Program News: Medical University of South Carolina

By Chris Anne Sanyer posted 11-27-2018 11:09

21st Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference

The MUSC Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management held its 21st Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference, "Partners in Health. Building Healthier Communities." on Friday, October 19th, at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The event, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Curtis and the South Carolina ACHE Lowcountry Local Programming Council, included two esteemed groups of panelists that discussed the important topics of population health and telemedicine in the healthcare delivery system. Dr. David B. Nash, internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement, delivered The Dr. Robert S. and Marilyn C. Curtis keynote address, "Leadership for Population Health." Attendees earned 3 hours of ACHE-approved face-to-face credits and had the opportunity to network with one another at the reception following the conference. On behalf of the Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management, we would like to thank our panelists, Dr. Nash, and attendees for making this a wonderful day!

Welcome New Faculty

The Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is pleased to announce that two new faculty members, Daniel Brinton and Dunc Williams, have joined the Department. Both will teach Master’s and Doctoral students.

Daniel Brinton
Daniel Brinton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management within the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Daniel completed his PhD at MUSC in Health and Rehabilitation Science with a focus on health services research. Prior to joining the MUSC, Daniel was a service line administrator at the Charleston VAMC and in the Coast Guard. His research interests include comparative effectiveness research topics as well as the application of missing data techniques in big datasets to reduce bias.

John Duncan “Dunc” Williams, Jr
John Duncan “Dunc” Williams, Jr. is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Health Care Leadership and Management within the College of Health Professions. Dunc holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and a Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is pursuing a PhD in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, with an emphasis on health care financial management. Dunc’s work experience includes various hospital and physician practice administrator roles as well as work in not-for-profit accounting. He is a former National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral Trainee. His research focuses on financial aspects of health management and policy, such as his work assessing the impact of mergers on rural hospitals.