Andrew Atz, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
While MUSC Children's Hospital has made great progress in caring for our children, the health and safety of too many are still at risk. That's why our work continually must be fortified through new ideas and innovations in medicine and technology - and why we've taken our commitment to children to the next level, with a world-class research institute.
The Darby Children's Research Institute enables MUSC Children's Hospital to provide its young patients with the best facilities, the best doctors and an unprecedented level of care. The Darby Children's Research Institute is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas. It is one of 15 buildings in the country dedicated to children's research.
Our mission is to improve the lives of children, their families and communities by conducting high quality children's research by training superior physicians and scientists, and by fostering innovation through the sciences of discovery and application.
Our vision is to be a leading regional, national and international resource in children's research.
Our goals, in support of the Darby Children's Research Institute mission and vision, are to:
These goals will enable multidisciplinary and collaborative groups of scientists to employ innovative research strategies. Importantly, the DCRI will allow MUSC to attract and retain a critical mass of talented investigators.
The specific strategies are as follows: