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    Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

    Three SmartState Endowed Chairs are among the research faculty who teach in the PharmD program and Ph.D. programs. Research focuses on identifying new drug targets, drug delivery systems and disease therapeutics.

  • Nappi and Haney Honored at MUSC Convocation

    Jean Nappi (MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award) and Jason Haney (MUSC Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Mentor:Clinical/Professional) were recognized for excellence during the 2017 MUSC Faculty Convocation.
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    The College

    The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.

  • Welcome Home Weekend

    Registration for MUSC College of Pharmacy Welcome Home Weekend is now live! Festivities include the Vincent T. Peng Endowed Lectureship (CE), lunch with the dean, a day-in-the-life panel with current students and the traditional Lowcountry Oyster Roast. Visit the Welcome Home website for information.


  • Mikell Named MUSC Pharmacy Honorary Alumnus of the Year

    The 2017 White Coat Ceremony featured as keynote speaker Nancy G. Mikell, who was also presented with the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award. Mikell's address was the highlight of a week of 2017 Orientation activities capped by the ceremony at Baruch Auditorium August 17.   

  • MUSC College of Pharmacy Reopens September 13

    Classes resume at the MUSC College of Pharmacy and the MUSC campus of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy on Wednesday, Sept. 13, after closure due to Hurricane Irma.

Doris Levkoff Meddin Center for Medication Safety Education Program

meddinWhile drugs reduce morbidity and mortality, and cure or provide palliative treatments for diseases, drugs also produce adverse effects.  These adverse effects can be minor or can cause serious complications, delay recovery, increase hospital stays and cause death.  Further, as the number of medications an individual takes increases the risk of adverse effects increases.  This not only includes the number of prescription drugs but also includes the consumption of non-prescription drugs and supplements (e.g. herbal).  Finally, an additional dimension to the problem of medication safety is patients at risk, children and the elderly.  Children and the elderly are known to respond to drugs differently than the general population, and, as such, are at a greater risk of adverse effects.  In addition, many of the potential adverse effects are not known because most drugs are not routinely tested in children and the elderly.  Thus, insufficient scientific and clinical data impede our ability to identify, treat, and prevent adverse effects, particularly in children and the elderly.
The vision for the Doris Levkoff Meddin Center for Medication Safety Education Program to be the leader in identifying and determining the incidence of adverse drug effects, elucidating the mechanisms of adverse drug effects, and educating health care professionals and the public in recognizing and preventing adverse drug effects, particularly in children and the elderly.
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