Dr. Mark Stacy, dean of ECU's Brody School of Medicine and senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs for the Division of Health Sciences, will assume the role on August 1. He will fill the position being vacated by Dr. Phyllis Horns, who will be stepping down after nearly a decade in the position.
"I'm please and grateful that Dr. Stacy is willing to step up and take the helm of the health sciences division during what promises to be a period of significant growth for that segment of our great national university," said Staton.
In this interim role, Stacy will oversee a division that comprises the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute and Laupus Health Sciences Library.
He will continue to serve as dean of the medial school and senior associate vice chancellor for medical affairs.
Stacy joined ECU as Brody's sixth dean on Sept. 1, 2017, after a long and rigorous national search. Before coming to ECU, he served as vice dean for clinical research at Duke University School of Medicine, where he created and directed the Duke Office of Clinical Research. He was also a professor of neurology and chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Duke, focusing his clinical research efforts on motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
"I'm humbled and honored by this appointment," said Stacy. "I originally was drawn to ECU because of my affinity for the mission this great university, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the health sciences campus to enroll and educate from our richly diverse backgrounds and perspectives."
- ECU News Services