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ECU Field Journal: Africa


At East Carolina University, we take great pride in our deep connection to the eastern region of North Carolina. But we are not solely a regional university.

Currently, our story is being told all over the world by faculty and students from every discipline. Our researchers make new discoveries and refine our collective understanding of the planet. Our students study abroad and return with new perspectives.

We’ve created ECU Field Journal to share some of the ways East Carolina is making a difference in the world. This edition features two stories from Africa, where two ECU ambassadors are working to improve public health.

Meet Dr. Sylvester Odeke, a clinical endocrinologist at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and native of Kadami, Uganda. Dr. Odeke is making good on a promise he made to himself years ago to help the people of his village obtain the health care they desperately need.

Then follow fourth-year Brody School of Medicine student Marie Rowe in Lambaréné, Gabon, as she blogs from Hopital d’Albert Schweitzer where she is serving for three months as a 2008 Albert Schweitzer Fellow.