M.D., Ph.D., assistant director, Department of Otolaryngology, was
appointed to the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing board of directors. Meyer is a practicing neurotologist
and also directs the MUSC Otolaryngology Residency Program and the
Cochlear Implant Program.
Debbie O'Rear, R.N., nurse manager, Resource Support Center, was
selected as MUSC College of Nursing Alumna of the Year for 2011. O'Rear
received the award at the Alumni Homecoming Awards Ceremony April 8.
Carlos Salinas, DMD, professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and
Orthodontics, College of Dental Medicine, was elected as a
distinguished scholar-member of the National Academies of Practice. NAP
was founded in 1981 in recognition of the need for interdisciplinary
collaboration in health care and includes practitioners and scholars
from all of the primary health professionals.
Melanoma Awareness Booth
Visit the melanoma awareness booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 near
Starbucks in the university hospital. Phyllis DeCoursey, R.N., sarcoma
and melanoma coordinator, Hollings Cancer Center, will answer questions
about the disease and skin cancer.
The annual Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis walk will be held from
4 to 7 p.m. May 14 at Joe Riley Stadium. The event will include music,
food and children's activities. Visit
http://www.cctakesteps.org or call 876-7213.
Charleston County Adopt-A-Highway, coordinated by Community Pride, will
hold its next litter cleanup May 14.
Call Angela Crouch at 722-5940, ext. 112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Campus History Series: The Medical University of South Carolina" by
Susan Dick Hoffius, Department of Library Science and Informatics, and
E. Brooke Fox, Waring Historical Library. Hoffius and Fox have compiled
a selection of photographs that tell the story of not just the
university but also the people who have improved the health of South
Carolinians for nearly two centuries. Available at local retailers,
online bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com
or (888) 313-2665. The Medical University of South Carolina, $21.99,
Reviewer: Kim Draughn, Public Relations
Collards is an excellent source of cancer preventive agents known as
isothiocyanates. This class of natural compounds is most concentrated
in crucifers and has high promise in the laboratory in inhibiting many
forms of cancer. Not a fan of collards, then try kale, cabbage, or
broccoli. —Dr. Michael Wargovich, Hollings
MUSC Employee Wellness is conducting a survey on commuting to MUSC. The
survey should take less than a minute to complete. Visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CRKF2Y8.
If you have a book or website you'd like to review or recommend to
colleagues, send in your reflections to: Dawn Brazell at