Center for Community Health Partnerships (CCHP)

Welcome to the South Carolina Clinical & Translation Research Center for Community Health Partnerships (SCTR/CCHP). SCTR/CCHP exists to lead an innovative, system-wide effort to strengthen capacity for collaborative research relationships among academic investigators and community members, community-based clinicians, and local health care organizations.

It is dedicated to engaging community members and academic partners in all aspects of the research process to promote health, reduce the risk of illness and disease, and build community resilience and capacity to help transform health care and eliminate health disparities. Primary emphasis is on collaboratively addressing community identified health priorities. The Community Engaged Scholars Program (CES-P), a resource offered by SCTR/CCHP and directed by Dr. Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, offers training, mentorship, and grant funds to stimulate joint academic-community pilot research studies across South Carolina

Learn more about CCHP here

NINR P20 Center

In August 2016, the College of Nursing was awarded a P20 Center grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to develop the Symptoms Self-Management Center with the goal of building a critical mass of nurse scientists whose research focuses on interventions that improve symptoms of fatigue or pain associated with a variety of conditions. Through complementary, synergistic research activities and integrating cores within and outside of the College of Nursing such as The Technology Applications Center for Healthy Lifestyles (TACHL), Community Engagement and Bioinformatics, this five-year award provides infrastructure to facilitate the development of 6 technology-enhanced interventions that improve the ability of individuals and family members to self-manage fatigue and pain when they need it and where they need it.


Coming soon...

MUSC’s Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL)

Mobile Technology - A Catalyst for Healthcare Transformation

  • HSSC supported Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE), launched in Sept. 2010
  • Tasked with development, testing & licensing of software & hardware technologies to foster effective health promotion, disease prevention & health care management.

Long Term Goals: Reductions in premature deaths, prevalence of chronic diseases, associated reductions in healthcare costs & economic growth to S.C.

Short Term Goals: Development of efficacious, cost effective personalized disease prevention & management programs using new technologies:

  • Mobile phones
  • iPod/Pad technologies
  • Tablets
  • Web based programs
  • Interactive call centers