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Golden Living Centers donates $107,000 to Brody School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, front left, chairwoman of the ECU Department of Family Medicine, accepts a check for $107,247 from Hal Garland, front right, executive director of Golden Living Center, to fund geriatric teaching programs. Behind them are, from left
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Sept. 20, 2007)   —   Golden Living Centers has donated $107,247 to the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University to support the department's nursing home teaching project.

The department provides primary medical care for the residents of the local Golden Living facility at 527 Moye Blvd.

Hal Garland, executive director of the local Golden Living Center, presented the check Wednesday to Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine. Also present were Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, director of the medical school's geriatric division; Dr. Tae Joon Lee, medical director at Golden Living Center; Dr. Seema Modi, a geriatrician and assistant professor of family medicine; and Maria Knupp, a family nurse practitioner in the ECU geriatric division.

The money will be used to support the instruction of family medicine residents and fellows in geriatrics and to help pay for salaries and teaching materials for the program.

This year is the 26th the center has supported the teaching project.


Contact: Doug Boyd | 252-744-2481