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Installation of Chancellor Staton, UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark, group of Living-Learning Community students
Photo Information: Left - Installation of Chancellor Cecil Staton March 24, 2017; Middle - 2017 UNC BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient Patricia Clark of the School of Theatre and Dance; Right - group of students in the Living-Learning Community housed in Garrett Residence Hall


Welcome from the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences


Greetings from the more than 2,200 faculty and staff in the Health Sciences Division. Our division is dedicated to improving health in eastern North Carolina. We do this by preparing highly-skilled and compassionate graduates across the spectrum of health professions, and through our commitment to serving the citizens in collaboration with regional providers.

The Health Sciences Campus is just a short drive from Main Campus, in the heart of west Greenville's medical district and near our partners at Vidant Medical Center. The campus consists of the Brody School of Medicine, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, the School of Dental Medicine, Laupus Health Sciences Library, and the East Carolina Heart Institute.

A new addition to our campus provides a meeting ground for faculty, staff and students from across these disciplines. In May 2017, we opened the new Health Sciences Student Center. This 75,000-square-foot facility is the first stand-alone student center on a medical campus in North Carolina and one of the few in the United States.

The Brody School of Medicine enrolls more than 300 medical students, trains more than 400 medical residents and fellows, and awards master's degrees in public health and biomedical sciences and PhDs in six life science fields. It is ranked among the top schools in the country for service to the region and in educating primary care physicians, specifically in family medicine.

The College of Allied Health Sciences educates more allied health professionals at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels than any other university in the state. Allied Health graduates assume careers as physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, audiologists, dieticians, counselors, medical technologists, and health information managers, among others. Most of its graduates choose to stay in North Carolina to practice.

The College of Nursing produces more new nurses than any other nursing program in the state and has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing three times for its ability to provide students with exceptional professional development opportunities. The college prepares nurses as baccalaureate generalists, as specialists for advanced practice at the master's level, and as practitioners and scientists at the doctoral level. It produces more new nurses than any other nursing program in the state and has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.

The East Carolina Heart Institute consists of an outpatient, research and educational building on the west campus and an inpatient bed tower at Vidant Medical Center.

The School of Dental Medicine offers a pre-doctoral program in general dentistry and residency programs in general dentistry and pediatric dentistry. State-of-the-art clinics at ECU and eight Community Service Learning Centers in underserved communities across the state provide hands-on experience for dental students and residents while providing much needed oral health care for chlldren, adults and special needs patients.

Laupus Health Sciences Library serves the division as well as the Eastern Area Health Education Center, Vidant Health and other health care practitioners in the East with books, journals, electronic resources, and more.

Having each of these entities located together on one campus provides a rich atmosphere for collaborative learning, research and partnerships for our faculty, students and staff. We are fortunate to have such a vibrant, growing campus to serve as our base as we meet our goal of improving health across the state.

Again, I know I speak for your colleagues campuswide in extending you a most sincere welcome to East Carolina. You have come to a great university--one that takes pride in its transformative role in eastern North Carolina through its mission of teaching, research and service. We invite you to visit our campus and to stop by www.ecu.edu/dhs to learn more about our programs and services.

Sincerely,

Dr. Phyllis N. Horns
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences