ECU surgeon to lead national organization

Dr. Danielle Walsh, a pediatric surgeon at East Carolina University, has been elected president of the Association of Women Surgeons.

Danielle Wash

Danielle Wash

An associate professor at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, Walsh will serve one year as president. She previously served as president-elect and has been involved with the AWS leadership for several years.

Walsh joined ECU in 2011. She has a medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She completed an internship and general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She also completed a fellowship in fetal surgery and research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

She is listed as one of the best doctors in the country by Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based group.

Walsh is board-certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery.

With more than 1,400 women surgeons as members, AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to increasing the interaction and exchange of information among women surgeons in the United States and other countries.

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Wells Fargo donates to Camp Hope

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Wells Fargo Dealer Services has donated a total of $8,400 to Camp Hope, a summer camp for children with cancer, sickle cell and blood disease, operated by the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

The team gave $2,000 in May and another $6,400 in September. The donations will help provide camp scholarships for children with sickle cell disease. Camp Hope is held each summer on the Neuse River near Arapahoe.

Pictured from left to right are Paulette White-Johnson, Rosemary Pugh and Kimberly White of Wells Fargo, Camp Hope director Jacque Sauls, and Teshena Pitt and Ashley Tucker of Wells Fargo.

 

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Research shown at annual medical meeting

Twenty-one East Carolina University medical students, residents and fellows presented research at the 159th annual meeting of the North Carolina Medical Society.

The meeting, held Oct. 25-26 in Raleigh, was the first in which students and physicians-in-training were invited to present research posters. Approximately 50 from ECU, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, Duke University and Carolinas Medical Center did so.

ECU student Olga Pylaeva received an honorable mention award for her poster.
The research posters were an extension of the ECU summer research program for medical students, led by Dr. Kori Brewer, a scientist and associate professor of emergency medicine.

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Baxley elected to national medical board

Dr. Elizabeth G. Baxley has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Baxley

Baxley is a professor of family medicine and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She will serve the ABFM on the Credentials Committee and the MC-FP (Maintenance of Certification-Family Practice) Committee.

The ABFM is responsible for the board certification of family physicians in the United States.

During her career, Baxley has focused on health care delivery system redesign and teaching about patient safety and quality improvement.

She will serve a five-year term.

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Golden Living Center donates to Brody School of Medicine

From left are Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU; Dr. Tae Joon Lee of ECU, medical director at Golden Living Center; Hal Garland, executive director of Golden Living Center; ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard; and Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, chair of the ECU Department of Family Medicine. Golden Living Center gave $122,527 to ECU to support teaching programs at the center. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

From left are Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU; Dr. Tae Joon Lee of ECU, medical director at Golden Living Center; Hal Garland, executive director of Golden Living Center; ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard; and Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, chair of the ECU Department of Family Medicine. Golden Living Center gave $122,527 to ECU to support teaching programs at the center. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Golden Living Center has donated $122,527 to the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University to support the department’s teaching nursing home project.

The department provides primary medical care for the residents of the local Golden Living facility on MacGregor Downs Road. Golden Living Center’s 72,000-square-foot facility houses 152 residents.

Hal Garland, executive director of the local Golden Living Center, presented the check to ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard; Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine; Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, chair of the ECU Department of Family Medicine; and Dr. Tae Joon Lee, medical director at Golden Living Center and clinical associate professor of family medicine at ECU.

The money will be used to support the instruction of resident physicians and geriatric fellows, faculty salaries and teaching materials. Medical, pharmacy and physician assistant students also go to Golden Living Center for clinical learning.

This year is the 32nd the center has supported the teaching project with a cumulative support of more than $2.5 million.

 

 

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