Author: Rob Spahr

Dr. Lisa Callahan delivered the convocation address at Brody School of Medicine’s graduation on Saturday.
May 08, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

BRODY ALUMNA RETURNS TO ECU

Dr. Lisa Callahan’s life has not played out according to plan. But that’s only because she is not a fan of planning. Instead, Callahan – a 1983 East Carolina University...

East Carolina University psychiatry residents Dr. Roopma Wadhwa, Dr. Vikas Gupta and Dr. Rachel Gooding (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 30, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

ECU MAKES MINDGAMES FINALS

A team of East Carolina University psychiatry residents training at Vidant Medical Center was the top qualifier for the finals of a nationwide competition organized by the American Psychiatric Association....

ECU surgeons conduct POEM procedure at Vidant Medical Center. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 17, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

TREATING ACHALASIA

Eating is one of the basic functions of life, but something that is often not possible for the approximately 200,000 U.S. residents living with achalasia. The rare disorder occurs when...

ECU Pirates cut their hair to raise money for pediatric cancer research during the 2018 Pirates Vs. Cancer event. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 16, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

PIRATES VS. CANCER

Music from a live band pumped through speakers outside of ECU’S Health Sciences Student Center on Friday afternoon, as gusting winds provided relief from the eastern North Carolina springtime heat...

Apr 04, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

IMPROVING PATIENT COMMUNICATION

East Carolina University students interested in careers in health care will soon have a new tool to help them better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, a rapidly increasing segment of the...

Research by Dr. Jitka Virag, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
Apr 02, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

ECU WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION

In a nationwide contest searching for the “best innovations in science and medicine” – out of a field of more than 64 prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale and MIT...

Officials from the American Medical Association visited ECU’s Brody School of Medicine on March 29, 2018. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 02, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

BRODY RECEIVES NATIONAL PRAISE

In 2013, 80 percent of the nation’s medical schools applied for grant funding through the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. East Carolina University’s Brody School of...

A new bilateral agreement between ECU and Pitt Community College could help increase access to one of North Carolina’s “most valuable and sought-after credentials.” (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Mar 28, 2018
  • Rob Spahr
  • University Communications

ECU, PCC AGREEMENT

The College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University is the only school in North Carolina to offer an accredited undergraduate program in health information management. And there were...

Mar 23, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

BUILDING HEALTHIER FAMILIES

Annie Andrews’s doctor said she needed to lose weight, but that wasn’t a simple request for the Parmele resident. “Some of the ingredients I needed (for healthier recipes), I couldn’t...

Dr. Phil Boyer speaks to the Brody School of Medicine Class of 2018.
Mar 19, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

STRING OF PEARLS

Each year, on the eve of finding out where they matched for their residency training, graduating medical students at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine select a group of their professors...