The ECU Telehealth Speakers Bureau provides a mechanism for its key ECU Telemedicine Center staff and members to speak on a wide variety of topics related to telehealth. Topics include: fundamentals of telehealth; telehealth technology, best practices in telehealth, clinical applications of telehealth, telehealth business models, consumer telehealth, and building successful telehealth programs.
Speakers are provided for free to area clubs, businesses, schools, churches, civic organizations, and associations. Requests for speakers to travel outside of the area will be considered if travel expenses are provided.
Received his baccalaureate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Hospital, and is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Kragel served four years in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During this time, he provided pathology professional services to President and Mrs. Reagan. Dr. Kragel has a proven track record in medical education, and administration and management of complex organizations.
He is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning and Program Development for the ECU Health Sciences Division, in charge of the Center for Health Sciences Communications and the Telemedicine Center. Under his leadership, these Centers have developed health programming for a local cable channel as well as intramural grant programs, initiated educational programs for undergraduate students, medical students, and resident physicians, and established an interdisciplinary task force on health literacy. He serves on the Pitt County Community College Board of Trustees and the Pitt County Health Education Foundation Board. Dr. Kragel is the Councilor for the State of North Carolina for the Southern Medical Association. He was recently elected Secretary of the East Carolina University Chapter of Sigma Xi, a research honor society, and co-directs and lectures in the East Carolina University Leadership Academy.
He has over twelve years experience as a department chair, and served as the Interim Dean of the ECU Brody School of Medicine from January 2001 through October 2003. Dr. Kragel has over fifty scholarly publications. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Kragel is on the Board of Directors of the Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) and serves as Vice-Chair of USAC's Rural Health Care Committee.