The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Region: North Carolina Country: USA
About the School: History: A Legacy of Commitment In the early 1960s, a group of leaders from eastern North Carolina proposed that a medical school be established at what was then East Carolina College. They were concerned about the deficit of modern medical care available in the region, and about who would replace the generation of physicians then in practice. Over the next decade these and other men and women, under the determined leadership of the late Dr. Leo W. Jenkins, chancellor of the college, made the case for their idea to anyone who would listen.
East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In time, East Carolina University was authorized to establish a health affairs division as a foundation for a medical program, and then a one-year medical school whose participants completed their medical education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Finally in 1974, the General Assembly of North Carolina appropriated the funds to establish a four-year medical school at East Carolina University.
The legislature set forth a three-fold mission for the ECU School of Medicine: to increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve the state, to improve health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina, and to enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education.
Since 1977, when the first class of 28 students enrolled in the four-year School of Medicine, the institution has grown dramatically in its teaching, research and patient care roles. Today, in its partnership with University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and regional physicians, the school is the educational centerpiece of one of North Carolina's largest and most productive academic medical centers. In 1999, it was renamed the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, in recognition of the continuous support of the Brody family.
Dean's Office: Paul R. G. Cunningham, MD, FACS is the Dean and the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. He accepted this post as of September 15, 2008.
Dr. Cunningham was the Professor and Chair, the Department of Surgery at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University - April 2002- August 22, 2008. He is Board Certified in General Surgery, and recertified in 2000 and 2010. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, receiving a MB, BS degree in 1972. A residency in Surgery was completed at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City in 1979.
Dr. Cunningham held a number of appointments:
Assistant Director, Department of Surgery, Joint Disease North General Hospital, New York, 1979-1981.
Attending surgeon, Bertie County Memorial Hospital, Windsor, North Carolina, 1981-1984
Attending surgeon Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1984-2002.
Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University, 1993-2002.
Throughout his career, he has held several positions, including Chief of Staff, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 1991-1992.
He has held several local, regional and national leadership positions, including President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma in 2000. He is currently a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.
Since the inception of his career in 1979, he has published articles on renal transplantation, trauma and bariatric surgery. Dr. Cunningham continues to be active in all aspects of Clinical and Academic General Surgery. He has a current focus in the areas of Trauma and Bariatric Surgery. He is also interested in the application of computer technologies for the benefit of patient care. This has included work with automated collision notification, as well as clinical information database development. Dr. Cunningham has a specific interest in the mentoring and career development of minority students in surgery.
Online Giving Thank you for expressing interest in supporting the East Carolina University Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, Inc. and communities in eastern North Carolina. With every donation, the possibility of helping someone becomes a reality. How to Make an Online Gift
To make an online gift by using your MasterCard or Visa credit card, please click the link below. The link will take you to the ECU Annual Fund. Enter the amount you wish to donate and then choose "Division of Health Sciences" under the heading "area you wish your gift to support."
There are currently eight options to choose from:
College of Nursing Annual Fund
Brody School of Medicine Annual Fund
College of Allied Health Sciences Annual Fund
Health Sciences Library General Fund
East Carolina Heart Institute
School of Dental Medicine
Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
Programs & Services Programs
Generalist Physician Program
Camp Needles in the Pines
Developmental Evaluation Center
Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
BSOM Support Services Administration and Finance
Administration and Finance Office (Division of Health Sciences)
Health Sciences News - Contact (252) 744-2481
Art & Graphics Services for the Division of Health Sciences
Photographs - Visit the Image Gallery web site to view & download images.
Web page Development
Multimedia & Technology Services
University Multimedia Center
Photography & Videography
Multimedia & Technology Services
Printing & Copying Services
University Printing & Graphics
Information Technology & Computing Services
Clinical Programs & Services
Family Medicine & Routine Care
Heart Disease Services
Digestive Disease Services
Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Services (Respiratory)
Regional Pathology Services
ECU Physicians Administration
Prospective Health Office - Employee Health, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, Biological Safety, and Biomedical Waste Management
Research Support Services
Research and Graduate Studies (BSOM)
Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSRD)
Clinical Trials Office
Student Support Services
Student Affairs Office
Office of Medical Education & Student Development
Donations & Charitable Giving
The Medical Foundation of ECU, Inc/ Health Sciences Development
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Degree Programs :
MD / PhD Program
MD / MBA Program
MD Community Medicine
MD Emergency Medicine
MD General Medicine
MD Skin & V.D
MD TB & Chest Diseases
MS General Surgery
Ph.D Anatomy and Cell Biology
Ph.D Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ph.D Interdisciplinary Program in Biological Sciences
Ph.D Microbiology and Immunology
Ph.D Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ph.D Pharmacology and Toxicology
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Address: 600 Moye Blvd Greenville, NC 27834 USA
252 744 1020
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