ECU Brody School of Medicine and ASSIST Center Partner on Healthcare Access Initiative

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is proud to be a research partner of the ASSIST Center at N.C. State University. Brody’s mission is to improve health care access in eastern North Carolina and beyond. This focus provides resources and expertise that will yield specialized clinical research and infrastructure for new and exciting technologies developed at the ASSIST Center. ASSIST’s Health and Environmental Tracker (HET) systems integrate low-power physiological and environmental sensors into unique wearable devices that provide monitoring opportunities not previously available. These devices also support development of future self-powered systems.

The 29-county focus area in eastern North Carolina includes 1.4 million North Carolinians who represent a varied and diverse model for clinical studies, including a high percentage of people who live in rural and underserved areas of the state.