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Fun and spirited competition at Ultrathon 2024

In late January the School of Medicine Columbia's Ultrasound Institute hosted the ACP Ultrathon, an ultrasound-focused event that tested the knowledge and skills of over 100 health care professional and student attendees.

Long-term collaborative partnership is at the “heart” of a thriving cardiovascular research lab at USC

Drs. Wenceslau and McCarthy apply their partnership at home and in the lab to generate high level research and stay productive in their fields. The couple mentor the next generation of well-rounded, thoughtful and innovative cardiovascular researchers in their lab at the university's Cardiovascular Translational Research Center.

2024 Commencement & Hooding Information

Here is information regarding the 2024 Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies for the School of Medicine Columbia

FoodShare SC increases online access, reduces food insecurity

FoodShare South Carolina received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP online for purchases of fruits and vegetables sold through its Fresh Food Box program. FoodShare SC is one of only a few community-based organizations in the nation selected to participate in the online purchasing program.

Summer Learning: SC high schoolers get close look at health careers

Nearly 70 rising high school seniors from across the Midlands invested part of their summer vacation toward gaining in-depth insights into health science careers thanks to a partnership of the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine Columbia and Lexington Medical Center.

Spreading good health: Pediatric subspecialists move beyond urban hubs to visit rural patients

The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare at the USC School of Medicine Columbia works to improve health care delivery for rural communities by operating and facilitating a range of programs and sending subspecialists into areas outside the state’s urban hubs.

Redefining the future of rural health

School of Medicine Columbia’s Kevin Bennett began his tenure leading the National Rural Health Association on Jan. 1, 2024.

Board of Trustees approves first designs, renderings for new School of Medicine building

The University of South Carolina is making necessary investments to its physical campus to ensure a world-class academic experience with one of those key pieces being a new School of Medicine Columbia and research building planned for the BullStreet district.

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare celebrates National Rural Health Day

Celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a reminder of rural communities' unique challenges and opportunities and the need to ensure access to quality healthcare services for all, regardless of where they live.

Research graduate student Hannah Burzynski finds her path at USC

Training with exceptional mentors and surrounded by her supportive School of Medicine Columbia family, Ph.D. student Hannah Burzynski found her passion and path to a career in research at the University of South Carolina.

Improving the odds: USC clinicians bring new tactics to challenge of stroke, neurological disorders in SC

To address the need for neurological expertise in rural areas of the state, Souvik Sen, MD and other neurology faculty members who also are clinicians at Prisma Health in Midlands have begun a research model called teleproctoring.

School of Medicine Columbia holds annual awards dinner

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia recently held its annual Alumni and Dean's Distinguished Service Awards Dinner in downtown Columbia at 1208 Washington Place. Seventeen individuals were recognized for their contributions to the health care field and their service to the School.

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Join us as we celebrate National Medical Librarians Month this October and read below for fun facts and historical data about our library and its incredible faculty and staff.

Dr. Donna Ray promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development, Director of Educational Innovation

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia interim dean Dr. Gerald Harmon announced today that Dr. Donna Ray has been promoted to the School's assistant dean for student professional development and director of educational innovation.

White Coat Ceremonies Held for M.D. Classes of 2026 and 2027

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia celebrated its M.D. classes of 2026 and 2027 with White Coat Ceremonies at the Koger Center in late September.

Health Watch: Concussion 101 for caregivers

Dr. Jeff Holloway, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine Columbia and medical director at the Pediatric Concussion Clinic at Prisma Children’s Hospital, breaks down concussion basics for caregivers.

2023 School of Medicine Award Recipients Announced

Seventeen individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the health care field and their service to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia at the 2023 Alumni and Dean's Distinguished Service Awards Dinner, which will be held on Thur., October 12.

USC welcomes Leo Bonilha to lead new rural brain health initiative

The M.D.-Ph.D. neurologist will serve as the Clinical Director for USC’s new Rural Brain Health Network and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia.

As CDC, FDA approve protective antibody for infants, USC pediatric professor answers questions for families

Clinical Assistant Pediatric Professor, Dr. Heather Staples is leading the charge for a new treatment that will protect newborns from RSV infections.

Leo Bonilha announced as senior associate dean for research

Following the completion of a national search, Dr. Leonardo Bonilha has been selected as the new Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia (USC SOMC).

Ultrasound Institute hosts Lexington Medical Center Partners Program

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Ultrasound Institute recently hosted students participating in the Lexington Medical Center Partners Program, LMC's summer health career awareness program that is designed to introduce health related career fields to high school students with an interest in a future career in health care.

Dr. Paul Toriello appointed as assistant dean for clinical graduate programs

The USC SOMC has announced Dr. Paul Toriello has been selected as the assistant dean for clinical graduate programs following a national search.

Genetic Counseling program appoints Whitney Dobek as new program director

The USC SOMC Genetic Counseling program has appointed near decade-long program veteran, Whitney Dobek as its newest program director.

Adventures in Medicine with the Ultrasound Institute

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Ultrasound Institute recently hosted students in grades rising 9-12 as part of the Carolina Master Scholars Adventures series.

Alumni and friends celebrate longtime Genetic Counseling program director Janice Edwards

The Genetic Counseling program held a family fun event at Riverbanks Zoo recently to honor Edwards' legacy and leadership as she retires from USC.

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