Inside the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation

Message from the President

By Mark Notestine, Ph.D.

Invest in what you care about

Mark NotestineRecently I had a conversation with a donor who has made numerous gifts over many years to support students, faculty and programs in medicine and the health sciences. When I asked him why he chose to give so generously, he responded, "I invest in what I care about." At the East Carolina University Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, we care about investing in our university's medical and health sciences students, faculty and programs, and are committed to transforming healthcare in our region. I invite you to join me in investing in the future of healthcare delivery in eastern North Carolina.

During a period of unparalleled change in healthcare, escalating costs, and decreased state funding, private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations is more important than ever before. When you make a gift to our Foundation, your generosity will have a tangible impact on the lives of people in our community, the region, across the nation, and around the globe. In the past year alone gifts from generous donors, alumni and friends have funded:

  • Scholarships for the state’s best and brightest students, most of whom will graduate and practice in the state of North Carolina.
  • Cutting edge scientific research in critical care areas including, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and pediatric care.
  • Advances interdisciplinary patient care in medicine, dental medicine, nursing and the allied health sciences.
  • High quality patient care to the region’s sickest patients, regardless of socio-economic status.
  • Student experiences in communities across North Carolina and to international locations including India, Tanzania, and Japan.

East Carolina University and its medical and health sciences programs are catalysts for change and innovation in education, research, and patient care. With a focus on rural and community-based healthcare, our students, researchers and clinicians are focused on providing the best possible care to those in our region who need it most. Your generous financial support makes this possible.

Thank you for visiting our website and please accept my invitation to contact me or a member of our Foundation team and to visit our campus to experience the excitement and excellence of eastern North Carolina's premiere center of academic medicine.