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Medical students inducted into honor society

By Doug Boyd
ECU News Services

This year’s inductees into the ECU chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society are, front row, left to right, Emily Pike, Josh Coltrain and Philip Leisy; second row, Erin Slatter, Colin Smith, Ransom Loftis and Lindsay Robbins; third row, Stephanie Carrier, Lindsey Fix, and Laura Pekman; top row, Emily Dell and Demi Dawkins. Photo by Cliff Hollis
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (July 9, 2013)   —   Twelve East Carolina University medical students have been inducted into the Brody School of Medicine's chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

The society recognizes fourth-year medical students who have excelled in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

The inductees are Stephanie Carrier, Josh Coltrain, Demi Dawkins, Emily Dell, Lindsey Fix, Phil Leisy, Ransom Loftis, Laura Pekman, Emily Pike, Lindsay Robbins, Erin Slatter and Colin Smith. They were chosen by their peers and endorsed by a faculty panel.

An induction ceremony was held April 22 at Ironwood Country Club. Dr. Roytessa Savage, associate professor of pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine, was the keynote speaker.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society sponsors medical school chapter projects and events, research related to the society, physician development programs, lectures and conferences, and society communications. The goal of the society is to maintain a networked community that shares ideas, resources and support in order to sustain and advocate for humanism in medicine.

Faculty advisers for the ECU chapter are Janet Malek and Mary Ellen Wojtasiewicz, faculty members in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies. The ECU chapter began in 2011, and so far 38 students have been inducted.

More information about the society is online at The Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine serves as the chapter sponsor.


Contact: Doug Boyd | 252-744-2482