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Novick to Lead Foundation

Carole Novick, who for six months has served as the interim president of the Medical Foundation of ECU, has been named president of the foundation by Michael “Mickey” Dowdy, ECU vice chancellor for university advancement.


Novick is also associate vice chancellor for health sciences development and alumni affairs. She joined ECU in July 2005 after nine years as the executive director of the Medical Alumni Foundation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Dowdy said of Novick, “Carole stepped in and provided solid leadership while serving in the interim position. Her almost 10 years of prior academic medical center experience at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is serving her well and allows her to address our challenges and opportunities at a faster pace than someone without that background. Her university colleagues and the ECU Medical Foundation board members are delighted to have her in this leadership position.”

Novick had focused on outreach initiatives for health sciences alumni and on implementing fund-raising initiatives and stewardship in her previous role at the Medical Foundation.

Before coming to ECU, Novick was executive director of the Medical Alumni Foundation at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. There, she received the President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2004. Novick has also been active in the Association of American of Medical Colleges, where she was vice chairman for development and alumni affairs.

The Medical Foundation of ECU is a non-profit charitable foundation that supports the Health Sciences Division of East Carolina University through scholarships, research grants, professional development and other means.


This page originally appeared in the March 23, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at