Present: Tom Anderson, Wally Bonaparte, Phil Costello, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Chip Hood, Sarah King, Walter Limehouse, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Jack Sanders, Sabra Slaughter, Stuart Smith
Guests: Susan Barnhart and Bart Yancey
ITEM I. WINS
The College of Dental Medicine opens for business on September 8, 2009. Currently, the faculty, staff and students are being trained in the use of the state Ėof-the-art technology in the new building. CDM faculty, students and volunteer dentists from across the state will provide treatment to an anticipated 2000 uninsured persons attending a two-day free dental clinic at North Charleston Coliseum sponsored by the S.C. Dental Association, city of North Charleston and Seacoast Church.
ITEM II. Updates
Sarah King reported that despite challenges things are going well in Public Relations.
Jerry Reves reported 155 medical students and 6 MD/PhD students enrolled in the College of Medicine to start the new academic year.
Phil Costello announced an upcoming UMA service line group meeting and a retreat planned for late September/October to discuss facilities, clinic expansion, affiliation and other strategic aims. In general, UMA activities were reported to be progressing well.
Walter Limehouse stated that Faculty Senate is catching up on Conflict of Interest Policy and getting it into Faculty Handbook updates; discussions about appointment contracts and tenure are ongoing; and Faculty Senate elections will be held in early September.
Chip Hood thanked faculty members who participated in the FRD day-long meeting and reported that he is initiating technology concepts ďforumsĒ in order to brainstorm about opportunities. The FRD Audit reports identified no issues of significance.
Joe Good reported that the General Counselís office is busy.
Lisa Montgomery said that MUSCís Legislative Liaison Office informed her that a 4% cut in state appropriations will be announced soon. She also stated that the MUSC & MUHA audits are progressing well.
Wally Bonaparte reported that two ongoing EEOC issues have been resolved.
Jim Fisher announced that MUSC has three new Foundation Board Members. He also reported that MUSC Foundation Chair Anita Zucker is involved with the Garth Brooks Foundationís Teammates for Kids organization and has facilitated a campus visit by their CEO. We will be exploring possible partnerships. He also complimented the quality of the Welcoming Diversity Training conducted by the National Coalition Building Institute staff for MUSC central administration leaders on August 17, 2009.
Sabra Slaughter reported on plans to publish a monthly column in a local newspaper to promote MUSC outreach, clinical trials, and other community oriented activities.
John Raymond led a discussion about pay increases at the institution. Additional discussions will take place among the vice presidents and include budget data.
Tom Anderson reported endowed portfolio up 13.8% and noted that some previously impaired endowments are up enough to pay out. He also noted that for the fiscal year MUSC is down 22%. He also commented that the North of Cross-town project was discussed during a recent meeting and judged to be a viable project; however, current economic circumstances prohibit launching it immediately.
Ray Greenberg commented on the Neuroscience Research Centers and MUSCís potential opportunity to develop commercial neuroscience partnerships. Dr. Greenberg is on the search committee for VA Hospital Director position. Dr. Greenberg also acknowledged the work of Dr. Slaughter and others to secure funding for MUSC health disparities projects.