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Biscuits and Bio – Charleston!

NEW IN 2024!

Join us for a morning of networking and inspiration, featuring guest speaker Dr. David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, President of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Cole will share about his vision for the MUSC Innovation District followed by a Q&A and networking time.

Attendees will leave feeling inspired to continue our work to better the health of South Carolina citizens and beyond.

FREE! Open to SCbio Members only.

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About our Guest Speaker:

David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, has served as MUSC’s seventh president since 2014. As a physician-scientist and practicing surgical oncologist, he brings a unique perspective to his role. At the heart of his presidency is a dedication to ensuring the highest standards for education and training, fostering a culture of innovation and research excellence, expanding access to care in South Carolina’s underserved areas and advancing MUSC’s mission through public and private partnerships. Under Dr. Cole’s leadership, MUSC has undergone a period of unprecedented strategic growth to meet the challenges confronting health care and the needs of a changing population. Consequently, MUSC Health care services now extend to every corner of South Carolina, through statewide partnerships, a national caliber telehealth capability and its Regional Health Network of 10 hospitals. MUSC now has a sustainable presence in eight of the most rural and underserved counties in the state. Notably, in 2023, MUSC opened the Black River Medical Center in the Williamsburg/Lake City region with state and federal funding and local philanthropy. The hospital is the first new rural hospital in the state in decades.


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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.