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TuttelDr. J. E. "Betsy" Tuttle-Newhall is the chair for the Brody School of Medicine's Department of Surgery, making Brody the first medical school in the Southeast to have a female in that position.

Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Campbell has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. William H. Hendrix Psychology Faculty Excellence Award for excellence in scholarly achievements, teaching and mentoring activity, and service to the profession.

Dean Grant HayesECU College of Education Dean Grant Hayes was elected to the board of directors of the Public School forum of North Carolina.

Mona Amin, an Honors College student from Charlotte, participated this summer in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneurship Program.

BinkleyAlumnus Howell Binkley won a 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Musical for Hamilton.

ECU faculty pianist John O'Brien performed this fall at the dedication of the Smithsonian's African American History Museum in Washington, D.C

LindaLinda Richardson, a nurse specialist in pediatrics, was selected by her peers as 2016 top nurse at ECU Physicians.

Associate professor Sharon Rogers invented and secured a U.S. patent for Sportscale, a device that weighs athletes and assesses their hydration needs to help prevent dehydration.

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Tops in distance education
ECU's programs in business, criminal justice, education, and nursing were listed in the U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Best Online Programs.

Most valued investments
Each year, the prestigious EC Scholars program awards 20 incoming top academic achievers who have demonstrated a commitment to service with an Honors College scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, with a total value of approximately $62,000.

No. 1 in nursing
ECU's College of Nursing targets a high-need profession and prepares the largest number of new nurses among North Carolina's four-year universities.

Special focus
The ECU Pediatric School Psychology PhD program is one of only three programs in the United States with a subspecialty in pediatric school psychology.

Making an impact
ECU's College of Education produced an economic impact valued at almost $46 million in eastern North Carolina during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Serving those who serve
Military Times ranked ECU among its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" for its support of service members, veterans, and their families. ECU also earned the designation as a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs.

HEEDing diversity
ECU earned its fifth consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

Great benefit
A new training course and flight simulator used by U.S. Army and Air Force cadets is helping develop the nation's future military leaders. A state-of-the-art flight simulator located in Wright Annex can provide a computer model of public airports or military landing fields anywhere in the world.

Targeting childhood obesity
MATCH Wellness, a program that uses a nutrition, physical activity, and technology curriculum to meet educational and wellness goals, was created by an ECU alumnus and is on track to expand to 100 NC schools by 2018 and to eventually reach students in eight southeastern states.

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Strengthening community
ECU's work at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center in Greenville won the prestigious C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

A life of service
Dr. Carmen Russoniello, director of ECU's Center for Applied Psychophysiology, was awarded the 2015 James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service for his work using biofeedback in the treatment of wounded warriors with PTSD.

A national model for dentistry
Fourth-year ECU dental students learn by doing in eight Community Service Learning Centers providing dental care to underserved areas across North Carolina, an innovative model for dental education drawing national attention.

Hours of  impact
Students have recorded more than 72,000 hours of volunteer work in the community over the past three years, working with more than 230 community partners.

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Addressing health disparities
Researchers in the Brody School of Medicine are part of a multi-institutional team receiving a nearly $9.5 million grant to tackle health disparities related to uncontrolled high blood pressure in the rural South. The project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in partnership with the National Institutes of Health.

Future millennial campus
ECU's planned East Carolina Research and Innovation Campus will provide space for the university, high-tech industries, and other partners to discover and produce new innovations.

Fascinating find
Students and faculty from ECU and other institutions unearthed a pair of marble statues dating to the second or third century A.D. during an archaeological dig in Petra, Jordan this summer.

Improving crops
Yiping Qi, assistant professor of biology, is conducting plant translational research in order to improve yield, nutrition and disease resistance in crops.