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Etta D. Pisano, M.D.

Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine

Dear Colleagues:

Town Hall Meeting for College of Medicine with Provost Mark Sothmann

Provost Mark Sothmann is scheduling town hall meetings with each of the MUSC Colleges during the summer to provide updates on university-wide topics of interest.  The town hall meeting for Dr. Sothmann with the College of Medicine has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Drug Discovery Building Auditorium.  All members of the College of Medicine are encouraged to attend to hear from Dr. Sothmann and ask him questions.

CARES Clinic Seeks Physician Volunteers

The CARES Clinic, a student-run free medical clinic in Mt. Pleasant, is looking for additional physician volunteers.  CARES is a primary care setting for uninsured members of the community, operating Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year.  CARES relies heavily on the generous support of physician volunteers who serve as the teaching force for healthcare student volunteers.  All fully-licensed physicians at MUSC - from 2nd year residents to full professors - are eligible to volunteer.  Physicians are asked to volunteer from 7:00-9:30pm during our hours of operation.  If this is an opportunity that interests you or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amartha Ogburu at

Information Session for Faculty Interested in Research

On Monday, July 8, SCTR will be sponsoring an information session for faculty interested in research.  Topics to be addressed include programmatic resources, SCTR resources, Masters of Science in Clinical Research, Core Clinical Research Training Course, Ethics Certificate, Office of Research Development, and Apple Tree/Faculty Development opportunities.  Faculty interested in attending must register at

MUSC YES Campaign

Every year we have the opportunity to give back to MUSC through the YES Campaign.  The YES Campaign allows employees to make a charitable gift to any fund within the MUSC Foundation, many of which benefit units within the College of Medicine.  Making your gift is easy – go to to access the online giving page, where you can also find a full list of funds.  Your tax-deductible gifts can be made by payroll deduction, credit card, check, or cash.  Many thanks to those of you who have already generously pledged your support for this year’s campaign; for those who haven’t yet had an opportunity to make a donation, the campaign ends June 30 so you still have plenty of time.  If you have questions about the YES campaign, please contact Whitney McLuen at 792-1973 or

Annual CATTS Mandatory Training

It is time for all employees to complete the University’s annual CATTS mandatory training modules.  Completion of all modules is due by June 30.  The system is easily accessed online at using your NetID and password.  Questions regarding this training should be directed to your supervisor or respective human resources office.

Discussion Forums

As a reminder, we have created new electronic discussion platforms focusing on education, research, clinical affairs, and general information from the Dean’s Office and the College of Medicine.  These forums are intended to serve several purposes.  First, they are another way for my office to share important information with faculty, staff, and students.  Second, they are meant to encourage discussion about issues within the college and to empower everyone within the college to voice their opinions.  These “discussion forums” are intended to be not only channels for messages to be sent out, but channels for YOUR ideas, comments and questions to be heard by college leadership.  Your voice matters and we are pleased there is a new way for it to be heard.  You can access these forums by using the following links and your net ID and password:

As always....

Let's work together to meet our strategic planning goal - to be in the Top 25 among academic medical centers for reputation, quality, service, efficiency and financial performance by 2015.  I look forward to hearing from you - either in person or via email.



Etta D. Pisano, MD

Vice President for Medical Affairs

Dean, College of Medicine