Inaugural MUSC/USC Imaging Retreat Publicity
Uniting the unique academic and clinical communities of the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina has been a key initiative at Capitol Hill in Columbia for a decade. This initiative was backed by funding from the State, included the creation of Centers of Economic Excellence (CoEE) aimed at nurturing the mutual growth of biomedical imaging research at both institutions.
We are happy to announce that on July 15, 2012 we hosted the Inaugural MUSC-USC Imaging retreat at Santee State Park, which is situated exactly half way between the universities. The retreat was a tremendous success. Over 40 people attended, with approximately half coming from each of the two universities. The CoEE endowed chairs (now referred to as SmartState chairs) from both Medical University of South Carolina (Dr. Joseph Helpern) and University of South Carolina (Dr. Christopher Rorden) were in attendance as well as a strong cohort of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.
This is a milestone for both the SmartState system, as well as MUSC and USC. Furthermore this is one of the first official events sponsored by the newly created Center for Biomedical Imaging at MUSC (official opening was July 1st).