ECU names dean for the Brody School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Stacy

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University has named a new dean for the Brody School of Medicine and senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs for the Division of Health Sciences.

The appointment of Dr. Mark Stacy to the roles was approved by the ECU board of trustees during a special called meeting June 27.

Stacy will also hold a tenured professorship in Brody’s Department of Internal Medicine when he joins ECU on Sept. 1 and will make $600,000 a year.

Since 2011, Stacy has served as vice dean for clinical research at Duke University School of Medicine, where he created and directs the Duke Office of Clinical Research, which provides oversight for more than 6,800 clinical research projects. He also leads the Duke Human Research Protection Program, Duke’s Institutional Review Board, the institution’s Conflict of Interest Committee and Regulatory Affairs Office.

ECU Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Phyllis Horns and ECU Chancellor Cecil Station both said he is a perfect fit for the role.

“With the appointment of Dr. Mark Stacy as Brody’s sixth dean, ECU has added a widely recognized talent who is committed to continued national leadership,” Staton said.

Before his service at Duke, Stacy was director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix. He earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri, then completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, a residency in neurology at Hahnemann (now Drexel) University in Philadelphia and a fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

His clinical and research interests include motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. He has published more than 250 manuscripts and one book, “The Handbook of Dystonia.”

“I’m excited that Dr. Mark Stacy has been named the dean of the Brody School of Medicine,” said Dr. Michael Waldrum, chief executive officer for Vidant Health. “His leadership, knowledge, and passion for research, collaboration and partnership will benefit the patients, families and communities we jointly serve.”

“I am honored to join East Carolina University as the dean of the Brody School of Medicine, and I look forward to being a part of the Greenville community,” said Stacy.

Dr. Nicholas Benson, the school of medicine’s vice dean, has served as interim dean since Dr. Paul Cunningham stepped down from the leadership post in September.

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