Medical University of South Carolina Launches Psychedelic Research Center

Dr. Michael Mithoefer of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will lead the center.

January 2020

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced that it is partnering with MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) to create a psychedelic research center to study the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs on mental illness. Along with MDMA, the MUSC research center plans on investigating naturally-occurring psychedelics such as psilocybinmescaline, and DMT.