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Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.3 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

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Recent MUSC News

Brain Development

Avery Gray, Claudia Salazar

MUSC part of national study on kids' brain development 

Researchers want to know what causes some kids to struggle and some to succeed.

Scrambler Therapy  

Dr. John Gibson, nurse Julie Watson and patient Douglas Foxworth

New device appears to get results for patients in pain

Douglas Foxworth, right, says the Scrambler eliminated 90 percent of his neuropathic foot pain. 

13 Reaons Why

Girl's locker from the show '13 Reason Why"

Therapist: Parents need to watch '13 Reasons Why'

The Netflix show has taken teens by storm. Mothers and fathers need to tune in, too, a specialist in youth psychology says.

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