|Professors granted academic designation
Four MUSC professors received the highest academic designation Feb. 12
of Distinguished University Professor. The recognition went to Kathleen
Brady, M.D., Ph.D., William Creasman, M.D., Andrew S. Kraft, M.D., and
Joseph G. Reves, M.D.
Distinguished University Professors are Drs. Andrew S. Kraft, from left, William Creasman, Kathleen Brady and Joseph G. Reves.
Prior to the induction of these four doctors by the MUSC board of
trustees in February, only 28 individuals had received this
designation. Distinguished University Professor status is granted to
individuals who have been transformative leaders in their own fields of
scholarship; contributed in substantial ways to the enrichment of the
university; and made major career contributions during an extended time
The following are highlights of their accomplishments, according to a release from university news.
is a clinical and translational scientist, mentor and leader. A 1983
graduate of MUSC, Brady, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral
medicine and helped spearhead MUSC’s renewal of NIH support for the
General Clinical Research Center, serves as principal investigator and
director of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research
Institute (SCTR), which was awarded an NIH Clinical and Translational
Science Award (CTSA) last year.
is a clinician-scientist, administrator and leader. He is recognized as
an international leader in unraveling the cell biology and biochemistry
of cancer, and has published nearly 130 full-length manuscripts.
Kraft’s lifetime ambition is to cure all forms of cancer. He joined
MUSC as director of Hollings Cancer Center, professor of medicine, and
William H. Folk, M.D., Endowed Professor in 2004. He helped expand the
scientific enterprise, clinical services, community outreach and
facilities of Hollings Cancer Center. He spearheaded the successful
application for designation by the National Cancer Institute of the
NIH, which was granted in 2009.
is an internationally recognized leader in the field of gynecological
oncology, a skillful clinician and surgeon, and astute academic leader
and mentor. He made contributions to cancer prevention and control,
translational research, and technical advances in surgical techniques
for treating gynecological malignancies. He joined MUSC as chair of the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1986 and held the first
Sims-Hester Endowed Chair and the J. Marion Sims Chair in Obstetrics
and Gynecology. Author of 400 manuscripts, chapters, reviews and
monographs, Creasman also produced a textbook, “Clinical Gynecologic
Oncology,” which is now in its seventh edition as the definitive
textbook in its field.
is a clinician, clinical investigator, teacher, administrator and
leader. A native Charlestonian and graduate of MUSC, he rejoined MUSC
as the dean of the College of Medicine, professor of Anesthesia and
Perioperative Medicine, and vice president for medical affairs in 2000.
Under his leadership, the College of Medicine has undergone tremendous
growth, with focuses on excellence in all of its missions. He has been
a leader in enhancing diversity of the student population, and has
built a culture of financial accountability.
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010