Monday, March 11, 2013

Exciting times at ECU

It was wonderful to represent the SCRHRC at the ninth annual Jean Elaine Mills Health Symposium at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The symposium honors the memory of Ms. Mills, a 1984 MPA graduate of ECU’s master of public administration / community health program who died of breast cancer in 2000.

ECU offers a sparkling new health sciences campus and Deans across multiple health fields – medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health – who are each committed to 1] enhancing diversity in education and 2] reducing rural health disparities.  Wonderful folks doing wonderful work!

And ECU really did a terrific job of making the keynote speech, by one of our very own, available as video.  Folks who can stand an hour of Jan talking about rural health may also spot two one-time locals, Libby Baxley and Minnjuan Flournoy, in the audience.  

Video (about 1 hour)

Jan Probst receives USC’s MLK Social Justice award

Dr. Jan Probst, Director of the SCRHRC, received the faculty 2012 Martin Luther King Day Social Justice Award on January 18, 2013.  The Social Justice Award is presented annually to a USC faculty member, a student and a staff member, each of whom have exemplified the philosophies of the late civil rights leader through random or ongoing acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation.  Dr. Probst’s continuing work in the field of rural minority health was noted during the award ceremony.  
Dr. Probst joins Dr Saundra Glover of the Center as a recipient of the USC’s MLK award.   Dr. Glover received the Social Justice award in 2010.