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Research Leadership

Vice President for Research

Dr. Kathleen Brady

Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

Reporting to the Provost, Dr. Kathleen Brady serves as the institution’s chief scientific officer. With oversight of a yearly research expenditures budget exceeding $180 million, and grants and contracts generated in excess of $259 million, Dr. Brady plays a critical role in directing and advancing the research mission of MUSC. This includes ensuring compliance and accreditation standards for animal and human research, strategic planning, developing major research programs, maintaining and enhancing research infrastructure, advising the senior leadership and representing MUSC at the local, state, national and international level on matters pertaining to research.

The Office of the VPR administers integral elements of research administration: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Office of Research Development, Office of Research Integrity, Office of Research Operational Support, SmartState Program, and various research cores and centers. Statewide liaisons include the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)/ Institutional Development Award (IDeA), MUSC-Clemson Bioengineering Alliance, Health Sciences South Carolina and South Carolina Research Authority.

Assistant Provosts for Research

Christopher Davies, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher Davies serves as the interim assistant provost for research infrastructure. In this part-time appointment, he provides oversight for University-sponsored research centers and cores, the research web site, development of policies and guidelines in the research area, and is the institutional representative for EPSCoR. He serves on the University Research Council and is Chair of the URC-Operations Sub-committee.

Patrick A. Flume, M.D.

Dr. Patrick Flume serves as the interim assistant provost for research compliance and regulatory affairs. In this part-time appointment, he provides policy/strategic planning oversight of two key areas of the OAPR by working with administrative staff, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Integrity. Additional duties include serving as VPR liaison to University Compliance, Conflict of Interest, the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, and the Office of Grants and Contract Accounting.