Office of Innovation

The Office of Innovation serves as a catalyst for innovations that ultimately create value for the Enterprise, patients, and students. The office is charged with providing leadership and coordination of a robust innovation ecosystem supporting both intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship across the tripartite mission. The office aims to:

  • Build a culture and capacity for innovation that is nationally
  • Facilitate the development of processes, technologies and
    strategies that produce real-world beneficial impact for those that
    we serve

Meet Our Team

Jesse Goodwin

Jesse Goodwin, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer

Jesse Goodwin has spent more than a decade engaged in innovation across a broad range of medical therapies, with applications in academia and industry. She has a demonstrated track record for driving improved outcome metrics. Prior to accepting the role of chief innovation officer at MUSC, Goodwin was vice president of development for the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences. Goodwin also served as the deputy director for the MUSC Foundation for Research Development, the university’s technology transfer office. Prior to joining MUSC, Goodwin was the director of the medical device practice of a Boston-based intellectual property consulting firm. Goodwin received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Stony Brook University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Harvard-MIT HST program.

Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Program Manager

Stephanie Brown is the Program Manager for the Office of Innovation at the Medical University of South Carolina. She holds an Associates in Business Management and has over 10 years of experience in hospital administration and project management. Stephanie has held the role of Innovation Coordinatorand Strategic Innovation Designer with a focus on Human Centered Design. As Program Manager for the Office of Innovation, Stephanie collaborates amongst various innovation groups within MUSC, MUHA, MUSCP, and Affiliated Partners to communicate and promote the development of new ideas, products, and services. Stephanie also serves as the project lead for many of the activities conducted by the Office of Innovation and is dedicated to fostering a culture of Innovation at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Kimberly Allen, MUSC Executive Assistant to the Chief Innovation Officer.Kimberly Allen

Executive Assistant

Kimberly is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Innovation Officer. She brings over 25 years of experience as an administrative professional supporting executives from a variety of industries. Kimberly graduated from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. Following graduation, she relocated to San Francisco supporting teams of executives at start-up ventures prior to joining Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers. Before joining MUSC, Kimberly held the role of Executive Assistant to Shawn Jenkins, the Co-Founder and former President and CEO of Benefitfocus here in Charleston.