MUSC Bicentennial: Leading Research

MUSC stands at the forefront of transformative research by delving into a myriad of health challenges, ranging from rare conditions like hEDS to combating major diseases. With precision medicine at its core, MUSC leads the way by tailoring treatments with unparalleled accuracy. In the face of global health crises, MUSC excels in pandemic modeling that provides invaluable insights. Above all, MUSC is dedicated to enhancing the health of every South Carolinian, reflecting its unwavering commitment to advancing health care and improving lives across the state.

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The James E. Clyburn Research Center contains two state-of-the-art buildings that house collaborative research projects.
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Research at MUSC

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Then. MUSC's Legacy of Breakthroughs

MUSC has been at the forefront of transformative research.Our commitment to unraveling the mysteries of diseases has brought forth numerous breakthroughs.

  • As an academic health sciences center, MUSC is one of only a handful of programs in the world to excel in all three facets of comprehensive scleroderma care.
  • Our dedication to hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) research has led to new insights into this often misunderstood condition.
  • In the fight against cystic fibrosis, we've improved the prognosis and well-being of those affected.
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Now. Multifaceted Research Endeavors

MUSC research teams explore a wide range of health challenges.

  • From heart and vascular diseases to cancers, pulmonary illnesses, neurological disorders, substance abuse diseases, and mental health conditions, our researchers are at the forefront of scientific discovery.
  • We're unraveling conditions like hEDS and sickle cell disease, driving progress in understanding and treatment.
  • Our expertise extends to pandemics, where we model risk and impact to protect our statewide communities.
  • Our commitment to South Carolina knows no bounds as we seek to improve lives and health outcomes for all.
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Next. Revolutionizing Health Care in South Carolina

“In Our DNA SC is an important statewide precision health initiative. Precision medicine is an emerging field that is going to transform care delivery through customized options and treatments for individuals. Being a leader and helping to define this path is at the core of our mission, and we are excited about this first-of-its-kind population genomics program for our patients. This community research project will drive preventive health care for South Carolinians by improving access to personalized health options and supporting new research discoveries for our community.”

– David J. Cole, M.D., FACS President, Medical University of South Carolina