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Monday, January 28, 2013

Dr. Eleanor Elizabeth Harris has joined the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and its group medical practice, ECU Physicians, as professor and chairwoman of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Harris comes to ECU from Tampa, Fla., where she was an associate professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. She has a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed residency training in radiation oncology and a fellowship in cell and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Harris said the opportunity to lead a growing department, oversee an increasing research enterprise and provide care in the region attracted her to ECU.

“There’s so much opportunity here,” she said. “The department is really on a growth trajectory.” She cited figures that put cancer as the No. 1 cause of death in eastern North Carolina and said she looks forward building a regional network of state-of-the-art cancer services as well as increasing cancer screening and prevention efforts.

Harris is board-certified in radiation oncology and is included in Best Doctors’ listing of the nation’s top physicians. Her clinical and research interests are breast and gynecological cancers.

“Dr. Libby Harris’ background and experience speak for themselves,” Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine, said. “But even in the short time that she has been here, we are impressed by how much she has improved the morale within the Department of Radiation Oncology. To a person, the faculty and staff have had nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Harris.”

Harris sees patients at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. Appointments are available by calling 744-2900.

The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center provides outpatient cancer services through a collaboration between Vidant Health and the Brody School of Medicine.

via The Daily Reflector.

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