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As students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University learn to earn their patients’ trust and look for ways to better serve the underserved, many are honing their Spanish skills to meet the needs of the state’s rising Hispanic population.

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Delisa Davis, right, and other students watch a demonstration on locating the carotid artery and checking the pulse during the Rise Up conference.

Exploring Medical Careers

Rise Up: Pathways to Diversity in Medicine provided resources and encouragement for youth from diverse backgrounds to pursue their potential in medicine.

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Dr. Rachel Roper, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, is working to help scientists across the country better understand the extent of gender bias and its implications. (Photos by Rhett Butler)

Brody scientist’s data-driven approach to explaining gender bias gets national attention

Often discussed, but less frequently understood, gender bias is being assessed in a new way thanks to a microbiologist from ECU’s Brody School of Medicine.

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Participants of the Brody School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association Pre-medical conference participate in a simulation lab session on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Janiya Winchester)

ECU student organization hosts pre-med conference for underrepresented, minority students

Underrepresented and minority high school, college and recently graduated college students had an opportunity to learn about medical school and the admissions process during a pre-medical conference hosted by the Brody School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association Chapter.

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Drs. Yury Parra and Kari-Claudia Allen participates in a discussion during a Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation-funded workshop for underrepresented minority faculty in medicine. Photo by Rhett Butler

Mentoring Minority Faculty

Seven underrepresented minority in medicine (URMM) junior faculty members from family medicine departments across the nation spent several days this week at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine for mentorship in scholarship and manuscript writing.

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ECU'S LGBTQ Center celebrates National Coming Out Day

ECU’S LGBTQ Center celebrates National Coming Out Day

GREENVILLE (WITN) Free hugs were part of the National Coming Out Day celebration at one university here in the east on Friday. ECU’s LGBTQ Center, along with students, showed their support during the event on campus.

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