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Support the Department of Medicine

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Medicine at MUSC. Each day we strive to train the next generation of physicians, improve patient care and conduct groundbreaking research. But our work would not be possible without valued donors such as you. 

There are many philanthropic opportunities to support our mission, and each gift to the department makes an impact on our daily efforts. We hope that you will partner with us to advance education, expand research and improve excellence in patient care.

You may direct a gift to our Department of Medicine Research and Education fund, which benefits our most pressing needs in the department, or you may designate to a fund of your choice.

Current Philanthropic Priorities

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex problem requiring visits to many different specialists – medical, behavioral and sometimes surgical. The IBD Medical Home’s mission is to simplify this journey for patients, centralizing their care in a way that is seamless, easy to navigate and designed to achieve the best possible outcomes. Donations to the Gastroenterology Research & Education fund will support this important initiative.

An endowed professorship will allow MUSC the opportunity to recognize the contributions and achievements of Dr. Brzezinski while honoring his commitment to academic medicine by supporting a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. This professorship would serve as a permanent reminder of Dr. Brzezinski’s commitment to scholarly and clinical excellence while furthering the educational mission of the university.

The Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is home to the only comprehensive scleroderma center in the southeastern US. MUSC’s Scleroderma Center excels in its tripartite mission of providing outstanding patient care, education, and innovative research. We are actively raising funds for a Scleroderma Center Endowment that will sustain and expand the excellence in scleroderma research, patient care and education ongoing at MUSC, so that our center will continue to serve as a national referral center for scleroderma patients and an international center for research and education in the field of scleroderma.

Susan Pearlstine established the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence through a generous donation to MUSC. While seeking treatment, she noted the immediate need for comprehensive services for herself and others. In the United States, almost 50 percent of patients require four or more physician visits before a diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made. With mortality rates from sarcoidosis increasing, and with South Carolina having the fourth highest sarcoidosis-related mortality in the United States, the critical need for comprehensive service provision was clear.