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News and Announcements
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A virtual ceremony to recognize the 2020 Alumni and Dean's awards recipients will
be held via YouTube Live on Oct. 8. A link will be provided via email closer to the
As we anticipate the return to full activities in the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
for the fall semester, intense preparatory work continues. The School of Medicine
will host a Virtual Faculty and Staff Town Hall on Aug. 6 (Thursday) from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. Faculty and staff our encouraged to
submit questions in advance. A recording of the town hall also will be available for those who are unable to
Richard Hoppmann, M.D., the founding director of the University of South Carolina
School of Medicine Columbia Ultrasound Institute, has stepped down from the role of
institute director, effective July 1, 2020. Hoppmann will remain a faculty member
within the institute. Floyd “Tripp” Bell, M.D., has been named to succeed Hoppmann
as the director of the institute.
A Virtual Town Hall will be held for Faculty and Staff via WebEx from 6 to 7 p.m.
on May 28 (Thursday). The session will provide additional details about the school's
plans to implement the
university's Return to Work Policies.
Virtual commencement scheduled for Friday, May 8
The UofSC School of Medicine Columbia will hold a virtual commencement through WebEx
at noon at Friday, May 8. An invitation with directions to access the ceremony was
emailed to the Class of 2020 and all faculty and staff on Wed., April 23. The commencement
bulletin will be available in PDF format by May 8.
The UofSC School of Medicine Columbia will hold a Virtual Town Hall for faculty and
staff on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., to share updates on our response
and future planning related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Virtual Town Hall will be