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Four named master educators at Brody for 2009
Clockwise from top left, Drs. Irene Hamrick, Ronald Johnson, Walter Robey and John Olsson.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2009) — Drs. Irene Hamrick, Ronald Johnson, John Olsson and Walter Robey have been named master educators for 2009 at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Hamrick is an associate professor of family medicine and an ECU medical graduate. She leads the geriatric division and directs the geriatric fellowship at Brody. She joined the medical faculty in 1997. Hamrick was recognized for educational leadership, administration and outstanding teaching or mentoring.
Johnson is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. He has a doctorate from Northwestern University and completed a fellowship at the University of California. At Brody, he is studying how to fight bacterial infections by disabling bacterial RNA, funded by a $175,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. He has been on the ECU faculty since 1991. Johnson was recognized for outstanding teaching or mentoring.
A professor of pediatrics, Olsson has a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed residency and fellowship training at Emory University. Olsson is associate director of the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. He has been on the ECU faculty since 1998. Olsson was recognized for outstanding teaching or mentoring.
Robey is an associate professor of emergency medicine. He has a medical degree from the Universite de Bordeaux and completed residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Robey joined the faculty in 1994 and is director of Medical Simulation & Patient Safety Lab. Robey was recognized for leadership and administration, teaching contribution or mentorship, innovation and curriculum development.
Faculty members and students may nominate faculty members to receive the award, and a committee of faculty members and students decides on the recipients.
Since the program began in 2002, 34 Brody faculty members have been recognized. A list of winners is available online at
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