| | 2014 Health Informatics Career Fair and Symposium
Through a collaborative effort between five universities across North Carolina, the Health Informatics Career Fair and Symposium was an informative success with 239 registrants and 23 exhibitors attending the event at the East Carolina Heart Institute Oct. 24, 2014. Read more...
| | Bareiss Receives Grant for Cord Injury Pain Research
The Neilson Foundation has approved funding for Dr. Sonja Bareiss' grant, "Targeting GSK-3beta Signaling to Prevent Spinal Cord Injury Pain". This research will investigate maladaptive plasticity mechanisms involved in the development and recovery from chronic pain following central nervous system injury. These studies are aimed at developing new treatments for those living with spinal cord injury pain.
| | Atherton Presented John Baggett Award
Dr. Leigh Atherton was presented The John Baggett Award at the National Alliance on Mental Illness – North Carolina (NAMI NC) 2014 Annual Conference held Oct. 17 in Raleigh. The John Baggett Award is given in recognition of the local community efforts of a non-member on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families. Dr. Atherton would like to further recognize the faculty and students within the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies for their support and contributions to community service and fundraising efforts over the past year.
44th Annual Meta Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium a Sold-Out Success
The 44th Annual Meta M. Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium was not only a great opportunity for those interested in the speech, language, and hearing fields but also a successful, sold-out event. With 247 students, professionals, and faculty registered to attend the symposium, held Oct. 17 in the East Carolina Heart Institute, a satellite location had to be added in the Health Sciences Building. Read more and view photos from the event here.
Save the Date
The 11th Annual Jean Mills Health Symposium will be held February 6, 2015 at East Carolina Heart Institute featuring keynote speaker L. Allen Dobson Jr., MD, president and CEO of Community Care of North Carolina. This year's keynote and concurrent sessions will center around the topic,"New Models for Empowering Personal and Community Health". Register to attend by clicking here and learn more about the event here.
| | CAHS Announces Interim Dean
Greg Hassler, PhD, JD, has been appointed the College of Allied Health Sciences Interim Dean. Dr. Hassler is a former philosophy professor and chief legal counsel for the Health Sciences Division. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Brody School of Medicine Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies, and is serving as the interim director of the Laupus Health Sciences Library and chair of the CAHS Dean's Search Committee as well. Dr. Hassler will assume the role of interim dean starting Nov. 1 following Dr. Thomas' retirement on Oct. 31.
Fall 2014 Alliance Released
The latest edition of the College of Allied Health Sciences' quarterly newsletter, Alliance has been released. Along with several stories about recent College events, staff and student accomplishments, and updates, this issue also contains the final "Dean's Message" from Dr. Stephen Thomas before his retirement. Click here to read the newsletter.
| | Dr. Johnson Completes Intermediate Certification
Dr. Sarah Johnson recently completed her intermediate certification in manual therapy from Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). In order to complete this certification Dr. Johnson had to take six courses in manual therapy and pass written and laboratory examination. The Maitland-Australian Certification is the most widely recognized manual therapy certification in physical therapy.
Dr. Stephen Thomas Honored at Retirement Reception
Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute Oct. 13 to honor Dr. Stephen Thomas who will retire as the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences Oct. 31 after 34 years with the College. Read more and view photos from the reception here.