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Program Schedule for 2013 - 2014

The Brody Scholar program is made possible through a generous donation from the Brody Family and the Brody Foundation. The program is jointly administered by Dr. Glen Gilbert, Interim Executive Director of the Brody Foundation and Interim President of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation,, Dr. James Peden, Associate Dean for Admissions,, and Renée Safford-White the Brody Scholar Liaison as your contact person for all items related to the Brody Foundation and activities,
Other members of the faculty advisory group: Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and book discussion leaders Dr. Harry Adams and Dr. Todd Savitt. The Brody Scholars Program is North Carolina's most distinguished medical scholarship.


August 14, 2013        5:00 pm Mandatory Scholars Kick-off Meeting

Conference Room of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, 525 Moye Boulevard, 252/744-2238, please RSVP to Renee Safford-White at 252/744-3070 or by August 12th Refreshments provided

  • All 12 scholars to meet with faculty advisory committee
  • Review program schedule and re-sign Brody Scholarship Agreement.
  • Discuss idea of class agents* and select agent for the year. (Agent position to rotate within class. Agent position defined at end of this document.)
  • M4 students to select representative to Brody Alumni Society Board.
  • Begin to discuss annual project.
  • Hand out books for book discussion in November. The book has been selected by Book Club faculty leaders, Dr. Todd Savitt and Dr. Harry Adams.

The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine, by Dr. Paul F. Griner. The book will be provided to you free of charge. See information about the book on the bottom of page


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October 17, 2013        5 pm Brody 2W40B

  • Meet and Greet Reception (following the Brody Foundation Board Meeting) Brody 2W50 Please RSVP by Monday, October 8thto Renee Safford-White at 252-744-3070 or Summer Enrichment 2013 presentations by Andrew Norris, Elaine Shao, and Porshia Underwood

October 25, 2013

  • Pot luck dinner at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Jim Peden (307 Kenilworth Rd., Greenville).Casual social occasion and a forum to continue planning and formalize annual project Stroke Risk Screening


November 8, 2013

  • "Inside BSOM" Alumni Luncheon and Tour with the Dean
  • BSOM Alumni Dinner: Class of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008

November 9, 2013

  • BSOM Alumni Society Annual Breakfast Meeting – Winslow Tavern
  • BSOM Tailgate (3 hours before Kick Off)
  • Tulsa vs ECU Football Game (Time TBD)

November 26, 2013

  • Brody Scholar Book Discussion        4:00 pm Brody AD43    Light Refreshment available


February (Date to be determined)

  • Annual Personal Development Program. Speaker To be determined

February 3, 2014

  • Information about Summer Enrichment Program opportunities emailed to M1 Brody Scholars. Applications due to Dr. Peden by March 3, 2014


March 03, 2014

  • Applications due from M1 scholars for Summer Enrichment Program. Preliminary decisions will be made by March 30

March (Date to be determined)

  • Annual Project Stroke Risk Screening: Edgecombe County Human Services Building, 122 East Saint James Street, Tarboro, NC

March 28, 2014 (Tentative Date)

  • Annual Brody Scholarship Interviews: BSOM
  • Interview: 8:30 – 11:45 am(Brody 2nd floor of old Library)
  • Luncheon: 12:00 – 1:30 pm(Brody 2W40B)


April 10, 2014 (Tentative Date)

  • Annual Banquet: Brody 2W50
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Invitation will be sent closer to event)

April (Date to be determined)

  • Annual Brody Scholar Phon-a-thon (to be determined according to Scholars Schedule)


May 08, 2014

  • BSOM Award Ceremony: Brody Auditorium (M4 ONLY)        3:00 – 5:00 pm

*Class agent definition

The role of the class agent is to be the point person for each class of Brody Scholars.This person will be in direct communication with Renée Safford-White and the faculty advisory committee and will communicate information to his or her respective classmates. Role will also include help with fundraising with Scholars both current and alumni of the program.

*Dr. Paul F. Griner: The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine

From Barnes and Nobles Book Description

These reflections from the career of a prominent physician help students and the public better understand patient care through insights gained from his stories. Medical knowledge and technology are advancing faster than we can learn to apply them wisely. The pace of change threatens the humanistic aspects of patient care. The arts of listening, observing and examining, and the values of professionalism, ethics, and humor are threatened; both patient and physician are dissatisfied. It is time to restore balance in the care of patients by reinforcing the importance of these skills—and this groundbreaking book does just that. By sharing remarkable patient stories accumulated over almost six decades, Dr. Paul Griner shows how the somewhat elusive concepts intrinsic to "the art" of medicine can be better understood and applied in the day to day care of patients. Provocative questions at the end of each story challenge the reader to avoid a premature response, reflect more deeply on the question and learn how much of medicine is not black and white. Included are such compelling questions as: How do you respond to a parent who insists that her twenty-two year old daughter not be told she has leukemia?, What do you say to the mother of a nineteen year –old son who begs to let him die so that he can be relieved of the agonizing complications of his aplastic anemia?, How do you advise the pregnant wife of a medical resident who wishes to defer treatment for Hodgkin's Disease, for months, until after the baby is born?, How do you account for a patient whose leukemia disappears without treatment?, How do you respond to the death of a patient from an intern's careless act? These and almost fifty other stories provide a rich learning experience for both patients and health care professionals alike. A clarion call to balance humanism and technology for the benefits of a system that is breaking apart, Dr. Griner's collection of stories is a revelation. Exploring the variety of patient problems to delineate points of learning and personal growth, The Power of Patient Stories, Learning Moments in Medicine is a must read for patients and health professions students.

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