PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Tom Anderson, Thad Bell, Wallace Bonaparte, Bruce Elliott, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Anne Kilpatrick, Sarah King, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Gail Stuart, Sabra Slaughter, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Paul Taylor, Jenny Clifton, and Casey Liddy
ITEM 1. Trident United Way
Administrative Intern Lee presented the 2002 MUSC Campaign organization, goals ($ 250,000) and progress to date (42% of goal) followed by a showing of this year's excellent Trident promotional video.
ACTION: Council commended the MUSC leadership of this year's campaign, pledged its support, and requested that all appropriate measures be taken to insure that MUSC and affiliate organizations' faculty and staff are informed that their donation can be earmarked for the Health Sciences Foundation.
ITEM 2. Updates
Dr. Reves summarized a recent opportunity to meet with, and give constructive input to, legislators drafting proposed patient safety legislation in follow-up to recent media articles on this subject.
Mr. Fisher reported on a productive outside foundation visit, a possible proposal to the Savannah River site, the upcoming Children's Hospital Golf Tournament, and the following week meeting of the HSF Advisory Board Chairs.
Ms. Kilpatrick and the Faculty Senate continue organizing committees under the new leadership.
Dr. Raymond was pleased with extensive prior-week press coverage enjoyed by the two major grants, and reminded of Student Research Day in two weeks.
Dr. Bell again reminded of the November lecture on diversity in the Hispanic Culture.
Dr. Stuart reported on the S.C. Nurses Association legislative breakfast which will result in an advisory board to the Legislature to address the nursing shortage in SC. She also discussed a possible nursing educational initiative in the Hilton Head/Beaufort area.
Ms. King noted current contract renewal negotiations with publishers of the CATALYST which include positive format changes to dimensions and paper quality of the publication.
Dr. Greenberg summarized a meeting he and other MUSC officials had with officials of Palmetto Richland and Greenville Memorial hospitals to discuss potential collaborative opportunities and agendas. He will be meeting soon with presidents of the other two SC research universities to work out details of the endowed chair Lottery funds. He also will be meeting with Charleston officials shortly with respect to future clinical activity locations.
All Council members were reminded of the upcoming November 15 event to honor the contributions as Provost by Dr. Rosalie Crouch.