Innovation Week 2019

MUSC Innovation Week will take place April 29th – May 3rd. This week-long celebration of transformation and innovation has something for everyone!

Monday, April 29th - We Are Changing What's Possible

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Innovation Showcase

Kick off Innovation Week at this fun event! Come out and learn about the variety of innovative programs and advances happening throughout MUSC. Representatives will be available for questions and interaction, lining the streets of the Greenway. Lunch is available for purchase from a number of delicious food trucks.
Location: The Medical District Greenway, between President and Ehrhardt Streets

Christian Howell


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Keynote Discussion

Medtronic's Christian Howell, VP Value Based Healthcare Partnerships, "Why is the largest medical device company in the world transforming for the future of health care?" 
David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, President, MUSC
Location: Drug Discovery Bldg, 68 President St., Rm 110 

Throughout the Afternoon - Guided Campus Tours of some of MUSC's innovation hot spots.

Some tours require pre-registration. Register today before your preferred tour(s) are full!

MUSC ART building

2:00 p.m. - Art in ART

Guided tour of many of the 873 pieces of original art housed in the Ashley River Tower with an opportunity to engage in a discussion of observed elements and themes in the artwork. (30 min duration) Location: Ashley River Tower, 25 Courtenay Drive, First Floor Lobby

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Named for Dr. Neill W. Macaulay, an avid historian of dental practice, the museum houses an impressive collection of dental memorabilia, including historical tools and instruments, a 19th Century dental-office display, a collection of dental chairs and a traveling dentist's chest from the Civil War era. (This is a self-guided tour) 
Location: Macaulay Museum, 175 Ashley Avenue

College of Dental Medicine

2:00, 3:00 p.m. - MUSC College of Dental Medicine

See how the MUSC College of Dental Medicine is using virtual reality, 3D scanning and 3D printing to transform patient care. Come see the newly-designed accessible treatment area, virtual reality room, and 3D printing and milling spaces. (30 min duration) 
Location: MUSC College of Dental Medicine, 29 Bee Street, first-floor lobby

Waring Library

2:00, 3:00, 4:00 p.m. - Waring Historical Library

Did you know MUSC invented the air bed used by burn victims? Come view the museum's collections and see instruments developed by MUSC faculty and staff since the founding of the University in 1824. (15 min duration)
Location: Waring Library, 175 Ashley Ave.

Simulaiton Dummy

2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 p.m. - SIM Center

Learn about the history and design of the MUSC Simulation Center, and take a peek inside rooms to see how they are used to simulate clinical procedure. (20-25 min duration) 
Location: College of Nursing, 99 Jonathan Lucas St., Room 104

Anesthesia For Nurses Lab

4:00 p.m. - Nurse Anesthetist Simulation Lab

The College of Health Professions is using innovative technology to transform registered nurses into certified registered nurse anesthetists who deliver safe anesthesia care to patients of all ages. Come see a demonstration of how learning is enhanced through situational emersion in the Anesthesia for Nurses Program simulated operating room. (30 min duration) 
Location: College of Health Professions, 151 B Rutledge, Rm B214

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

2:30 p.m. - MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

See the newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in October 2019. (60 min duration)
Location: Construction Office, Charleston Center at Courtenay Dr.

2:30, 3:30 p.m. - MUSC Health Center for Telehealth

The MUSC doctor will see you now, from anywhere! MUSC's home to one of two National Telehealth Centers of Excellence, providing more than 20,000 televisits each year. Come see how MUSC is helping to expand healthcare access across the state. (30 min duration)
Location: Main Hospital, 171 Ashley Ave, Rm 268

Antique Pharmacy Bottles

3:00, 3:30 p.m. - MUSC Pharmacy Museum

Stop by to view a turn of the century workstation and prescriptions, photographs, and early reference texts, as well as, devices used by pharmacists prior to the era of manufactured pharmaceuticals including: pill machines, suppository molds, mortars, pestles made of iron, wood, ceramics, and glass, and a variety of antique balances. (20-25 min duration)
Location: College of Pharmacy, 280 Calhoun Street


Tuesday, April 30th - Moving Healthcare Forward


poster session 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

Join MUSC's innovators as they present innovative approaches to advance care, education and research. Attendees vote on favorite ideas to advance to the MUSC Shark Tank.
Location: Drug Discovery Building and Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., lobbies

Terry Howell


2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Keynote Discussion

Terry Howell, Ed.D. CEO Skye Solutions, LCC; former Senior Principal, Healthcare Performance Partners, Vizient, "Innovative Disruption: Its Impact on Healthcare"
Location: Drug Discovery Building, 68 President St., room 110

5:00 p.m. - Art of Self Care

Participate in an activity which integrates visual arts, literary arts, and/or music with the goal for participants to show compassion for self and/or be inspired by others around campus (open to those with an MUSC badge). (60 min duration) 
Location: Rutledge Tower Annex, Rm 104


Wednesday, May 1st - Inspiring Today's Generation to Lead Tomorrow's


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. -Telehealth Curriculum for the Faculty Innovator

This session for faculty members will provide insights into the inclusion of innovative health delivery processes for learners across all programs and colleges. Telehealth education leaders will share their vision for learning competencies to meet evolving accreditation and practice standards. Presenters include: Dr. Ragan DuBose-Morris, Telehealth Education Manager, Center for Telehealth, and Dr. Christopher Pelic, Associate Dean for GME Outreach, Medical Director Telehealth GME
Location: Main Hospital, 171 Ashley Ave., MUSC Center for Telehealth, Suite 268

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Lightning Rounds of Effective Strategies for Student Engagement

Join us for 5-minute demonstrations of effective strategies to encourage student engagement, provided by a variety of faculty and staff members.
Presenters include: Joe Blumer, College of Medicine; Emily Brennan, Library; Shannon D’Alton, College of Nursing; Amanda Giles, College of Health Professions; Diann Krywko, College of Medicine; Rup Mukerghee, College of Medicine; Michelle Nichols, College of Nursing; Kristen Poston, College of Nursing; David Shirley, College of Pharmacy; Joe Vuthiganon, College of Dental Medicine; Chris Wisnewski, College of Pharmacy
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library room 405

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 3D Printing Demonstration and Discussion

Come be amazed at what is happening in the world of 3D printing here at MUSC!  
Presenters include: Dr. Ramin Eskandari, Assistant Professor, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery; Dr. Baber Khatib, Assistant Professor Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, COM; Dr. Walter Renne, Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Digital Dentistry, CDM; Mr. Sherman Paggi, Hands on Health Web Developer, MUSC Libraries
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library room 405


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Student Pitch-Off 

Students will have the opportunity to pitch an idea for a project to a diverse panel of judges.  Winner will receive $2500 to work with a mentor/sponsor to further develop their idea.
Location: Basic Science Building, 173 Ashley Ave., room 355


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Catalyzing Innovation to Deliver Transformational Solutions to People Globally

Ibraheem Badejo, Ph.D., Senior Director of New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation; Michael Rusnak, Executive Director of MUSC's Foundation for Research Development; Mark Semler, Chief Executive Officer of the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences at MUSC
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., room 112  

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Solving Problems with Design Thinking 

Coming up with an idea is easy. Coming up with the right one takes work. With design thinking, throwing out what you think you know and starting from scratch opens up all kinds of possibilities. Design thinking isn’t just for “things.” Design thinking can be applied to any problem that needs a creative solution.
Panelists include: Aaron Bowman, The American Institute of Architects, Liollio Architecture; Lilyn Hester, Head of Southeast External Affairs and Government Relations, Google; Michael Madson, Ph.D., MUSC Center for Academic Excellence; Amy Pastre, Founder/Partner, Stich Design Company; Anita Ramsetty, M.D., MUSC Department of Family Medicine; Tammy Thompson, AIA, EDAC, MUSC Strategic Design and Innovation
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., room 112 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Sloppy Mountain Escape Room

Sloppy Mountain Medical Center is a team-skills-challenge activity modeled after the popular "escape rooms" activities, except that it is played entirely online. The theme of this activity is grounded in interprofessional health care delivery and takes place in a simulated hospital setting. Teams must work together to discharge patients and clean up a very disorganized and confusing virtual medical center as quickly as possible. Laptop Required
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., room 112

Urban Farm

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Weed Out Stress, Wellness Education in the Urban Farm

Join us in the Urban Farm 4pm-5pm or 5pm-6pm to learn ways to manage stress and maintain wellness. RSVP required for planning purposes.  During the hour, participants will visit wellness stations centered on healthy food preparation and tastings, garden tours and hands-on activities, yoga, and mindfulness and meditation. Live music and light refreshments will be available.
Register Here
Location: MUSC Urban Farm


Thursday, May 2nd - Our Most Important Discovery? The Next One.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Moderated Panel

"Now and Later: The Life Science Industry in South Carolina" featuring Raja Hitti, CEO of Med-Ally, Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne, David Shalaby, President of Poly-Med, and Ellie Barziv, Director of Marketing at Nanobebe
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., Room 112

10:00 - 11:00 a.m - Research Townhall

Learn about the Office of Clinical Research and how research impacts all areas of MUSC. Featuring Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President for Research; Chris Davies, Ph.D., Assistant Provosts for Research; Patrick Flume, M.D., Assistant Provosts for Research, Royce Sampson, MS, Director, Office of Clinical Research.
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library Lobby

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Start-up Showcase

Over 10 MUSC Startups display their businesses in an outdoor poster session
Location: Drug Discovery Building, outside plaza

Carol Fighali-Bostwick

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Science Cafe

Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D. "Let's talk...Fibrosis, the ugly side of collagen" 
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library Lobby

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Science Cafe

Christopher Metts, M.D. "Gene Doe: A Platform for Citizen Science" 
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library Lobby

Shark Tank Competition Contestants

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - MUSC Shark Tank

Innovation Summit finalists present the top three projects, as voted on by MUSC peers, to a panel of judges. Winners will receive prize money to further develop or implement their idea.
Location: Storm Eye Institute, 167 Ashley Ave, 8th Floor Auditorium

David Turner, Victoria Findlay and children

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Science Cafe

David Turner, Ph.D. "The A.G.E.s of Chronic Disease" 
Location: Education Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Library Lobby

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Networking Reception

Meet leaders from SCBio, SCRA, the SC Department of Commerce and more.
Location: Drug Discovery Building, 68 President St., Lobby


Friday, May 3rd - The Next Frontier

Puneet Sharma

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Keynote Discussion

Siemens Healthineers' Puneet Sharma, Senior Director, Digital Technologies and Innovation, "Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Advanced Imaging and Precision Medicine"
Following a 20-minute lecture, Mr. Sharma will be joined by MUSC's Les Lenert and Mike Caputo for a fireside chat moderated by Mark Daniels. 
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., Room 112

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presentations and demonstrations by these technology leaders making advances in healthcare:
3D4Medical - 3D anatomy on an iPad
BlinkTBI - Using blink reflex devices for neurological assessments
Corindus - Surgical robot for coronary vascular procedures, with 11:30 special presentation and simulation
EPCI - Automage dissection table
Innovation Station - Learn about our own MUSC technology store
Medtronic - Augmented/virtual reality in health care
Reforged Gaming Lounge - Virtual Reality; please note- this demonstration is located on the first floor of the Colbert Education Library and Education Center
Siemens Healthineers - Point of Care lab testing and the correlation with chronic disease management
Synaptive - Automatic tractography system
Verizon - Health care mobile command center
Location: Bioengineering Building, 68 President St., Lobby