December News Round Up

Lauren Hooker
December 16, 2022
News Roundup

‘Brave Maeve’ Helps MUSC SC Pediatric Burn Center & Shriners Announce Affiliation

Mrs Clark Maeve and Dr. Kahn

A little girl nicknamed “Brave Maeve” for her courage while she was being treated for a burn injury helped the Medical University of South Carolina and Shriners Hospitals for Children launch a new affiliation to support the only statewide burn center for kids. The South Carolina Pediatric Burn Center is based at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in Charleston.

MUSC President David Cole said the collaboration will ensure kids like Maeve always have access to the highest-quality treatments and research for burn care. “As a part of this affiliation, Shriners Children's has generously provided MUSC a $3 million grant to establish the Shriners Children's Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Burn Care. This will have matching funds provided by MUSC. Together that makes an awesome forward leap in terms of the resources we have for our children.”

Read Full Story in the MUSC News Center. 

Annual Holiday Party: A Great Opportunity to Celebrate with Colleagues

2022 holiday party

This year's holiday party provided an excellent opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, enjoy delicious food (the oyster roast is always a favorite!) and lively dancing later in the evening. See Photos on Facebook.

MUSC Honors Employees for Commitment and Passion

Dr Baliga in his office

The 2022 MUSC Service Awards were announced on November 30, honoring employees who completed a decade or more with MUSC. Prabhakar Baliga, M.D., T. Karl Byrne, M.D. and Cindy Knotts, were recognized for achieving the remarkable milestone of 30 years of service to MUSC. Stuart Leon, M.D. and Jeri J. Lawing were recognized for 20 years of service and Mark Lockett, M.D., Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell, IV, M.D., David J. Taber, PharmD, Kathleen Graves Terry, PA-C, and Megan Lynne Walters, PA, were recognized for 10 years of service. Congratulations to all honorees! 


News and Announcements 


  • Steven Kahn, M.D. was honored with the CRBJ 2022 Health Care Heroes Award in the Physician Category.
  • Mark Lockett, M.D. was honored with election to membership in the Southern Surgical Association.
  • Dirk van der Windt, M.D. Ph.D., was accepted into the MUSC 2023 ARROW Career Development Program.
  • Adam Tanious, M.D. had an editorial article highlighted in Vascular Specialist - the official newspaper of the Society of Vascular Surgeons.
  • Yulia Gavrilova, Ph.D. abstract was selected for the ABA 2023 Annual Meeting. The abstract scored #2 out of 403 abstract submissions.
  • Sami Tarabishy, M.D. abstract presentation was chosen as Best Presentation in the Hand Session during Plastic Surgery - The Meeting.