Health and Health Care in Pitt County, 1946-2019: Why and How Race Matters

As part of the Ruth and John Moskop History of Medicine Lecture Series, the Medical History Interest Group invites you to attend Health and Health Care in Pitt County- 1946-2019: Why and How Race Matters on Aug. 26. This lecture, presented by Thomas Irons, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, fourth floor Laupus Library.


The Topic:

The presentation will integrate historical events with the experiences, perceptions, observations, and reflections of one Pitt County native about health, health care and race in this part of North Carolina. Emphasis will be placed on the obligation of public institutions such as ECU and Vidant Health to engage with the community to address long-standing social, economic and educational inequities. 


The Speaker:

Dr. Tom Irons is a native of Greenville, the oldest son of the late doctors Fred and Malene Irons. He joined the ECU (now Brody) School of Medicine faculty in 1981 and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics in 1990. He currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences.


More Information:

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The lecture will also feature a pop-up display.

Directions and parking 

If you’d like to travel by bus from Main Campus, take bus 302 from the Main Campus Student Center to the Allied Health Sciences Building. Click here for the 302 bus schedule. 

Lectures may be video recorded.

Learn more about the MHIG lectures and view an archive of previous recordings. 

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Laupus Library, 4th Floor Gallery
500 Health Science Dr, Greenville, NC 27834

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Laupus Library, Pre-Professional Advising

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Public

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Layne Carpenter

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