Called "A Legacy of Commitment," the display in the lobby of the Brody Medical Sciences Building lists the students who have received scholarships through the Brody Medical Scholarship Program, which provide a full scholarship to medical school along with other benefits to top students, and honors the Brody family, which funded the program.
This year's graduating Brody scholars, Emilie Elks-Pendley, Bradley Evans and Kathryn Laurie Green, assisted Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine and president of the Brody Foundation, in unveiling the display Friday, April 3, to applause from a crowd of university officials, faculty members, current and past Brody scholars and members of the Brody family. The unveiling coincides with the 26th year of the Brody Scholars program. The Brody Scholarship includes opportunities to plan and host a health care symposium, study abroad and more. Since the program began in 1983, 109 students have received scholarships. Most scholars stay and practice in North Carolina, many in the east, a goal of the program.
The Brody Scholars program honors J. S. "Sammy" Brody. He and his brother, Leo, were among the earliest supporters of medical education in eastern North Carolina. The legacy continues through the efforts of Hyman Brody of Greenville and David Brody of Kinston. Subsequent gifts from the Brody family have enabled the medical school to educate new physicians, conduct important research and improve health care in eastern North Carolina.