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Ben Clyburn
Ben Clyburn, M.D., professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, has been named senior associate dean for graduate medical education (GME). Clyburn has served as associate dean for GME for several years.



Andrew Eiseman
Andrew Eiseman, M.D., assosciate professor in the Department of Opthalmology, has been named chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. Eiseman has served as interim chair since December. Eisman joined MUSC in 2012 after having served a distinguished ophthalmology career in the U.S. Army.



John Ikonomidis
John Ikonomidis, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiorthoracic Surgery, was honored with the 2016 CVSA Distinguished Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthsesia. The award recognizes an individual who has made major contributions to the CVSA council and has made substantial professional contributions to the field.



Amanda C. LaRue
Amanda LaRue, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,  was named chief of staff for research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
LaRue is also a faculty member in the Center for Biomedical Imaging at USC. LaRue will lead more than 100 research investigators involved in more than 200 research projects to support veterans patients.

Piccolo Finale
The Piccolo Spoleto Finale will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 5 until 10 p.m. at Hampton Park, located at 30 Mary Murray Blvd. The vent is free and open to the public. The Piccolo Spoleto Festival will be come to a close with a family-friendly night of good music and food. Local and visiting musicians from a range of genres will perform. For more information, visit

Charleston Farmer’s Market
The Charleston Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays at Marion Square, at the corner of Calhoun and King Streets. With more than 40 vendors, it features everything from farmers and growers to food concessions, artisans and crafters. Leashed dogs (and cats) are welcome.

New MUSC cafeteria app
BITE by Sodexo is a free, downloadable app from the app store and Google play. It tells you what’s on the daily menu in MUSC’s cafeterias, meal specials, hours of operation, calorie and nutritional information of food choices. It even syncs to your Fitbit.When you launch it for the first time, enter M5K29 to link to MUSC. For more information, contact Debbie Peitipain at

June 12, 2016



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