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Archived News for 2012

January 2012

ECU scientist receives $250,000 grant for prostate research

College of Nursing, College of Business named in the nation's top 20 graduate programs in distance education

ECU part of national project to treat traumatic brain injury and PTSD in troops, veterans

Collaboration, quality to be key under health reform

Rehabilitation counselors to hold annual conference

Dental students volunteer at free clinic

Grant aids in cancer research

Arnold encourages audience to 'think big'

Accessible, affordable nursing degree

ECU to be featured on CNN documentary about sports concussions

Jean Mills Health Symposium will be Feb. 3

Grants to fund health projects in eastern N.C.

February 2012

Geography plays role in health disparity

Aortic valve procedure gives new life to high-risk patients

Students brighten treatment time for young patients

Events mark Diversity Week at Brody

Religious diversity and health care topic of student discussion

Nursing alumna Helen Brinson's service to eastern North Carolina noted

ECU Physicians on track for positive year

Chitwood receives pair of recognitions

HPV shot recommended for boys

Students, faculty help homeless smile at local event

March 2012

Faculty: Reorganization offers opportunities, hazards

ECU to conduct severe weather drill Wednesday

ECU resident turns reporter with ABC News

Researchers assess program to help expectant moms at risk of depression

ECU programs ranked by U.S. News

Match Day to be Friday, March 16

Kolasa appointed to international group

Medical graduates choose primary care

ECU diagnostic lab accredited

Eight inducted into College of Nursing Hall of Fame, 2012 distinguished alumna recognized

'The first year of our careers'

Pories honored for career of discovery

Saturday events to raise money for special causes

April 2012

Tree's roots trace back to ancient Greece

Students raise $8,500 for charity

Ballard notes challenges, strengths in State of the University speech

Coach Rock Golf Classic to benefit cancer research at ECU

Extending lives through transplants focus of event

Nobel Laureate discusses science during visit to ECU

Portrait captures Cunningham as a surgeon

ECU leads nation for sending graduates into family medicine

College of Nursing supports national Joining Forces campaign

May 2012

Convocations to begin Friday

Planning, perseverance help physical therapy student beat odds

Graduates mark end of medical school

ECU students receive Schweitzer Fellowships

Merritt named top nurse at medical school

ECU becomes charter member of national society, 20 faculty inducted

Health informatics and information management graduate degree to be offered fall 2013

ECU physicians named among top sleep doctors in U.S.

New name for rehabilitation studies department

ECU studying bioengineered blood vessels for surgery

June 2012

ECU to build dental center at Davidson County Community College

Cardiac surgery earns top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Declining visits, financial losses prompt closing of Bethel clinic

Researcher receives award for lipid research

ECU physician assistant student elected to national board

Clinic hosts National HIV Testing Day event June 27

Fourth year takes shape for medical student

ECU alumnus builds cabinet to spotlight Country Doctor Museum exhibit

Dental school opens first community service learning center

July 2012

Park Scholars explore medicine at ECU

Scientist receives patent for poxvirus discovery

Early cell development could hold key to testicular cancer

ECU surgeons perform new type of heart valve replacement

Golden Living Center donates to Brody School of Medicine

Chitwood addresses surgery group in China

Drug doesn't reduce deaths due to heart surgery complications

Boy band: Anti-smoking campaign more than a class project

August 2012

First ECU dental center opens for patients

Medical students inducted into honor society

Brody officially welcomes new students Friday

Cancer center earns re-accreditation

Brody welcomes Class of 2016

Summer scholars research health issues

Laupus Library showcases new wood art exhibit Sept. 11

Aphasia group practices communication skills Fridays this fall

September 2012

Protein could help save tissue following heart attack

Overhaul needed to improve health system and care, reduce costs

Federal grant awarded to ECU College of Nursing expands online education, collaboration

Event aims at aspiring medical students

Close to 30 pieces on display in Laupus Library

Grant aids research into brain aneurysm treatment

First health informatics symposium set for Sept. 26

Chadwick named permanent dean of ECU dental school

Youth health program up for national honors

Money key factor in driving students from primary care

October 2012

Church donates to cancer funds

Cheerleader bounces back from heart surgery

Health reform can reduce costs, improve quality, expert says

Dental school to cut ribbon Friday on Ross Hall

Genotyping helps identify source of clinic infection outbreak

ECU cuts ribbon on dental school home

Road race to benefit breast cancer services

Country Doctor Museum brings “History Alive!” on Oct. 27

Bench dedicated in memory of slain medical student

ECU spin-off firm develops app for heart patients

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice available on iPad

ECU Neuroscience Symposium to be Nov. 6

CROSSING BORDERS: ECU health sciences students explore care in a global way

November 2012

Speech language pathologist and ECU alumna to talk about living, working in Alaska

ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

Veterans Day special for dental faculty member

Chadwick named International Dentist of the Year

December 2012

ECU Physicians has good start to fiscal year

Road race to benefit camps for kids

Ground broken for ECU dental center in Sylva

ECU development officer and reservist called to serve

Willis, CME receive recognitions

Nursing duo: Daughter follows in mom’s footsteps

More than 40 ECU physicians ranked as 'top doctors'