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MUSC, University of Virgin Islands
Members of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and MUSC
administration signed an agreement of cooperation April 28.
The collaboration is intended to promote teaching, research and public
service in biomedical sciences, including programs in marine health
research and public health. The agreement establishes several
priorities for collaboration, with emphasis placed on a faculty
exchange program, an improved understanding of economic, cultural and
social environments, interactions in residency and clinical training
programs and research, and program development to reduce health
UVI President Dr.
LaVerne Ragster and MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg sign an agreement
of cooperation April 28 at MUSC.
Both universities face similar health challenges in their respective
regions and populations. The institutions plan to address those
problems through faculty, administrative and student based efforts.
President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., said during the signing ceremony
that MUSC and UVI are specially poised to help one another because of
so many commonalities, and expressed his excitement over the new
collaboration. UVI President LaVerne Ragster, Ph.D., praised MUSC for
its cautious and considerate approaches to international collaboration
with other entities. U. S. Representative Donna M. Christensen
congratulated both institutions for their commitment to working
The first joint undertaking between the universities will occur with a
health disparities conference slated for early December in the
Virgin Islands. The conference will focus on health disparities in the
territory and offer policy and program recommendations for reducing
Friday, May 9, 2008
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