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Etta D. Pisano, M.D.

Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine


Dear Colleagues:

Faculty Affairs Roundtables

The College of Medicine Faculty Affairs Team invites faculty to attend the next sessions in the series of Faculty Affairs Roundtables.  Drs. Paul McDermott and Leonie Gordon will be presenting on the topic of “Enhancing Your Teaching Portfolio for Promotion” on February 13 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in 601 Clinical Sciences Building.  Interested faculty are encouraged to participate in this event; please RSVP to Mary McConnell ( for these sessions.  For more information about the Faculty Affairs Team and services provided, please go to

Medical Student Career Planning: Helping Students Find Their Fit

College of Medicine faculty and clinical advisors are encouraged to attend an upcoming seminar on “Medical Student Career Planning: Helping Students Find Their Fit” being presented by Jeanette Calli, Program Manager for the AAMC Careers in Medicine program.  This free seminar is eligible for up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  Two sessions will be offered on Monday, February 24, in the Storm Eye Auditorium – the first will be held from 9:00-12:00 p.m. and the second from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Interested participants should RSVP to Gabrielle Redding at by February 17 and indicate which session they plan to attend.

Center for Genomic Medicine Symposium

The Center for Genomic Medicine will be holding a Symposium on Wednesday, February 26, from 8:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 110 Bioengineering Building.  Speakers will include Mark Burke (David H. Murdock Research Institute), Howard Edenberg (Indiana University), Geoffrey Ginsburg (Duke University), Howard Jacobs (Medical College of Wisconsin), Stephen Kingsmore (Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics), Paul Meltzer (National Center for Genome Research, NCI), and Steven Skinner (Greenwood Genetic Center).  This interested in attending may register at

Nominations for MUSC Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations are invited for the MUSC Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards.  Awards may be given in the following categories:  Clinical/Professional (Educator-Mentor), Scholarship/Academic (Educator-Mentor), Educator-Lecturer, and Developing Teacher.  Nominations are due January 27; more information about the awards and the nomination process can be found at  Questions may be addressed to Marcia Higaki at 792-2228.

Charleston’s “Best Of” Voting Now Open – Help Support MUSC

Voting for Charleston’s “Best Of” for 2014 is now open and will run through February 4.  MUSC is in the running in several categories including best hospital, best place to work, best place to give birth, best physician, and best plastic surgeon.  We won last year for best hospital and best place to work, which reflects the high quality patient care we provide and the enormous talent and dedication of our faculty and staff.  Please consider supporting MUSC again this year - the ballot can be accessed at

Discussion Forums

As a reminder, we have 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 – and to continue excellence in our research and education missions.  I look forward to hearing from you - either in person or via email.