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Research Center for Transforming Health

The 2022 Transformative Research Seed Grant Initiative Request for Applications is now open


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The Research Center for Transforming Health supports SOM investigators and their teams as they move from concept to fulfillment, making transformative and innovative research possible. We provide opportunities for research development, education and training, as well as grant and project support. 

The Center serves as a collaborative focal point to foster engagement within and across disciplines. Our goal is to improve health by asking important questions and creating new knowledge through research.

Our Programs

Advancing the collaborative research relationship between UofSC and Prisma Health to pursue new and innovative research that improves health.

Learn more about this opportunity and apply.

The Emerging Physician Scientists program supports clinical faculty to enhance their research skills and develop pilot data to jump start their research careers.

Learn more about the Emerging Physician Scientists program.

This competitive program provides a full-time research experience to rising second-year UofSC SOM medical students.

Learn more about the Student Opportunities for Academic Achievement Through Research program.

Maximize your potential for funding success by engaging with the Research Center for Transforming Health (RCTH) on your next grant application.

Learn more about Grant Support.

The RCTH Peer Grant Review Program is a valuable resource for investigators to obtain useful pre-submission feedback of their proposals.

Learn more about Grant Peer Review.


A forum where research coordinators come together to discuss topics of interest and create a community of learning.

Learn more about our Education Series.


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Our Vision and Mission


To create a culture of possibility to accelerate translational research and foster collaborations.


To support investigators and their teams as they move from concept to fulfillment, making transformative and innovative research possible.


We want to engage scientists and physicians in a new way. We are a relatively small medical school, but we have world-class researchers and clinicians.

- Frank Spinale, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.