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2018 Events

April 18
The key to good health is just under your nose. Do you know your right nostril and left nostril do not work in the same way? If you change your breathing pattern you could change a lot in your mind and body. Join us for MUSC’s Science Café presented by Sundar Balasubramanian, PhD of Hollings Cancer Center for this fun and enlightening talk. 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, Charleston Beer Works (upstairs), 480 King Street, Charleston, S.C. 29403.

Upcoming Imagine U “Know Your Numbers” Employee Screening Events
Wednesday, May 9 – Colbert library, room 109. Registration underway on the Office of Health Promotion website.
​Wednesday, May 2 – Parkshore (West Ashley). Registration begins April 20 on the Office of Health Promotion website.

April 18 - Science Café
The key to good health is just under your nose! Join us at the Science Café to hear Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian talk about how breathing patterns could change a lot in your mind and body. MUSC Science Café invites you to learn about science and technology in a fun, comfortable environment. 5:30 p.m. Charleston Beer Works - 480 King Street.

April 24 - Charleston Library Society Wide Angle Lunch Series to Feature Dr. Kathleen Brady
In this opening lunchtime lecture, Dr. Brady will describe the state of the opioid epidemic in South Carolina and the nation at large. New, state-of-the-art treatments for opioid dependence are available and Dr. Brady will discuss efforts to make these treatments available throughout South Carolina. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Charleston Library Society 164 King Street.

April 5 - MUSC International Bazaar
Join us on the Horseshoe on Thursday, April 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. for a "Taste of the Nations." The event features international food and performances and features cultural, informational and merchandise tables. 

April 4 - 23rd Annual Earl B. Higgins Diversity Awards Reception
Winners of the 2018 University Leadership in DIversity Award, Syudent Leadership in Diversity Award and Health Leadership in Diversity Award wil be honored at a reception at The Wickliffe House, 178 Ashley Avenue at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

April 3 - Science Cafe - "Viruses: from Conundrum to Cures" - **This is a rescheduled date due to weather
Dr. Paula Traktman, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, will present a lay-friendly talk focusing on viruses, their evolution, and research into unlocking their powerful secrets. Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m., Charleston Beer Works, 480 King St. 

March 26-30 - MUSC Global Health Week
The MUSC Center for Global Health is hosting a week of activities related to global health efforts at MUSC and abroad.  "Our World, Our Health" will feature activities and speakers on campus kicking off with a presentation by Chris Elias, MD, MPH, President for Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Register or learn more at  

2017 Events

January 30 - Treating the Transgender Patient - A personal Narrative - Noon, BSB 100
Presented by Dr. Anne l. Koch, DMD

January 16 - Science Cafe: Violence in America - How Safe Are You? 
Dr. Dean Kilpatrick explores what impact mass violence has on the public and what can be done for the victims affected by these tragedies. He also will highlight what MUSC will do with an $18 million federal grant  to establish a National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center. Kilpatrick is director of MUSC’s National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Free and open to the public. Charleston Beer Works 5:30p.m.

December 1 - MUSC Angel Tree Parade - 12:00pm
Join the Patriot Guard, Charleston Police Pipe and Drum Corp, Burke High School Highsteppers, Charleston Model A Club, Y 102.5, floats, The Glass Slipper-Disney Princesses, Charlie the RiverDog, Coastal Belle Singers, face painters, Santa Claus, and all of the toys & bikes donated by MUSC employees. The parade starts on Ehrhardt street, turns right on Bee street, right on President street and left on Jonathan Lucas street marching past the College of Nursing, Clinical Science Building and Hollings Cancer Center, moves left on Calhoun street, left onto Ashley avenue and concludes at the MUSC Horseshoe.

November 20 - Medical District Greenway - Phase 1 Launch Celebration - 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

November 8 - MUSC Urban Farm and Commune Supper Cult - 2-9pm
Dinner celebrating the five-year anniversary of MUSC Urban Farm, through food and beverage pairings. Tickets are available for purchase at www.communecharleston. Space is limited. To learn more about the farm, visit

October 31 - Mobile Mammograms at the Horseshoe 
Schedule your appointment by calling 792-0878.

October 17 - Science Cafe with Dr. Satish Nadig 
Join us at the Science Café to hear how Dr. Nadig, author and TEDx speaker, is helping transform the future of transplantation by merging immunology, physiology and engineering. 5:30pm Charleston Beer Works, 480 King Street.

October 12 - Fiesta Latina in the Horseshoe - 11:30am

October 11 - National Coming Out Day - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Join the Alliance for Equality as we celebrate National Coming Out Day at MUSC. We'll be serving up free ice cream sundaes on the Horseshoe to show our pride! Allies welcomed!

October 17 - Building the Story Bridge: Engaging Patients in Health Care Education
Basic Science Building, Room 355 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

August 29 - New Faculty Welcome with Provost Lisa Saladin

All faculty members who have joined MUSC since July of 2016 are invited to a New Faculty Welcome luncheon Tuesday, August 29, 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.  

August 21 - Total Solar Eclispe MUSC Viewing event 

Glasses will be available; more information to come.

August 4 & 5 - Tax Free SHopping at Innovation Station

July 31 - MUSC Health Rainbows Night at the RiverDogs in support of Charleston Pride

July 18 - Science Cafe: Unleashing the Power of Immunotherapy

The Immunology Dream team, Dr. Zihai Li, Jeff Hammerbacher, Dr. Chrystal Paulos, Dr. Mark Rubinstein and Dr. John Wrangle discuss immunotherapy and how it has revolutionized cancer care. 5:30p.m. at Charleston Beer Works (upstairs), 480 King Street, Charleston 29403. FREE & open to the public. #InnovativeLearning #BuildHealthyCommunities #ScientificDiscoveries

June 20 - Science Cafe: Secret Underwater Medicinal Gardens 

Mark T. Hamann, Ph.D., Professor and SmartState Endowed Chair, presents. Mother Nature may really know what's bestwhen it comes to finding new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and neurological disorders. 5:30p.m. at Charleston Beer Works (upstairs), 480 King Street, Charleston 29403. FREE & open to the public. #InnovativeLearning #BuildHealthyCommunities #ScientificDiscoveries

May 23 - Science Cafe: Our Newest Organ? Microbiome

Dr. Michael Schmidt explores how our microbiome affects our lives, whether it be making us sick, keeping us well or even making us crave that piece of chocolate. 5:30p.m. at Charleston Beer Works (upstairs), 480 King Street, Charleston 29403. FREE & open to the public. #InnovativeLearning #BuildHealthyCommunities #ScientificDiscoveries

May 16 - Speaking Up to Bias - Bystander Intervention and Bias

Presented by Stephanie Goodwin, Ph.D., director for Faculty Development and Leadership, Office of the Provost, Wright State University. 9:00a.m.- 12:00p.m. Basic Science, Building Room 355. Register at Sponsored by the Women Scholars Initiative, ARROWs and the Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attendance counts toward D&I training. #diversityandinclusion

May 6 - Safe Kids Day in Park Circle  

11:00am - 1:00pm come explore our safety stations, the traveling Bike Rodeo, food trucks, music, games and more!  Safety topics including pool, sports, medication, and fire safety to name a few. Fun, relevant material for all ages, plus free swag at every table. Get fitted for a brand new helmet! Take a swim in our ballpit pool!Parking is on side streets surrounding the circle. Park Circle will be closed to traffic outside of the Felix C. Davis Community Center. Please enter between East Montague and Buist, where crossing guards will direct you. #BuildHealthyCommunities

February 15 - Black History Month Seminar with James Hodges, College of Pharmacy '71

Mr. James Hodges was the first African-American graduate of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. After completing his undergraduate education at Claflin College, he enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Mr. Hodges later became the owner of Cash Discount Drug Store in St. George, S.C. Join us February 15 to hear Mr. Hodges share his experience as both an MUSC student and as owner of an independent pharmacy. Lunch provided to the first 100 registered. RSVP at and if you are unable to attend the event in person, you can join via Facebook Live at MUSC Pharmacy Alumni and Friends. Noon - Baruch Auditorium. #diversityandinclusion

February 9 - Coffee Hour with Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Community Health Innovation, MUSC Health

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Clinical Science Building Room 910. This event is sponsored by The Women Scholars Initiative and the Center for ARROWS Diversity and Ethnic Relations Committee. For questions or additional information, please contact #diversityandinclusion

February 8 - Black HIstory Month Noon Day Lecture

MUSC welcomes David Johns who will present "Are We Worthy of Our Children" at noon in the Basic Science Building, Room 502. Mr. Johns is the former executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans and former senior education policy advisor to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He is an adjunct professor at American University. There will be reserved seating for those who register through MyQuest and one hour of diversity training credit for attendance. For more information please call 843-792-1072. #diversityandinclusion

February 2 - Gullah Geechee Culture and Community Health Perspectives

Residents of Gullah Geechee communities have inhabited coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia since antebellum times. This session will explore the culture and its manifestation in social organization, beliefs and actions. The presentation will look at ways cultural patters may impact health care. Presenter J. Herman Blake served as Inaugural Humanities Scholar in Residence at MUSC from 2007-2014. A descendant of a Gullah family on Johns Island, Dr. Blake now serves as executive director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
The event will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in MUSC's 2 West Amphitheater and is sponsored by the MUSC Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion in celebration of Black History Month. #diversityandinclusion

January 18 - MUSC Chapter to Honor New National Academy of Inventors Inductees

MUSC’s Third Annual Chapter Induction Ceremony and recognition of members of the MUSC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will be held on January 18 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Drug Discovery Building. The NAI was founded to recognize and encourage inventors with intellectual property, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The local MUSC NAI chapter honors new inductees yearly at this Imagine MUSC 2020 event. A networking reception will take place at 4:00 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 4:30 p.m. and a reception from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. All faculty, students, and employees are invited to attend to meet the innovation leaders on our campus who represent all MUSC colleges and MUSC Health. One goal of the event is that our innovators and other interested attendees will facilitate and expand the NAI mission locally. For more information, visit . (RELATED GOAL: SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES)

January 17 - President Cole and the Alliance for Hispanic Health to be honored with Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium will host a student-driven program, “A Legacy of Strength and a Future of Hope.” We are pleased to announce that during this year’s annual event, MUSC President, Dr. David Cole, and the Alliance for Hispanic Health (MUSC student organization) will both be honored as recipients of the 2107 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The consortium member institutions are Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel and MUSC. Honorees are recognized for dedicated and distinguished service to the community as well as their commitment to advancing the values and characteristics of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All are invited to attend this program and the reception that follows. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Charleston Southern University’s Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership.  The address is 9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406. (RELATED GOAL: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION) 

January 11 - Anti-racism writer and educator to speak at MUSC

Tim Wise is the author of seven books, including “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son,” and is recognized as one of the most prominent educators, speakers and writers in America on the topic of racism. Wise was featured in the documentary film “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America,” which Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University described as “One of the best films made on the unfinished quest for racial justice.” Wise will speak at MUSC on “The Impact of the Evolution of Change” on January 11 at noon in Bioengineering Room 110. Lunch will be provided for the first 75 attendees and there will be a book sale and signing following the lecture. One hour of Diversity and Inclusion training is available and you may register via MyQuest. For more information, please call 792-1072. This event is not open to the public. (RELATED GOAL: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION)

January 10 - MUSC Health Care Theater to explore unconscious bias

MUSC’s Health Care Theater is a monthly program designed to provide a forum for MUSC care team members and students to debrief difficult mock cases and arm providers with best practice strategies that aid patients and providers in health care decision making.  Case scenarios span diverse topics and are “acted out” promoting active participation in the case resolutions and simultaneously provides a visual presentation of the case.  This month’s presentation is titled, “Exploring Unconscious Bias,” which refers to biases we hold but of which we are unaware. All are invited to join and you may register in MyQuest. On hour of diversity training will be provided. The event will take place January 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the Clinical Science Building. (RELATED GOALS: PATIENTS AND FAMILIES FIRST, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, INNOVATIVE LEARNING)

2016 Events

December 12
8:30-9:30 a.m.
"Coffee Hour" With Dr. Marvella Ford
The Women Scholars Initiative and COM Center for ARROWS' Diversity and Ethnic Relations Committee is pleased to host another installment of its networking Coffee Hour on , in Room 101 of the Graduate Studies Office in the Bioengineering Building.  This Coffee Hour will feature Dr. Marvella Ford, who is a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Associate Director for Cancer Disparities with the Hollings Cancer Center.  Coffee, tea, muffins and breakfast pastries will be served, and all are welcome to attend.
December 7
11:30 p.m. -12:30 p.m.
Funding Innovation: Angel Capital, presented by Eric Thome - director, Lowcountry Angels
Bioengineering Building, room BE112
This MUSC Health Innovation Center (MUHIC) event will teach you how Angel Investors fund innovative ideas.
October 14 & 15, October 21 & 22, October 28 & 29
Friday/ Saturday - 3 weeks
October 19
TedX Charleston - MUSC Livestream Broadcast Event
Viewing location: Basic Sciences Building Auditorium (BSB 100)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 24 
Health Care Theater – Health Literacy: Understanding Cannot Be Overstated 
Clinical Science Building Room 300, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Register via MyQuest)
November 4 
MUSC Student Research Day - details to come
November 10
MUSC Veterans Day Celebration
Drug Discovery Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker Dr. Teresa Gonzales, Colonel, USA (ret.), professor, College of Dental Medicine
November 8
Health Care Theater – Grief & Healing Following a Suicide 
Clinical Science Building Room 300, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  (Register via MyQuest)

November 9
SCTR Scientific Retreat on Health Disparities
Keynote Speaker Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, president, American Public Health Association and 
senior fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine






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