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Medical student banquet to be Jan. 23

By Doug Boyd

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will hold its 26th annual Andrew A. Best M.D. Senior Recognition Banquet Jan. 23 at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU for graduating minority medical students.

The event speaker will be Dr. H. Collins, assistant professor of surgery and director of pancreatic and kidney transplantation at Duke University Medical Center.  

Best was Greenville’s first black physician. He died in 2005. The event is organized by the Student National Medical Association chapter at ECU.

For tickets and more information about the banquet, please contact Academic Support and Enrichment Services at 744-2500 or e-mail  

This story appeared originally in the Nov. 24, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at