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Medical center nurse Mary Carla London administers the flu vaccine to MUSC employee Larry O’Neal at the Oct. 16 Flu Vaccine Tent Event at the Library Portico. Employees can still receive the flu vaccine at various campus locations until Dec. 11. Employees must present their badge. For a complete schedule, visit  photo by Helen Adams, Public Relations


Alan Coulter, Ph.D., manager of workforce development for MUSC Physicians & Primary Care, received a workplace learning and performance award for Best Practices in Training Facilitation/Delivery and Development Programs by the S.C. Midlands Chapter of the American Association for Training and Development. Coulter was recognized for creating the MUSCP Leadership Academy which trains 75 percent of the organizations leaders.



Vinnie Della Speranza, anatomic pathology manager in the Departmenet of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was named Histotechnologist of the Year from the National Society of Histotechnology. Della Speranza, received his award at a ceremony Sept. 27 in Austin, Texas. He has been active in the field for more than 35 years and is nationally recognized for his expertise.







Cynthia F. Wright, Ph.D., associate dean for admissions and career development in the College of Graduate Studies, was elected to the steering committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Graduate, Research, Education and Training (GREAT). The group, composed of faculty and administrative leaders in postdoctoral programs at U.S. and Canadian medical schools, provides professional development and promotes Ph.D. and postdoctoral eduction in biomedical science. Wright is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.






Evening with the Stars
The annual Evening with the Stars event will feature performances from Nashville stars Big and Rich, Craig Morgan and Scotty McCreery at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

The event, which will be hosted by radio celebrities, T.J. Phillips and Ric Rush, benefits the MUSC Children’s Hospital and is presented by Hagemeyer North America. This event, sponsored by WEZL since 2008, has raised more than $1 million for the hospital.

James Island Connector Run
The 16th annual Charleston James Island Connector Run will be held Saturday, Nov. 1. The run will benefit the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, a local charity that provides annual scholarships to Lowcountry students with physical disabilities. The foundation has awarded more than 95 scholarships to students with disabilities at the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel and other institutions.

The race begins and finishes on Bennett Street. Pre-and-post-race festivities are scheduled at Cannon Park. Register at


October 23, 2014





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