Advisory Committees

The Executive Committee (EC) is chaired by Dr. Kelechi or, in her absence, Dr. Ken Ruggiero. The EC is the Leadership Team, and is responsible for assisting the P20 Center Director in allocating resources, identifying and selecting key personnel, planning and implementing key Center activities such as review and selection of pilot projects (with 2 ad hoc nurse scientist members Drs. Sandra Dunbar and Shirley Moore for this purpose), and assisting in mentorship activities.

NameĀ  Rank/Title
Area of Expertise
Teresa Kelechi
Professor, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and PhD Studies, David and Margaret Clare Endowed Chair
Symptom science
Ken Ruggiero
Professor, PhD, Co-Director and SmartState Endowed Chair of the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles
Technology-enhanced interventions
Linda Weglicki
Professor, PhD, MSN, RN, Dean
Nursing science
Carlos Lopez
Business Manager
Business Manager
Frank Treiber
Professor, PhD, Co-Director of Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles
Technology applications
Leslie Lenert Professor, MD, MS, Chief Research Information Officer, SmartState Endowed Chair in Healthcare Quality Biomedical Informatics
Carolyn Jenkins
Professor Emeritus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Community engaged research
Lynne Nemeth
Professor, PhD, RN, Mentor Champion
Mentor Champion

Reflecting the wide diversity and interdisciplinary research and cross-college collaboration potential of the College of Nursing, the members of the Internal Advisory Committee include nursing faculty, program directors, and members of the Institutional Review Board.

Name Rank/Title
Area of Expertise
Suparna Qanungo
Associate Professor, PhD
Translational scientist
Gayenell Magwood
Professor, PhD, RN, FAAN
Health disparities and equity
Moby Madisetti
Associate Research Professor, MSc
Grants/regulatory specialist
Susan Newman
Associate Professor, PhD, RN, Director, PhD Program in Nursing Science
Institutional review board

The EAC will meet annually and will add depth and perspective to the SSMC and will be composed of 5 senior researchers, at least 3 of whom will be nurse scientists, and at least 2 of whom will not hold MUSC appointments, and all of whom have expertise in one or more of the SSMC foci, including technology-enhanced self management intervention design, biomedical informatics, or community engaged research.

Name Rank/Dept./College; Other Apt
Area of Expertise
Marvella Ford
Director of Cancer Disparities, MUSC Department Public Health Sciences
Health disparities research
Sandra Dunbar
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Nell Hodgson Woodruff, School of Nursing, Emory University
Senior nurse scientist: self management
Shirley Moore
Former Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Senior nurse scientist: self management
Pat Coyne Director, Pain and Palliative Care Center, MUSC Hospital Authority Nursing expert pain and fatigue
Michael de Arellano
Associate Dean for Diversity, MUSC College of Medicine
Ethnicity and diversity expert