Rob Spahr Archives

Jan 10, 2019
  • Rob Spahr

RESEARCHING HEALTH EFFECTS OF PFAS

A professor at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine has received state and federal funding to study the health effects of potentially harmful chemical compounds that were found in North Carolina...

Pregnant women exercising at ECU
Jan 04, 2019
  • Rob Spahr

MATERNAL EXERCISE STUDY

A researcher at East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine was recently awarded a grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to continue her groundbreaking study of the effects that...

(From left) Dr. Ronny Bell, chair of ECU’s Department of Public Health, UNC-Pembroke Chancellor Dr. Robin Gary Cummings and Dr. Mark Stacy, dean of ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, sign a memorandum of understanding on Dec. 6, 2018 to formalize a public health partnership between the two schools. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Dec 06, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

Officials from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday morning that will improve research and educational opportunities at both schools...

Third-year med student Noopur Doshi practices airway management in the Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Center.
Nov 20, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

IMPROVING MEDICAL EDUCATION

A handpicked group of the nation’s leading medical schools – of which ECU’s Brody School of Medicine is a founding member – will have extra time to partner on projects...

Dr. Gary L. LeRoy, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, left, presents Dr. Kendall Campbell, interim senior associate dean for academic affairs at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, an award celebrating Brody’s track record of producing family physicians. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Nov 09, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

FAMILY MEDICINE LEADER

No other medical school in North Carolina – and only one other in the nation – has produced a higher percentage of family physicians in the last decade than the...

Dr. Bryan Ehlert, assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, performs a TCAR procedure at the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Oct 16, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

LOWER RISK, LESS INVASIVE

East Carolina University physicians at Vidant Medical Center are providing patients at risk of having a stroke the opportunity to significantly reduce their future stroke risk through a new procedure...

Dr. Jon Kornegay discusses the challenges Duplin County faced during Hurricane Florence. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 28, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

HURRICANE RELIEF

When Hurricane Florence brought devastation to the Carolinas, students, faculty and alumni from the Brody School of Medicine made sure they were in position to serve the region’s patients and...

Holly Pittard, second-year Brody School of Medicine student, unloads water from an SUV at the Walter B. Jones Center in Pitt County. (ECU Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 19, 2018
  • Jules Norwood
  • Rob Spahr

UNDAUNTED

Hurricane Florence made a sharp left turn as it made landfall in southeastern North Carolina, sparing Greenville from the worst of its fury. Now, Pirates are responding, banding together to...

(From left) Dr. Mark Notestine, president of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, with Brody Scholars Helina Gan, Ross Masters and Amber Priester. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Aug 21, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

BRODY SCHOLARS

Three medical students at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine have been awarded the university’s most prestigious scholarship. Amber Priester, Ross Masters and Helina Gan – who are all North Carolina...

Unveiling a portrait of Dr. Mark Stacy
Aug 13, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

DEAN’S PORTRAIT UNVEILED

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University commemorated the tenure of its dean, Dr. Mark Stacy, with the unveiling of his official portrait on Aug. 3. Dr. Phyllis...