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News and Announcements
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for all of our most recent news and announcements.
The MD Classes of 2024 and 2025 had their White Coat ceremonies on October 1, 2021
at 3 PM and 5:30 PM, respectively, at Segra Park.
Nineteen individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the health care
field and their service to the School of Medicine Columbia at the annual Alumni and
Dean's Awards Virtual Ceremony on Thursday, October 21st. Two additional categories
of achievement will be acknowledged: the Luminary Leaders in Medicine and Science
and the Award for Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine.
Dean Les Hall delivered a virtual State of the School of Medicine Columbia address
on September 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
The School of Medicine Columbia Women in Science and Medicine Committee is pleased
to announce the establishment of the
Award for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine.
The School of Medicine Columbia is pleased to announce that Jane Hixenbaugh, information
resources consultant, Office of Information Technology (OIT), is the recipient of
the 2021 William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award.
Given the unprecedented circumstances that accompanied this year, every aspect of
our hooding and commencement ceremonies had to be reconsidered to ensure a safe environment
while truly highlighting the accomplishments of our graduates. Our 2021 hooding video
captures many memorable moments from these events.
Watch the video
The School of Medicine Columbia has been approved to hold a virtual Commencement and
in-person Hooding Ceremonies. Visit the Commencement and Hooding webpage for more information.
The Research Center for Transforming Health, which is based in the University of South
Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, recently announced the 2021 Transformative Research
Seed Grant awardees.