ECU medical student and Brody Scholar Scott Gremillion was published in “Family Physician, Quarterly News in North Carolina Family Medicine.”
The article, “Bearing Witness: A Family Medicine Scholar Travels to Tsunami-Ravaged Japan on a Journey of Help, Hope and Caring,” details Gremillion’s experiences in Japan following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
In a 2012 visit, Gremillion noted an ongoing struggle to recover from the effects of the disaster. “The physical, emotional and psychological scars…were taking longer to clear than the debris on the city streets,” he said in the article.
Download a copy of the complete article from NCFP Magazine.
The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, edited by an East Carolina University faculty member, has come to the iPad.
The November/December issue, focused on public health services and systems research, will be the first available on the tablet computer via a new app.
Journal leaders hope the new iPad version will help widen the audience for the publication. “In today’s increasingly digital atmosphere, we feel that offering the journal on the iPad provides an important option for the access of critical public health information, such as that in this focus issue,” said Dr. Lloyd Novick, editor in chief and chair of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
The app launched Oct. 15 and will be demonstrated at the American Public Health Association’s 140th annual conference Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco. In addition to the written content of the traditional journal, the tablet version will include videos, the ability to share articles via email and links to the journal website where subscribers may get more information.
The app will be available through the Apple iPad Store. It will be free initially, then available only to journal subscribers or by single-issue purchase.
Subsequent issues of the journal will be available on the iPad app on the same bimonthly schedule as the online and print editions. Future special issues will also be posted for download as soon as they are published.
The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
Dr. Don Berwick, an internationally known health care expert and former administrator of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, will talk about the Affordable Care Act Oct. 10 at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Berwick’s lecture, “The Affordable Care Act: Aiming to Build a Better Health System,” will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Brody Medical Sciences Building at 600 Moye Blvd. in Greenville. The lecture is open to students, faculty staff and the public.
Ron Pollack, executive director and vice president of Families USA, will also give brief remarks.
Berwick is a founder of the Institute for Health Care Improvement, which aims to reduce errors, waste, delay and unsustainable social and economic costs in health care. He also created the “IHI Open School,” an online learning tool and health professions student organization that serves more than 100,000 students and faculty members across the globe.
Berwick’s lecture is sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine, Families USA and the North Carolina Justice Center.
For faculty, staff and students who cannot attend the lecture in the Brody Building, it will be simulcast at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU.
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the award-winning film “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” will be shown in the Brody Auditorium. The film is free and open to the public. An informal discussion will follow.
For more information, contact Karen James at email@example.com or by calling 252-744-3420.
Two East Carolina University faculty members have received a 2012-13 Archie K. Davis Fellowship from the North Caroliniana Society.
Susan Holland, North Carolina Collection Librarian at Joyner Library, and Daniel S. Goldberg, professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies, were among 18 recipients of the fellowships, presented to promote research in the state’s history and culture.
The North Caroliniana Society provides modest stipends to recipients for travel and expenses while fellows conduct research in North Carolina.
Additional recipients were from Appalachian State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Tufts University, the University of Houston, the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, the University of Pennsylvania, James Madison University, Keele University (United Kingdom)and the Cape Fear Museum of History.
For additional information, visit www.ncsociety.org.