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Doctors to discuss women’s health during art exhibit

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (July 12, 2011)   —   Physicians will discuss a range of women’s health issues from mammography to bone health Tuesday, July 26, at Laupus Library on East Carolina University’s west campus.

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held 4:30-6 p.m. on the library’s fourth floor in conjunction with the exhibit, “Wearing Our Insides Out: Women’s Health and Art,” a two-woman show of digitally printed, medically related textile work on display at the library.

The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 11.

Artists Catherine Billingsley and Maria Modlin will moderate the panelists: Dr. Lara Surles, primary care physician from Medical Park Family Physicians; Dr. Rachel Raab, oncologist from ECU’s Brody School of Medicine; Dr. Christopher Hasty, orthopedic surgeon from Orthopedics East; and Dr. Jan Wong, director of ECU’s Breast Care Center. 

“This panel discussion will highlight the medical issues that inspired our artists and challenge all women,” said Dr. Dorothy Spencer, director of Laupus Library and associate vice chancellor of communication and information resources at ECU.

Each doctor will speak about 10 minutes, and there will be a 20-minute question-and- answer period.  

Billingsley and Modlin are graduates of ECU’s fine arts program in textiles in the School of Art and Design, where Modlin is a technology support technician.

Billingsley has used images from her own routine medical tests - eye, mammogram, ultrasound, and bone density tests, and dental, chest, hand, hip and knee X-rays – to transform them into different art forms.

Modlin has concentrated on family-related health concerns and has printed microscopic images of cancer, heart disease and diabetes in repeating patterns on fabric to make clothing.


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