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The 15th annual MUSC Health Administration Alumni and Leadership Conference was held Oct. 25 at Founders Hall in Charles Towne Landing. Attendees included executive administrators, clinical directors, consultants, managers, faculty and health administration students.


Janet Byrne
Janet Byrne, R.N., was selected to receive the 2013 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes and showcases the excellent outcomes of individuals in caring for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families. With this award, she becomes a member of the Circle of Excellence Society.

Saurabh Chhabra
Saurabh Chhabra, M.D., joined the Division of Hematology/Oncology as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine. Chhabra's interests include myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphoma, and allogeneic transplantation, with an emphasis on the management of post-transplant complications.

Diane Kamen
Diane Kamen, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, received the Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator prize through the Lupus Foundation of America Inc. In 2009 the foundation established the Mary Betty Stevens, M.D., Young Investigator prize, given annually to recognize the achievements at the beginning of an investigator's independent career in lupus research.

Katy Kuder
Katy Kuder, Volunteer & Guest Services manager, completed the requirements to become a certified director of volunteer services. Kuder's certificate was presented by the South Carolina Society for Hospital Directors of Volunteer Services Oct. 5. Certified directors are proficient in establishing policies and procedures for implementing a successful volunteer program, knowledge of laws, liability and legal issues concerning volunteers and the duties they perform.


Teddy Bear Clinic
The MUSC Children's Hospital Mount Pleasant After Hours Care Clinic will sponsor a Teddy Bear Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 3 at 2705 Highway 17 North, Suite 100. Children are encouraged to bring in their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a checkup and see the new facility. For information, call 876-2222.

Nurses Care Walk
The S.C. Nurses Foundation is hosting the fourth annual Nurses Care Walk at 9 a.m., Nov. 3 at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. Registration is free.

Medicine Awareness Day
Health care professionals are invited to Personalized Medicine Awareness Day Nov. 13 at the Hyatt Hotel in Greenville. Registration is available at

The Veterans Day Celebration

12:15 – 1 p.m., Nov. 9
Basic Science Building Auditorium

MUSC President Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Mark Sothmann along with the Veterans Day Task Force invite MUSC employees, students, faculty and staff to its Veterans Day Celebration.

Guest Speaker: Col. Thomas S. Clark III, USMC, Commanding Officer, Naval ROTC, The Citadel

MUSC Public Safety Color Guard
Video in Celebration of MUSC Veterans
Presentation of Lapel Pins to All Veterans
Reception immediately following in the Basic Science Building lobby



Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

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