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J. Allan Diehl
J. Allan Diehl, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has joined the Hollings Cancer Center as associate director for Basic Sciences. Diehl will focus on advancing and integrating basic science discoveries in order to facilitate the development of new therapeutics and clinical efforts to treat and eradicate cancer. Diehl comes to MUSC from the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania where he was co-director of its Tumor Biology Program.

Bruce Ovgiagele

Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., professor Department of Neurology, was named to the 11th Class of Liberty Fellows. The Liberty Fellows program recruits diverse leaders, providing them with a forum to reflect on what makes a just society, deepening their knowledge and perspectives and enhancing their capacity to solve problems facing South Carolina leaders.





Jake Abernathy
Jake Abernathy, M.D., associate professor, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, was among nine researchers to receive the 2014 Liberty Mutual Research Institute and Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors best paper award.

Kristin Shumard
Kristin Shumard is MUHA’s new Release of Information supervisor. Shumard will work closey with Compliance for HIPAA oversight, legal, risk management, and government agencies. A supervisor in Patient Access at Ashley River Tower, Shumard will begin her role on July 21.







Inspired Kids Book
The 5th annual “Inspired Kids Helping Kids” campaign, sponsored by Signature Photography, is looking for local kids ages 1 to 15 years old to be in their “Inspired” art book, proceeds from which will benefit the MUSC Children’s Hospital.
Photo sessions will take place during the months of July, August and September and will be taken at Charleston area locations as well as at their studio. Their offices are located at 320 East Bay Street, Charleston.  
For more information, visit http://Inspired.SignaturePhotography.Biz or contact Eddie Toporek by phone at 300-3333 or via email at

Golf Tournament
The 18th Annual Monica Kreber Golf Tournament will take place July 18 at Wild Dunes. Cost is $800 per team and includes lunch by Outback Steak House, beer, wine, a goodie bag, and dinner by Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ.  
The tournament is named in honor of Monica Kreber who was diagnosed with Leukemia 18 years ago and treated here at MUSC. This event raises $40,000 annually and all proceeds go to pediatric oncology research at the MUSC Darby Research Institute.
Contact Mimi Dorman at 345-3172.

July 18, 2014



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