In a clinical trial, Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D., (left) and John Wrangle, M.D., used two drugs that have never been combined in humans before to slow the progression of lung cancer.
Nancy DeMore, M.D. is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina. The study was inspired by a research specialist in DeMore’s lab.
Nancy DeMore, M.D. teamed up with Clemson engineering students to work on a device that will improve patient experience and lower costs.
The Department of Surgery is using an interactive web-based format newsletter to keep you up-to-date on the achievements and recognitions.
In our Spring/Summer issue of SurgeOn, we feature the evolution of women in surgery across the country and within MUSC, beginning with brave women who entered the all-male-dominated operating theater in the 1970s, paving the way for the new generation of surgical trainees.
We celebrate the remarkable careers of two of our country’s most distinguished vascular surgeons: Bruce Elliott, M.D. and Jay Robison, M.D. As surgical leaders, the program they created provides a formidable foundation for the future of vascular surgery at MUSC.
This issue also keeps you up-to-date on the achievements and recognitions within the Department, highlighting areas of research and clinical expertise. For instance, Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D., and Mark Wrangle, M.D. medical oncologist at Hollings Cancer Center, continue their collaborative efforts to advance immunotherapy for lung cancer patients.
In the Fall 2017 issue, we delve deep into the many ways our residency training provides an excellent clinical experience focused on compassionate care, a broad spectrum of research opportunities, and innovative training. We celebrate Dr. R. Randolph Bradham and his many contributions to surgical education and highlight the important ways our residents are benefiting from the R. Randolph Bradham Endowment for the Enhancement of Surgical Education.
Also in this issue, you can read about how our faculty continue to innovate and collaborate. As we continue to strengthen and align our surgical leadership, Marc R. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. accepted the position of Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and is paving the way for collaborative, innovative and less invasive surgeries that will improve patient care in South Carolina.
Our scientific commitment continues to strengthen as well. New funding includes these recent notifications: Nancy DeMore, M.D., FACS, Department of Defense $1.5M 2017 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Funding Level 2 – Partnering PI Option Award, Mike Yost, Ph.D., PI for the $20M MADE in SC Award, and Dave Taber, Ph.D., PI in a $1.5M R18 study to improve medication adherence through pharmacy-led Telehealth from the US Department of Health & Human Services.
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|In the Spring 2017 issue, we highlight Nancy DeMore, M.D., surgical oncologist and BMW Endowed Chair, whose innovation and entrepreneurship is “Changing What’s Possible” at MUSC and beyond, share some examples of recent collaborations that are improving the lives we touch and setting a standard for other medical universities, and profile new faculty.||In the Fall 2016 issue, we highlight the impact the Department of Surgery has had on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, our recent NIH funding, such as the $1.68M NIH grant funding research to help patients with pancreatitis, and innovations in surgery.|