Division of endocrinology

DSC Midlands Site



The DSC Midlands Site was established in 1998 to create, identify, and integrate programs of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina in the Midlands Area.

Please visit the DSC Midlands website:

For information, contact:
Elizabeth Todd Heckel, MSW, CDE
USC/DSC Program Director
3209 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC  29203
(803) 434-2442
Fax: (803) 434-7529

The DSC Midlands Site consists of a 12 member Governing Committee which collaborates, facilitates, and integrates programs of diabetes research, patient care and education at the University of South Carolina.  All members collaborate or serve on the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina Board.

DSC Midlands Site Governing Committee

Ali Rizvi, MD, CDE

Chairman, DSC/USC Governing Committee; USC, Department of Internal Medicine

Steve Barnette, MD
K. Sue Haddock, PhDWJB Dorn VA Medical Center
Elizabeth Todd Heckel, MSW, CDEProgram Director, USC/DSC Site, USC, Department of Family/Preventive Medicine
Constance Hopkins, BSN, MN, CDE

In-patient Diabetes Education
Palmetto Health Richland

David Keisler, MDUSC, Department of Family/Preventive Medicine
Kay McFarland, MDUSC, Department of Internal Medicine
Anwar Merchant, ScD, MPH, DOUSC, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dero Myers, PhDUSC Department of Neuropsychiatry
Sharm Steadman, PharmD, CDEUSC, School of Medicine, Department of Family/Preventive Medicine
Rebecca Wrenn, MS, RD, LDSC DHEC, Office of Public Health Nutrition
Program Coordinator

Ongoing Projects:

  • Leadership for Camp Adam Fisher, SC's camp for children with diabetes: www.campadamfisher.com
  • Facilitation and collaboration of USC and MUSC Faculty into DSC Councils/Grants
  • 3rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship Experiential Project
  • Collaborative research projects with MUSC



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