David B. Adams
David B. Adams, M.D. will serve as interim chairman of the Department of Surgery effective July 1. Adams will step into this role as MUSC President-elect David Cole, M.D. assumes the MUSC presidency.
Maria Buse, M.D., Distinguished University Professor, Division of Endorcrinology, was awarded the honorary title of Distinguished University Professor Emerita.
Angela Egner has been named the new MUHA Chief Learning Officer. Egner will be responsible for maximizing all MUHA training and development resources. Egner comes from Genesys Learning Instiute of the Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, Mich. She assumes her role July 14.
Willliam (Bill) Moran, M.D., McNight Professor of Aging and Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has been elected presidentof the Society of General Internal Medicine. The society is composed of 3,000 physician-members who serve as primary internal medicine faculty at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the U.S.
Moran is past president of the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Moran has been at MUSC since 2005.
Swing for a Cure Golf Tourney
The Fourth Annual Swing for a Cure Travis Branch Memorial kick–off Party and Golf Tournament will be held July 18–19 at Alhambra Hall and Patriot’s Point Links in Mount Pleasant. The kick-off party will be from 6 to 9 p.m., July 18 with the tourney shotgun start at 9 a.m., July 19. Branch died in 2010 after a four–year battle with hemangiopericytoma, a rare form of sarcoma cancer. Proceeds will benefit HCC’s Comprehensive Sarcoma Cancer Program. Visit http://hcc.musc.edu/giving/events/swingforacure/.
Skin Cancer Screenings
The Hollings Cancer Center Outreach Services and Mobile Health Unit will sponsor its annual skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 14 at Folly Beach. The event is free and open to the public. No appointment is necessary. Aadditional screenings are scheduled July 12, Isle of Palms, and Aug. 9, James Island County Park. Call 792-0878.
Charleston County Growth
Charleston County government will hold a series of public workshops to gather input for the County’s Comprehensive Five–Year PlanReview.
The next meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m., June 16, James Island Elementary School. For information, visit http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/Planning/CompPlanUpdate/index.htm.