The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the College of Charleston have been awarded an Innovative Program to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant totaling $2.4 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The grant will be used to establish the Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-Coaching and Resources for Entrepreneurial Women (CREW) program, with the aim of increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in the medical science field.
The initiative will be led by Carol Feghali-Bostwick, the Kitty Trask Holt Endowed Chair for Scleroderma Research and director of the Advancement, Recruitment and Retention of Women (ARROW) program at MUSC. Angela Passarelli, associate professor of management in the College of Charleston School of Business and director of research at the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School, will be director of coaching.
“Coaching provides a confidential relationship, dedicated time and a skilled thought partner that helps aspiring entrepreneurs step back from their day-to-day responsibilities to explore what they most want to achieve, who they are, what’s standing in their way and how to navigate a path to achieving their objectives,” says Passarelli.