Brody School of Medicine

ECU Brody School of Medicine Bulletin


Brody Medical Sciences Building

This seven-story building houses the Brody School of Medicine. With 489,000-square-feet, it has classrooms, lecture halls, clinical training areas, faculty offices, student meeting rooms, labs and research. It connects via a large corridor to our academic teaching hospital, Vidant Medical Center, our Cancer Center, Women's Center, Rehabilitation Center and other locations in the medical complex. In addition to housing basic and clinical science departments, the Brody Building has a 525-seat auditorium and administrative offices for the School of Medicine and the Division of Health Sciences. Classrooms are equipped with advanced computer, video and smart screens to aid learning. Study areas create an academic atmosphere and teaching laboratories are spacious and well-equipped to provide a stimulating environment for group and independent study. The Brody Building opened in mid-1982 and expanded in 1989-90.

Brody Outpatient Center

This clinical location is on the first floor, western side, of the medical sciences building. Patients enter through a separate entrance to be seen by our outpatient specialty physicians practicing here. This practice area once housed all specialty care, but today primarily serves our high-risk pregnancy patients. It has private patient parking. A 8,700-square-foot magnetic resonance imaging center is adjacent. The Brody Outpatient Center underwent a complete renovation in 1998.

Biotechnology Center

This building has our faculty and core support laboratories. These labs are designed and equipped for research in modern molecular biology and genetics. It has core research facilities for flow cytometry (analytical and sorting); amino acid and protein analysis; automated peptide sequencing and synthesis; manual DNA sequencing; polymerase chain reaction; X-ray developing; monoclonal antibody services; access to computerized international molecular biology databases and analysis programs; access to computerized molecular modeling; and a discount molecular biology enzyme and reagent stock service. It was built in 1988 at a cost of $2.2 million. It serves as the centerpiece of the interdepartmental Biotechnology Program.

Pediatric Outpatient Center

This patient practice is found on the ground floor of the Biotechnology Building. It serves our general pediatric patients and some sub-specialty pediatric care. In addition to examination rooms, procedural and consultation areas, it has a complete clinical laboratory. Playrooms and waiting areas provide a comfortable setting with 1,000 square feet of patient care space.

Vidant Cancer Care

Vidant Cancer Care at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower is located on the campus of Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. This six-story, 418,000-square-foot facility is home to both inpatient and outpatient services, allowing patients to receive all of their care in one convenient place.  Teams of dedicated cancer professionals work together to develop customized treatment plans for each patient. Cutting-edge equipment and technologies ensure that patients receive the best care, and advanced teleconferencing capabilities connect doctors across the region, allowing them to securely share medical records, images, and ideas.

Facility features include: 96 inpatient rooms, 60 infusion areas with views of the outdoor healing gardens, three distinct clinics with 58 exam rooms, one multidisciplinary clinic with 12 exam spaces, stereotactic radiosurgery technology, five radiation therapy vaults, and advanced radiology services including a PET/CT scanner, 3D mammography, ultrasound, image guided breast biopsy, and bone density screenings.  Also available are pharmacy and laboratory services, outdoor healing gardens for patients and staff, indoor and outdoor labyrinth walking paths designed to foster meditation, reflection and calm, digital art walls, a resource center with space for complementary therapies, and an image renewal center with wigs, scarves, prosthetics, and garments.

The Edward Nelson Warren Life Sciences Building

This teaching building houses some of the school's most productive research projects in heart disease and cancer. It has operating rooms for experimental procedures, a cardiac catheterization lab, classrooms and seminar rooms. It has administrative offices associated with this research. It also houses the Department of Comparative Medicine. Completed in 1999, it has 60,000 square feet.

East Carolina Heart Institute

The ECHI comprises two buildings. The state-funded ECU building is located near the Warren Building and houses offices and research labs for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and scientists. This four-story, 206,000-square-foot, $60 million building also houses outpatient treatment facilities and educational facilities for students, physicians, and scientists. The six-story, $150 million, 375,000-square-foot cardiovascular bed tower of Vidant Medical Center on Moye Boulevard houses six operating rooms, 11 interventional labs, and 120 patient beds. Vidant Health, parent company of Vidant Medical Center, funded its construction.

Medical School Teaching Annex

This large area at Vidant Medical Center has faculty offices and teaching areas for some of our clinical services and departments. This annex spans the entire front of the medical center and offers convenient connections to the hospital. It includes on-call and treatment rooms, seminar and classrooms areas.

Family Medicine Center

In 2011, the Department of Family Medicine opened the doors of its state of the art Family Medicine Center. As eastern North Carolina's foremost patient-centered medical home and medical training facility, the Center provides the best in health care to 29 counties in the region. The Center serves as a Mecca for talented medical students, family medicine residents and fellows, allied health students, and others by providing a facility, resources, and services that enhance training opportunities. All Family Medicine divisions and services are housed in the 112,000-square-foot facility which boasts of 60 exam rooms, an urgent care area, four minor surgery/procedure rooms, counseling rooms, physical therapy, radiology, a laboratory, and a pharmacy. Services offered include urgent care, primary care, prenatal care, minor surgery, sports medicine, geriatrics, family and individual counseling, patient education, and nutrition. Hospital and nursing home care are also provided to Family Medicine patients. Residents, medical students, and other learners thrive in the rich clinical and educational environment of the Family Medicine Center. By design, the building facilitates their interaction and communication with Family Medicine faculty in both the clinical and classroom environments. There are two large precepting rooms in the clinical areas, classrooms, an auditorium, and six conference/meeting rooms. Residents' administrative offices are located near the faculty physician offices. Each faculty and resident work desk is equipped with a computer.

Through a generous gift from Frances J. and Robert T. Monk, the department was able to construct the Geriatric Center in their names. This Center allows family medicine physicians, geriatric fellows, residents, and medical students to address the health care needs of the older population. The special needs and problems of the older patient provide unique teaching opportunities for future primary care physicians. Close proximity to the lab, radiology, and the pharmacy enhance the services provided.

Health Sciences Building

The four story Health Sciences Building opened in 2006 and houses the School of Allied Health Sciences, Laupus Library, and the School of Nursing. Among the many features in the 303,000-square-foot building are concepts-integration and patient simulation labs, which give nursing students the opportunity to perfect their technique and clinical skills in a controlled environment before working with actual patients; classrooms with technology stations; distance education; ECU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic; and research labs. The library has a computer lab, study carrels and casual reading spaces as well as a 7,000-title history collection.

The site is providing interdisciplinary health sciences education where doctors, nurses and other health care providers learn to work effectively in teams. Architects designed the building to encourage shared use of large classrooms, common space and courtyards. The schools and library have separate ground entrances and joint upper floor hallways.

The Health Sciences Building was made possible by a $3.1 billion statewide higher education facilities bond referendum passed in November 2000. At the time, it was the largest voter-approved bond program for higher education in the United States.

Ledyard E. Ross Hall (School of Dental Medicine)

This building houses the newest addition to our academic health campus, the School of Dental Medicine at ECU. It opened in 2012 with 188,000 square feet of educational, clinical and research space including a simulation lab, 133 fully-equipped operatories, a faculty practice for general and specialty dentistry and a special needs suite. Ross Hall also serves as the hub for the dental school's 8 Community Service Learning Centers located in some of the most underserved communities in North Carolina.

Health Sciences Campus Student Center

The state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot Health Sciences Student Center is the first standalone student center on a medical campus in North Carolina as well as one of the few in the United States. This multi-purpose facility houses various student services, activities, and a full-service 25,000 square foot recreation and wellness center. The center serves the students, faculty, staff, and guests of the Health Sciences Campus, bridging community, service, and leadership across programs and campuses.

The Health Sciences Campus Student Center supports the growth and development of the health sciences campus community and includes the following units and services: Campus Recreation and Wellness, Student Health Services, Career Services, Student Development & Counseling, Campus Reservations, Students Activities and Organizations, the LGBT Resource Office, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, Central Ticket Office, Veterans Services, ECU Police, eating facilities, and Starbucks.

Vidant Medical Center

Formerly known as Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Vidant Medical Center is one of the leading medical centers in North Carolina. The medical center is the clinical training site for more than 1,300 health sciences students each year, including more than 300 medical residents and 300 medical students. The medical center is the flagship of Vidant Health. Originally a community hospital serving Greenville and Pitt County, Vidant Medical Center has become the principal referral hospital for eastern North Carolinians. It maintains its community hospital mission, but because of the availability of a diversity of medical specialties and services, the hospital now serves an estimated 1.4 million people in 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. With 909 beds, Vidant is a tertiary care hospital with critical care units for medical, surgical, neurosurgical, pediatric, trauma, cardiac and cardiac surgery patients. Other facilities include a free-standing surgery center, a birthing center, a sleep disorders center, a hemodialysis unit, a 75-bed rehabilitation center, a behavioral health unit, a pain management center, a toxicology service, a 52,000-square-foot wellness center and the 109-bed Maynard Children's Hospital, which includes a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The emergency department serves 25 outlying hospitals as a Level I regional trauma center. Vidant employs more than 7,800 people. Each year, the more than 700 physicians on its medical staff provide care to more than 46,000 inpatients and 269,000 outpatients and deliver more than 3,800 babies. Vidant is in the center of a designated medical district that includes private physician offices, the Walter B. Jones Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, several extended care facilities, the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina and the American Cancer Society's McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge for cancer patients.