ECU Tomorrow: A Vision for Leadership and Service

Dr. Steve Ballard Chancellor

ECU will save lives, cure diseases, and positively transform the quality of health care for the region and state.

ECU will expand its medical programs and services.

  • We will expand the Brody School of Medicine class size at least 10 percent and perhaps as high as 50 percent in order to address the health needs of North Carolina.
  • We will add up to five new medical specialties to the faculty and service mix, and we will extend clinical services to every county in the eastern region through partnerships with local providers.

ECU will significantly expand and improve our health-care facilities.

  • We will complete the East Carolina Heart Institute.
  • We will build a School of Dentistry building and ten regional dental practices.
  • We will build a new Family Medicine Center.

ECU will expand our research in health sciences with a particular emphasis on the health concerns of the region and state.

  • We will expand biomedical and health-related research funding to $75 million annually.
  • We will focus research primarily in the areas of clinical and translational research in rural health care, racial/ethnic health disparities, diabetes and obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, sensorimotor defects, quality care, and patient safety.

ECU will extend the reach of the Brody School of Medicine.

  • We will establish Brody School of Medicine East, a primary-care satellite campus in one of the rural areas of eastern North Carolina. This will enable the school to continue its commitment to primary care and service to rural and underserved populations while growing the subspecialty depth necessary for financial viability and physician-training needs on the Greenville campus.