Faculty and staff from the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology of the MUSC Lupus Erythematosus (MUSCLE) Research Group were joined by the officers of the Virtuous Ladies Motorcycle Club of South Carolina who gave a $2,500 donation. The donation, which will benefit lupus research and education, was from a fundraiser held at the St. Julian Devine Community Center in Charleston.
Susan Reed, DDS, DrPH, associate professor, College of
Dental Medicine, received the Service Award for Outstanding Service
from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the
National Oral Health Conference. Dental Public Health is known for
population-based research, surveillance and policy contributions to
prevent and treat oral diseases.
Gerard Silvestri, M.D., professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medicine, received a Duke Endowment grant to combine the expertise of
MUSC's oncologists with South Carolina Light Rail (ultra high-speed
fiber optic network) to serve doctors and patients in South Carolina.
Silvestri's project will establish a virtual tumor board (VTB) with
physicians at four health care institutions in South Carolina to
explore how a VTB affects management of lung cancer cases.
Tonya Turner was recognized as the 2011 South Carolina Young Dietitian
of the Year by the S.C. Dietetic Association. Turner is certified in
adult weight management and is the head dietitian at MUSC's Weight
Management Center. Turner has worked in the areas of adult management,
bariatric surgery, eating disorders and sports nutrition for more than
2011 Run For The Nine
The 2011 Run For The Nine Memorial 5K, an event in memory of the nine
firefighters who died June 18, 2007, will begin at 8 a.m. June 11 at
Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. The event will open at 7 a.m. and
continue until 1 p.m. The memorial will include an afterparty inside
the stadium with food, drinks, music, activities, fire trucks and other
equipment. Registration fee is $25 for individual run or walk
participants. Visit http://www.local61.com and click on 2011
Run For The Nine.
Off-Campus Housing is hosting a Roommate Finder Party from 5 to 6 p.m.
June 17 in Room 204 of the Harper Student Center.This is an opportunity
for students and residents to meet potential roommates and check out
available Charleston rentals. Light food will be provided. Reserve a
spot by calling 792-0394 by June 15.
The public is constantly bombarded via the news, the medical community
and friends with health information, stigmas, perceptions, opinions,
and evidence. Roxanne Parrot's "Talking About Health: Why Communication
Matters" (2009) combines her expertise as a communication and health
researcher with personal experiences to argue that competent
communication is at the center of all the health care challenges we
face. The content is easy to read and accessible to those with varying
degrees of understanding of the medical system.
Woolwine, Public Relations
Alan Cooper with LowcountryBizSC sits down with Dr. Etta Pisano, vice
president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, for
an indepth interview about MUSC and NextRay (Pisano's entrepreneurial
venture). Visit http://www.lowcountrybizsc.com/news/coversations/618.
In May, The Catalyst online received more than 1 million hits. To visit
The Catalyst online and to see back issues in a portable document
format (pdf), visit http://www.musc.edu/catalyst.
If you have a book or website you'd like to review or recommend to
colleagues, send in your reflections to: Dawn Brazell at