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Photo Information: The cupola on ECU's campus is a double-sized replica of the domed roof structure that once crowned the top of the original Austin Building, one of the first buildings constructed on campus which was used for classrooms and administrative offices. It was torn down in 1969.
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Welcome from the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences

Greetings from the more than 2,200 faculty and staff in the Health Sciences Division. 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.

The Health Sciences Division is on ECU's west campus and 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.

The Brody School of Medicine enrolls over 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 areas. It is ranked among the top schools in the country in areas such as meeting its service mission 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. Most of its graduates choose to stay in North Carolina to practice.

The College of Nursing prepares graduates as baccalaureate generalists, advanced practice specialists at the master's level 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 Centerl.

The School of Dental Medicine will soon complete its selection of the third class of 52 students in fall 2013 with a curriculum focus on educating dentists to provide general care to North Carolinians. Community Service Learning Centers are now open and seeing patients in Ahoskie and Elizabeth City.

Laupus Health Sciences Library serves the division as well as the Eastern Area Health Education Center and Vidant Health with books, journals, electronic resources, and more.

We welcome you to ECU and invite you to visit our campus and consider our group medical practice, ECU Physicians, for your health care needs.


Dr. Phyllis N. Horns
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences