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Centers and Institutes


Center for Applied Computational Studies 

Promotes the application of computational methods to describe and understand chemical phenomena. 

Provides an organizational structure and a central facility for the purposes of enhancing research, instructional, and outreach activities that deal with creation and use of geographically referenced data.

Center for Health Disparities

Conducts, promotes, and coordinates interdisciplinary research on the dimensions, causes, and effective means to eliminate health disparities among the population of eastern North Carolina.


Center for Natural Hazards Research 

To promote research and analysis that ultimately reduces the harm caused by natural forces to life, communities and the environment.


Center for STEM Education 

Improve the quality of science and mathematics education through professional development programs and recruitment/retention of teachers.


Center for Sustainable Tourism
Promotes the development of the NC tourism industry through research, education and outreach programs.


East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute 

To provide our patients, colleagues, sponsors, and the FDA with excellence in all phases of patient care, awareness, and availability 


East Carolina Heart Institute 

To decrease the mortality and morbidility from cardiovascular disease. 



Institute for Coastal Science & Policy
Initiates, promotes, and coordinates interdisciplinary research on all aspects of estuarine, coastal, and shallow marine.


Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center 

Provide a unified approach to treating cancer patients in eastern NC and ensuring that its patients have access to state-of-the-art techniques and national treatment protocols. 


NC Agromedicine Institute
Conducts research and outreach programs to improve the health and safety in the agricultural sector.


Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center 

Reduce childhood obesity in eastern North Carolina, through collaboration with local health care providers and community agencies, and through the development, application, and dissemination of translational basic science and clinical research in both community and academic settings. 

UNC Coastal Studies Institute

An UNC system institute in Manteo NC that undertakes research, educational, & community outreach programs for the maritime counties of North Carolina.

Complete List of Centers and Institutes

A complete list of ECU Centers and Institutes.