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Top colleges for diversity logoMUSC recognized for diversity

We are pleased to announce MUSC has been named as a 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2021 Diversity Champion for the fourth year in a row. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus.

Transition to New Creatinine- and Cystatin C–Based Equations to Estimate GFR without Race

Effective November 2, 2021:
MUSC labs will transition to an updated CKD-EPI equation for estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), removing race as a factor. eGFR will be calculated using a new 2021 CKD-EPI creatinine equation that excludes race from calculations. (N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 23. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2102953)

Diversity Talks and Podcasts

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Science Never Sleeps Podcast

Healthcare Disparities: Dr. Marvella Ford, associate director of the Population Science and Cancer Disparities program at Hollings Cancer Center, discusses unequal access to healthcare.

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Health Focus

Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about efforts underway to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates in communities of color in S.C.