Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change in Healthcare

4th Annual Brody Medical Education Day

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Brody Auditorium & Brody Corridor

With special guest, Dr. David Sloane, MD, EdM
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending in Allergy and Immunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Consultant in Allergy and Immunology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Clinical Director, Allergy and Immunology, West Roxbury VA Medical Center

Medical Education Day celebrates scholarship and innovation in the continuum of medical education, and offer an excellent opportunity to join a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners to promote exciting changes in medical education.


This free event is open to the public all are encouraged to attend. To register, click here.


11:30 Registration and Poster Viewing
12:00 Welcome and Keynote Address
1:00 Break
1:15 Podium Session One
2:30 Poster Session
3:30 Podium Session Two
4:30 Closing Remarks, Awards, and Evaluation

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Continuing Medical Education Credit


The Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Statement: In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME presentations, teaching faculty, planners and reviewers are required to disclose any financial or other relationship they have with commercial entities-pharmaceutical, equipment or other for-profit corporations-that could be construed by learners as posing a possible conflict of interest. The planners, reviewers and faculty do not have financial or other relationships with ANY commercial interest and none are aware of personal conflicts of interest related to this program.

For more information contact Jenna Garris, at or 744-0439

Health Systems Science Textbook
Group Photo with textbook

Brody faculty celebrate the release of a new textbook to teach the "third pillar" of medical education. The textbook is the first of its kind to define health systems science and provide a framework for its implementation nationwide. Five Brody School of Medicine Faculty and one ECU College of Nursing Faculty member authored four chapters of the textbook with Dr. Luan Lawson serving as both an author and editor. Pictured below from left to right are Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Danielle Walsh, Pediatric Surgery; Dr. Richard Hawkins, American Medical Association vice president for medical education outcomes and editor, Dr. Luan Lawson, Assistant Dean of Curriculum, Assessment and Clinical Academic Affairs; Dr. Donna Lake, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Dr. Niti Armistead, Teachers of Quality Academy 2.0 Program Director, (not pictured, Dr. Jason Higginson, Chair, Department of Pediatrics).

Health Systems Science, published by Elsevier, can purchased from the AMA Store and Elsevier, as well as from Amazon and other online booksellers.

3 TQA 2.0 participants build paper airplanes
Aiming High: Clinicians, educators learn about boosting quality in health

Twenty-five health sciences professionals and administrators from East Carolina University and Vidant Health gathered for a daylong session recently at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium's Club Level to learn about improving quality in health care delivery. And to build paper airplanes.



Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change in Healthcare (REACH) is an American Medical Association (AMA) grant-funded initiative to transform the Brody Medical School curriculum so that it better prepares future physicians in patient safety, quality improvement and population health in an environment of team-based, patient-centered care. The grant addresses the substantial gap that now exists between what physicians have been taught in the past and what they will need to know now and in the future to provide safer, higher quality patient care.


REACH Happenings: Patient safety seminar

Join us for a discussion on reliability science as it relates to healthcare with guest Steve Kreiser, CDSR, USN Ret., MBA, MS.

Steve Kreiser is a senior consultant with Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI). HPI is a consulting firm that specializes in improving human performance in complex systems using evidence-based methods derived from high-risk industries. Steve is a former FA-18 pilot with over 21 years of leadership and management experience in the U.S. Navy.


Brody School of Medicine's $1 Million Grant

East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine is one of 11 schools in the nation selected for a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association to change the way it educates students while keeping its focus on rural and under-served populations.