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Arrive. Achieve. Aspire.

The ARROW Initiative’s mission is focused on the advancement of women faculty across all missions and colleges of MUSC. We conduct various programs throughout the year to support this mission. We accomplish this with the help of a large group of women faculty volunteering their time to ARROW.

Opening Doors: Women at MUSC

The Waring Historical Library and MUSC University Archives web exhibit is a “living exhibit,” so new profiles will be added each month. Visit the exhibit.

Description: Women’s roles at the Medical University of South Carolina are as varied as the women themselves. From the announcement of the acceptance of female students in 1895 to the selection of the first female Dean of the College of Medicine in 2010, women have significantly influenced and impacted the direction of the Medical University. In their roles as faculty, staff, and students, these pioneers opened up the health professions and the field of scientific research to generations of females hoping to pursue careers in medicine and science. The following women are but a few of the hundreds of women who have made their mark.

For more information about the web exhibit, please contact Brooke Fox, University Archivist at foxeb@musc.edu.

Faculty Accomplishments

Explore the groundbreaking work of MUSC's women scientists, leading the way with their innovative research and dedication. Their achievements are advancing healthcare and inspiring a new generation of women in the scientific community.

Women faculty are encouraged to send us news of you or your colleagues' recent accomplishments to highlight in our next newsletter & on this page.

Edith Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Public Health Sciences and the Division of Rheumatology, received an R01 from NINR entitled “The Peer Approaches to Lupus Self-management (PALS) study: A novel lupus peer mentorship intervention.” Her goal is to recruit 360 African American women with lupus to serve as mentors and mentees in her program.