Office of Research

CON Researchers

We actively participate in interdisciplinary translational research with our colleagues across the MUSC campus, which is recognized as one of the top 100 universities in the U.S. for funding with over $328 million in sponsored research, including $144 from the NIH.

  • Facilitates the conduct of research and scholarly activity by faculty and students
  • Provides guidance, assistance, and oversight for internal and external grants (pre-award and post-award)
  • Fosters collaborations and interprofessional research
  • Distributes available resources to support research and implements educational programs that advance research and scholarly activity
  • Provides support to enhance the dissemination of scholarship

Funding Projects

The CON funding portfolio includes a broad representation of awards across research, education, and practice, with a large majority of funding from NIH and other federally supported grants including the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, and National Institute of Mental Health. As a College, we invite and build collaborations with other researchers at both the national and international levels that share similar areas of interests to contribute meaningfully to implementation science.

Strategic Collaborations

Working within the only academic health sciences center in South Carolina, our faculty and students lead and partner in collaborative research alliances with colleagues across the MUSC enterprise, such as:

  • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, a statewide National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award Program hub based at MUSC
  • NIH-designated Hollings Cancer Center

As the recipient of a P20 Center Grant, Symptoms Self-Management Center for Pain and Fatigue, supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the College is able to leverage technology and bioinformatics to develop and test community-based interventions, for individuals with a variety of chronic conditions. Our global partnerships extend our research and clinical translational and implementation science foci to countries such as India, Africa, and the Caribbean. 

Nursing Research Programs

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Ph.D. in Nursing Science

The online Ph.D. in Nursing Science program prepares graduates to pursue a career of research, scholarly publication, and professional leadership.

CON Palliative Care Education

Palliative Care

As a leader in palliative care education, the MUSC College of Nursing has been recognized for its holistic approach to emphasizing the value in palliative care.