From Our Vice Chairman
The Department of Medicine’s Vice Chairman of Development thanks donors and reflects on the past year’s accomplishments
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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Medicine at MUSC. Each day we strive to train the next generation of physicians, improve patient care and conduct groundbreaking research. But our work would not be possible without valued donors such as you.
There are many philanthropic opportunities to support our mission, and each gift to the department makes an impact on our daily efforts. We hope that you will partner with us to advance education, expand research and improve excellence in patient care.
You may direct a gift to our Department of Medicine Research and Education fund, which benefits our most pressing needs in the department, or you may designate to a fund of your choice.
The Juanmanuel Gomez Education Fund was established in 2014 in honor of Dr. Gomez and his many contributions to the Division of Infectious Diseases. This fund helps support lectures and continuing medical education programs related to infectious diseases and international health initiatives.
The Department of Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology are seeking to establish the Donald O. Castell, M.D., Endowed Chair.
The J. Michael Kilby, M.D. Endowment was established in memory of Dr. Kilby with the long-term goal of creating an endowed chair, the most coveted and highly esteemed legacy possible at MUSC. Contributions given to this meaningful tribute campaign will support the Infectious Diseases Division and help establish a permanent fund in support of its educational, research and clinical programs.
An endowed professorship will allow MUSC the opportunity to recognize the contributions and achievements of Dr. Brzezinski while honoring his commitment to academic medicine by supporting a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. This professorship would serve as a permanent reminder of Dr. Brzezinski’s commitment to scholarly and clinical excellence while furthering the educational mission of the university.
The Richard M. Silver, M.D., Endowed Chair will enable the Department of Medicine to pay tribute to Dr. Silver’s many contributions, while also giving the department the ability to attract the highest quality teachers, researchers and physicians into the future. The department’s goal is to make the Silver Endowed Chair a permanent resource that will help sustain one of the very best rheumatology programs in the country.
Susan Pearlstine established the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence through a generous donation to MUSC. While seeking treatment, she noted the immediate need for comprehensive services for herself and others. In the United States, almost 50 percent of patients require four or more physician visits before a diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made. With mortality rates from sarcoidosis increasing, and with South Carolina having the fourth highest sarcoidosis-related mortality in the United States, the critical need for comprehensive service provision was clear.