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Steven Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., was appointed chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Carroll, who has an extensive career in pathology, neuropathology and research, is currently division director in the Department of Pathology –Neuropathology program. He will assume his role March 1.

Kathy Chessman, PharmD, was awarded the MUSC Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award in Fall 2013. Chessman is a professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences at the MUSC campus. 

Daniel Handel, M.D., has been named as the Executive Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer of MUSC medical center. Handel is currently associate professor of Emergency Medicine and director of Clinical Operations for Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. He will begin his role in March.

Jennifer Schnellmann, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences, was named 2013 distinguished alumna of Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. Schnellmann is a 1992 graduate earning her undergraduate degree in biology. She earned her doctorate in pharmacology–toxicology at the University of Arkansas in 1997.

Marathon Bike Ride
The Charleston Marathon Bike Ride will take place at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 19 at Mamie Whitesides Elementary, 1565 Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant. Riders can participate in a 60–mile, 40–mile and 20–mile race. Proceeds benefit the non-profit group, the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts, which supports Charleston County Schools. Visit

Footlight Players Theater
MUSC Student Programs Office presents the play “Deathtrap!” at the Footlight Players Theater at 8 p.m., Jan. 30, 20 Queen Street. A reception will preceed the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 (students) and $10 (non-students). The event is part of MUSC Night. Call 792-2693.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will host the Lowcountry Oyster Festival from 10 to 5 p.m., Jan. 26 at Boone Hall Plantation. Tickets are $20 (advance) and $25 (event day). The fundraiser benefits Hollings Cancer, Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes and other charities.

January 17, 2014

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