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Etta D. Pisano, M.D.

Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine

 

Message from Interim President Mark Sothmann Regarding Merger Legislation

Academy of Medical Educators – New Members

Residency Match Day

COM Clinician Scientist K12 Program Accepting Applications

Faculty Affairs Roundtables

Request for Applications - MUSC Center for Global Health Faculty Research Pilot Project Grants

Discussion Forums

Dear Colleagues:

Message from Interim President Mark Sothmann Regarding Merger Legislation

Earlier this week, Interim President Mark Sothmann sent a letter to the MUSC community regarding the proposed merger between MUSC and the College of Charleston.  A copy of that letter can be found at https://sp.musc.edu/com/discuss/general/default.aspx.

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Academy of Medical Educators – New Members

The Academy of Medical Educators (AME) recently announced a new member-

Dr. Eric Nelson (Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine) – Mentored Teaching Fellow

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Nelson on his selection and in thanking him for his commitment to our educational mission.  More information about AME and the application process can be found at http://www.musc.edu/com/faculty/Academy_of_Medical_Educators/.  The next deadlines for application are March 17 and April 21.  Questions about AME may be directed to the AME Co-Directors, Drs. Debra Hazen-Martin, Leonie Gordon, and Paul McDermott.

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Residency Match Day

Match Day will be held on Friday, March 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Charleston Music Hall at 37 John Street.  The theme for this year’s ceremony is “The 1980’s”.  Please consider joining our students for this exciting occasion when they learn where they have matched for their postgraduate clinical programs.

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COM Clinician Scientist K12 Program Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted for the COM Clinician Scientist K12 Program.  Scholars will be selected for a career development award to begin July 2014 and will receive 2-3 years of salary support commensurate with 40% effort per year to pursue multidisciplinary clinical and translational research with training and mentoring.  Applicants should submit their applications by April 2, 2014.  For more information and application instructions visit https://sctrweb2.musc.edu/pups/files/0000/0701/SCTR_K12_Clinician_Sci_2014_RFA.pdf.

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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 March 20 at 12:00 p.m. in 635B Clinical Sciences Building and 4:00 p.m. in 601-EE Clinical Sciences Building.  Interested faculty are encouraged to participate in this event; please RSVP to Mary McConnell (mcconnem@musc.edu) for these sessions.  For more information about the Faculty Affairs Team and services provided, please go to http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/faculty/.

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Request for Applications - MUSC Center for Global Health Faculty Research Pilot Project Grants

The MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce a request for applications (RFA) for faculty research pilot project grants.  The CGH anticipates awarding between four to six grants through this funding process, which will provide MUSC faculty recipients up to $20,000 for a 12-month period.  Through this RFA, the CGH seeks to provide pilot funds to stimulate research in low and middle-income countries, with the larger goal of enabling investigators to leverage preliminary findings and data to become the basis of a competitive extramural research grant application.  A listing of eligible countries for projects can be found at the World Bank website-http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications.  Projects that have the best potential for future growth and external funding will be prioritized for funding, and applications that include matching funds will be given preference.  The Principal Investigator (PI) must have primary faculty appointment at MUSC.  Applicants at all levels are eligible, and early-career investigators are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants must not have existing funding that can support the proposed research.  Proposals may include collaborators from other institutions.  The application can be found at http://globalhealth.musc.edu/rfa-faculty-pilot-project-grants; the submission deadline is March 13, 2014.

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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:

https://sp.musc.edu/com/discuss/research/

https://sp.musc.edu/com/discuss/clinical/

https://sp.musc.edu/com/discuss/education/

https://sp.musc.edu/com/discuss/general/

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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.

Sincerely,

Etta

Etta D. Pisano, MD

Vice President for Medical Affairs

Dean, College of Medicine