., on the third-floor main desk labeled “Donation for Project Okurase via Sarah Logan.” Shoes will be accepted through July 1.

For information, call 693-2233 or email For information on the project, visit

Website set up to help purchase computers, equipment

Computer Connection, located on Calhoun Street, will no longer accept purchase orders. All computer and related equipment will be purchased online through the MUSC and Medical University Hospital Authority purchasing departments. IIT’s also will not longer be accepted at Computer Connection. OCIO will continue to establish institutional standards and recommended hardware.

The following website can assist employees in selecting computers and provide instructions:

For information, contact Paul Croy at 792-9342 or email Croy is available to assist in selecting the proper equipment. University purchases can be made through Marketplace. MUHA is finalizing arrangements with a vendor for computer purchases and will provide instructions as soon as possible.  

Computers will be delivered directly to the customers by the vendor. For assistance in setting up computers, call the Help Desk at 792–9700.

June 5, 2013

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