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Provost's Welcome


Greetings from Charleston, from the campus of South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health science center. The MUSC Office of the Provost provides oversight, coordination, budgeting, and review of MUSC’s academic units and initiatives.

The Office of the Provost is committed to providing a high-quality education to the approximately 1,000 students that graduate each year. The Medical University of South Carolina is home to six colleges, 3,000 students and a diverse student body, staff, and faculty. The colleges of Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy comprise the education arm of MUSC. Students earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and other professional levels.

MUSC also leads the state in biomedical research funding with more than $259 million in extramural grant funding, more than 580 principal investigators and is home to one of only 62 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs in the nation and home to the state’s only NCI-designated cancer center. The CTSA program aims to advance clinical and translational science to catalyze innovation and increase the speed at which new treatments become available to patients and reshape biomedical research in South Carolina. Key areas of research at MUSC include cancer, community health, drug discovery, health disparities, inflammation and fibrosis, neuroscience, oral health, rehabilitation and stroke.

As you navigate our website you’ll find more information on what the Provost’s Office does and how we can best assist you. Please feel free to contact any member of the Provost’s Office staff for assistance.

In keeping with the organization’s purpose “to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through our vision to lead health innovation for the lives we touch”, the Office of the Provost maintains a campus that advances analysis, collaboration, innovation, and scientific discovery.

While there’s much transformation and growth occurring within the university, I pledge continued focus on the big picture: making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and researchers.


Lisa Saladin, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost