Research/Scholarship Advances

There is a straight line from innovation in medical education and research to the best health care. Read below to learn about advancements in our teaching and research areas that are transforming medical care.

Medical Journal Launches

proceedingsMay saw the introduction of Proceedings, GHS’ peer-reviewed medical journal. The 84-page journal featured 15 articles containing some of the top academic and clinical research work being accomplished at GHS and around the world.

This semi-annual (spring and fall) publication appears primarily online and includes unpublished original research, review articles, case studies, editorials and book reviews. Its mission is to provide high-quality publications on healthcare innovation and delivery.

To access the journal, click here.

BSN Program Approved

Clemson University and GHS have partnered to establish the Clemson University School of Nursing Greenville. The new program has been approved by the Commission on Higher Education.

In fall 2016, Clemson nursing students started attending general and foundational classes on the university’s main campus during their freshman and sophomore years. Students selected for the School of Nursing Greenville program will attend classes at Greenville Memorial Medical Campus with clinical rotations at a GHS campus during their junior and senior years.

New Emergency Medicine Residency

GHS’ Department of Emergency Medicine has received initial accreditation for an Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The three-year program will provide residents with exposure to critical care, pediatrics and community emergency medicine. Residents also will rotate through multiple medical and surgical subspecialties with experiences in emergency medical services, ultrasound, toxicology and administration.

Applications began being accepted in September. Residency start date is July 1, 2017.

Two Divisions Debut

Primary Care Sports Medicine. Housed within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine launched in fall 2015. The division is an academic collaboration between GHS Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and the Center for Family Medicine.

The initial goal is to educate primary care providers, residents and fellows about musculoskeletal medicine, medical aspects of sports, and emerging lifestyle medicine programs such as Exercise is Medicine.

Division chief is Kyle Cassas, MD, with Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

Prehospital Medicine. The new Division of Prehospital Medicine offers courses for GHS staff and providers, as well as local and regional partners, in how to best provide high-quality care for patients before their arrival at a hospital. The division also will provide regional training in disaster preparedness and manage special event medical care for GHS-sponsored activities.

The division is led by Emergency Medicine physician Tom Blackwell, MD.

GHS, Clemson Offer Research Certification

GHS and Clemson University are offering a graduate-level certificate in clinical and translational research. GHS clinicians, nurses, research support staff and other health professionals interested in research are encouraged to apply. Classes will take place in Greenville, and tuition support is available.

To learn more, visit


Inaugural Student Research Day

In April, the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville hosted its first Student Research Day. A total of 21 students presented posters, while four gave oral presentations. The presentations highlighted the many opportunities for collaborative research efforts between GHS and academic partners.

Extender Fellowship in Urology

This yearlong program provides advanced training in urology for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The goal of the fellowship is to help advanced practitioners improve access to and the delivery of superior pediatric and adult care in urology practices. Application deadline was June 30, with the fellowship starting in fall 2016.

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Research Spotlight: Saline vs. Soap

Research conducted by GHS orthopaedic trauma surgeon Kyle Jeray, MD, and published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that saline is better than soap in cleaning open fracture wounds and reducing infections. This germinal research is important news for the 250,000 people a year who sustain open fractures, as well as the military, where over 70 percent of injuries involves orthopaedic care.

Click here to read full article.

2016 Annual Report Table of Contents