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Center For Innovation

Office of the Chief Innovation Officer

Responsible for strategic oversight of innovation across the enterprise. Works closely with MUSC’s innovation-focused teams to support and expand the university’s innovation ecosystem across all aspects of the tripartite mission.

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Care Delivery & Transformation

MUSC Center for Cellular Therapy

An FDA registered cGMP level facility that meets the most rigorous standards in the aspect of processing of cells. Capabilities range from immunomonitoring of patient samples to manufacturing of cellular products for immunotherapy.

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MUSC Center for Telehealth

Focused on expanding access to services, coordinating care, and improving the health of communities. Utilizes and develops the latest in technologies to connect patients and providers across South Carolina with our expert care team.

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MUSC Health Strategic Design Team

Partners with patients, families, and comprehensive care team to design creative solutions to transform the environment of care.

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Nursing New Knowledge & Innovation Council

One of the six organization-wide councils created under nursing shared governance to empower nursing to make practice change and improvement, while fostering professional growth and development.

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Performance Improvement

Uses Lean and Six Sigma to drive the IMPROVE process and provide employees with a common set of tools and methodologies for examining and solving problems.

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Information Technology 

Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC)

Provides investigators with 1) Comprehensive access to patients and their healthcare data for research; 2) Seamless integration of research into clinical care using information technology; and 3) Dedicated individuals skilled in informatics and data science who support research projects.

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Information Solutions

Delivers enterprise services including application life cycle, infrastructure, analytics, clinical informatics and web management. IS provides innovative technology in support of MUSC missions by harnessing the power of information to improve the lives we touch.

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Drug Discovery

Drug Discovery at MUSC

MUSC is home to a proprietary library of compounds received from an alliance with Aeterna Zentaris, Inc., and from a donation of Dr. Charles Beam. Discovery and development are supported through a variety of centers and research cores on campus.

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Education & Learning

Health Care Simulation Center

Strives to promote patient safety by allowing individuals and groups to experience a representation of an actual health care event. The facility has 12 simulation rooms and 3 classrooms, plus an inventory of 30 high fidelity simulators of all ages, from newborn to adult, dozens of task trainers and several virtual reality trainers.

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Library Services

Supports MUSC with resources, expertise, student-friendly spaces, and value-added services including timely access to scholarly research, classes, computer labs, the historical archives all designed to advance discovery, innovation, teaching, learning, and patient care.

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Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources (ITFR)

Serves MUSC’s instructional technology needs by supporting and maintaining educational systems and providing resources to encourage new teaching strategies.

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Value Institute

The Value Institute collaborates with care teams by providing data, evidence, and tools to improve healthcare value. Our vision is a culture of decision making based on data and evidence.  

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Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

MUSC Foundation for Research Development (FRD)

A not for profit foundation created to benefit MUSC, FRD was founded to facilitate the transfer of MUSC discoveries into the public sector to improve human health.

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Medical Devices

CU-MUSC Program in Bioengineering

Conducts collaborative research and education related to engineering in medicine and innovates new technologies for healthcare. Significant biomechanics and biomaterials instrumentation and testing capabilities are present including surface analysis, ion analysis, electron microscopy, mechanical testing, and cell culture.

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Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN)

MUSC’s on-campus medical device engine for inspiring clinicians to solve unmet needs. Supplies the talent, tools and capital necessary to innovate and commercialize class-leading technology.

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Mobile Health Applications

Gene Doe

A citizen-science study based on the internally developed software platform “status/post”, an integration of Apple ResearchKit and HealthKit with Vanderbilt University’s REDCap, that enables rapid and inexpensive production of mobile health research apps for iOS systems. Gene Doe is used in over fifty research projects at ten academic centers.

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Digital Health Solutions

Services include remote patient monitoring, mobile and website development, EHR & HIE interoperability, social media integration, multi-channel communication, consent & survey in secure, HIPAA compliant environment, & AI integration solutions through dynamic chatbots and predictive analytics.

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Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL)

Provides leadership, consultation, and mentorship to MUSC investigators in the development, evaluation, and implementation of health technology innovations. TACHL has served as a key partner or collaborator >$25M in grants.

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Research Support

Research Cores

MUSC has a large number of research cores that are open to investigators both within and outside the institution. These provide expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation to support innovative biomedical research, ranging from basic to translational.

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South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR)

Provides research infrastructure for MUSC from early-stage discoveries through translation into evidence-based practice.

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Get Involved

Science Cafe

Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the MUSC Science Café Series. Science Cafés bring the community together with MUSC scientists in a casual setting. The forum allows attendees to get to know the faces behind the science, and provides opportunities to ask questions for a deeper understanding. Come join the conversation!

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Medical Innovators Student Interest Group

Building an entrepreneurial environment for students to work on, or simply learn about, innovative projects in the medical space, including developing new medical device, pharmaceutical, and health information technology. We hope to connect students with resources to make their innovative ideas a reality, and as a result, build a collaborative framework at MUSC.


3D Printing

MUSC is developing a makerspace. Until then, there are several 3D printers housed in labs across campus. These labs are willing to make their printer available for use. Terms of use and availability may vary.

Flashforge Creator pro. Location: IOP. Contact: Bashar Badran |

Formlabs 2. Location: IOP. Contact: Bashar Badran |

Objet 30 Pro PolyJet. Location: ZIAN / CSB. Contact: Mark Semler |

Stratasys J735 multimaterial PolyJet. Location: ZIAN / CSB. Contact: Mark Semler |

2 x Formlabs 2. Location: CDM. Contact: Wally Renne |

Makerbot Replicator 2. Location: CHP. Contact: Jesse Dean |

Makerbot Replicator 2x. Location: CHP. Contact: Jesse Dean |

Makerbot. Location: CRI. Contact: Mike Yost |

Diabase H series multihead printer/ milling machine. Location: CRI. Contact: Mike Yost |

Palmetto Bioprinter. Location: CRI. Contact: Mike Yost |