Butterfield, Murphy Send Letter to State Assembly Leadership Supporting Funding for New Brody School of Medicine at ECU
WILSON, N.C. – On February 8, 2021, Congressmen G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) wrote a joint letter to North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore and President Pro Tempore Phil Berger expressing support for legislation providing funding for a new Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Butterfield and Murphy issued the following statements:
“As the country continues to battle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for robust investment to help close the healthcare gap has become clearer than ever, especially in rural districts like the ones Congressman Murphy and I represent,” said Butterfield. “I’m glad to join Congressman Murphy in supporting the funding of a new Brody School of Medicine. A new Brody School would help expand its reach across eastern North Carolina, producing more local doctors and providing career opportunities for support staff. Most of all, these investments in a new Brody School will help to provide much needed healthcare services to some of our most vulnerable populations in eastern North Carolina.”
“As a practicing surgeon who has worked with the students and faculty of the Brody School of Medicine, I can attest to the tremendous work they do for the east and the entire state of North Carolina,” said Murphy. “We desperately need more physicians in North Carolina and the new medical school would produce more doctors to help bridge the healthcare gap in our state. The Brody School of Medicine far outpaces all North Carolina medical schools in students staying in state after graduation. I want to thank Congressman Butterfield for joining me in this bipartisan show of support. It is my hope this legislation makes it across the finish line in the State Assembly.”
A digital copy of the letter can be found here.