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The Kidzymphony Orchestra from the Charleston Academy of Music, performed at the Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) April 17. The concert was hosted by the HCC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and the MUSC Cultural Projects Council in an effort to bring music and the health community together and to give patients, families and staff a welcome musical respite in the middle of the day. Students at the Charleston Academy of Music, ranging from ages 7 to 9, learn to play the violin, cello or viola in an afterschool program in urban Charleston at no cost to the families.


Haley Buff Lindner
Haley BuffHaley Buff Lindner won the Junior Investigator Award for her abstract titled "pGIcNAc Nanofibers Stimulate a Scarless Wound Healing Program." The award was presented to Lindner, a second-year student in the Dental Medicine Scientist Training Program, at the national Wound Healing Society meeting in Atlanta. The project was funded in part by Marine Polymer Technologies Inc. Lindner works in the lab of Robin C. Muise-Helmericks, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology.

Etta Pisano
Dr. PisanoCollege of Medicine Dean Etta Pisano, M.D., was the recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society 2012 Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is the society's highest honor awarded to recipients for distinguished service to radiology. The society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology societies in the United States. The mission of the society is to advance medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences by enabling the creation and exchange of knowledge and information in the field through its journal, meetings and other means. To see a list of past winners, visit

Don Rockey
Dr. RockeyDon Rockey, M.D., will be the new chair of the Department of Medicine. Rockey currently serves as professor of internal medicine and chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern. Rockey led the development of clinical, educational, and both basic and clinical research programs and will be joining the Department of Medicine on Sept. 1. Rick Silver, M.D., is serving as interim chair.


Benefit Concert, Silent Auction
The Brain & Spine Tumor Program is sponsoring a concert May 12 at King Street Grille on James Island. Call 792-6592 for information.

Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk
The Annual Leslie McCravy Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held May 12 at Folly Beach. The walk is held in memory of Leslie McCravy, who died in 2007.Proceeds will benefit Pet Helpers. For information, visit

Hurricane Awareness Day
The Hurricane Awareness Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 in the Horseshoe and portico. Representatives from the American Red Cross, SC Emergency Management Division and others will be available to answers questions on hurricane protection. For information, call 792-4463.

Roommate Finder Party
The MUSC Off-Campus Housing office is holding a roommate finder party from 5 – 6 p.m. June 8. The event is for MUSC students, faculty and staff. To make a reservation, call 792-0394 by June 6.




Friday, May 11, 2012

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