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2019 Alumni and Dean's Awards Recipients Named

Fifteen individuals will be recognized at the annual Alumni and Dean's Awards Dinner on Oct. 4 (Friday).

Researchers discover recent long-term and remote long-term memories can be uncoupled

A research team at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia has discovered that deleting an enzyme that is required for the formation of recent long-term memories does not prevent the creation of remote long-term memories.

Finding Your Future Program - June 2019

the USC School of Medicine - Columbia in conjunction with Palmetto Health Richland once again will offer the Finding Your Future shadowing program to prospective medical students in South Carolina.

School of Medicine to host Carolina Cardiovascular Retreat, Dec. 18

In an effort to connect University of South Carolina researchers interested in cardiovascular research, the School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and the Instrumentation Resource Facility are hosting the Carolina Cardiovascular Retreat on Dec. 18.

Dr. Sen's migraine research featured in prominent medical journal

A study led by Souvik Sen, M.D., Ph.D., chair of clinical neurology, indicates that individuals who experience migraines with a visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, and subsequently an increased risk of stroke. The study findings were recently published in Neurology.

Inaugural Emerging Physician Scientist Faculty Fellows Named

Three University of South Carolina's School of Medicine (SOM) faculty members have been named the 2018-2019 Emerging Physician Scientist (EPS) Faculty Fellows.

Mazoué selected as academic chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

John Walsh, M.D., has stepped down as academic chair of the Department of Orthopaedics to focus his energy on direct clinical care. Christopher G. Mazoué, M.D., has been selected to serve as the new chair.

Perkins focusing on AVP role; Payne promoted to assistant dean for administration and finance

Jeffrey Perkins has relinquished his roles as chief of staff and associate dean for administration and finance for the School of Medicine to focus his attention on his role as USC associate vice president for business & finance and medical business affairs (AVP). Executive Dean Les Hall selected Derek Payne to fill the new position of assistant dean for administration and finance.

Toni Bracey named 2018 William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award recipient

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Toni L. Bracey, director, contract and grant administration, for the School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award.

2018 Alumni and Dean's Awards Recipients Named

Recognizing our students, faculty, staff and alumni for their hard work and support is important to the dean and the entire leadership team. Each spring service awards and alumni awards are presented to awardees nominated by their peers.

Discovery offers path to better diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

Researchers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that patients with endometriosis have an increased number of a unique class of cells in their blood.

Physician Assistant Student Selected for AAPA's Governance Commission

Last month, Jamie Sabo, a member of our inaugural class of Physician Assistant students, was selected as the only student representative on the American Academy of Physician Assistants Governance Commission.

Drs. Carver and Eberth among inaugural recipients of Stimulus Research Program (SRP) Award

A research team led by Dr. Wayne Carver, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, is one of four inaugural teams of the Stimulus Research Program (SRP).

Finding Your Future Program - June 2018

If you are chosen from a select group of individuals, it is our hope that your time spent with us will fuel more of your fire to attend USC School of Medicine - Columbia and become a practicing physician.

Dr. Eric Williams Appointed Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

After an extensive national search, Dr. Eric Williams has accepted the position of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

School of Medicine Faculty and Scholars recognized with Breakthrough Awards

Two faculty members and two student scholars from the School of Medicine were recently announced as 2018 Breakthrough Award winners

Postdoc Velázquez earns NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Kandy Velázquez, Ph.D., has received a Pathway to Independence Award (K99R00) from the National Institutes of Health to study how a traditional herbal compound may help curb pain in cancer patients.

Nancy Kress Donates Mobile Glassboard

Mrs. Nancy Kress, one of the earliest members of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, has kindly donated funding for purchase of a Clarus mobile glassboard for the second floor of the Library.

Dean's Distinguished Service Awards

The Dean's Distinguished Service Awards are annual honors established by the Office of the Dean to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in service, leadership, advocacy, and professional accomplishment.

USC researchers land $1.3 million grant to enhance STEM education

Researchers from the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine and College of Education recently received a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to study the best ways to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through participation at informal learning sites.

SOM Medical Student Wins SCMA Research Competition

Seven School of Medicine students were selected to present their research at the 2017 South Carolina Medical Association conference in Charleston May 4-7.

O'Neill Barrett, Chairman Emeritus of Internal Medicine, Dies at 88

O'Neill Barrett Jr., MD, MSc., FACP, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Internal Medicine, died July 1, 2017. He was 88.

New SOM Research Center Launched, Dr. Turley Named Director

Dr. Christine Turley, professor of pediatrics and vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics, has been named the director of the Research Center for Transforming Health, a new School of Medicine initiative launching this fall.

Alyssa Yancey Appointed Communications Manager for the School of Medicine

Alyssa Yancey has been appointed as the Communications Manager for the School of Medicine, effective July 17, 2017.

School of Medicine Adopts Five Year Strategic Plan 2017-2022

The plan positions the school to fulfill their mission to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond through exemplary medical and health education, transformative research, and compassionate patient care.


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