ECU professor inducted to N.C. Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame
Katie Walsh, director of athletic training at East Carolina University, was inducted to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame. She is one of three women recognized with hall of fame membership.
ECU study examines relationship between vision and muscle steadiness with age
One out of every three adults aged 65 and older will fall this year. Of those seniors who fall, 20 to 30 percent will suffer injuries that will shorten their life span or negatively affect their quality of life. Senior ECU exercise physiology majors Luke Spangler and Katie Reynolds are investigating the relationship between muscle coordination and visual steadiness, thanks to funding through ECU Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity Award.
Controlling post-traumatic stress could be as close as game on cell phone
ECU Professor, Dr. Carmen Russoniello, is working on a portable biofeedback training program for PTS. The Biofeedback lab in the College of Health and Human Performance is also developing and testing a telemedicine device incorporated into a cell phone that can deliver heart rate data to remote healthcare staff for assessment.
Blood Challenge Draws Large Response
The Health 1000 class in East Carolina University's College of Health and Human Performance was this semester's winner of a blood donation competition. The Health 1000 and Kinesiology 1000 classes compete each semester, with students and faculty members coming out to give blood. The recent challenge brought out 298 donors.
Female student grades suffer more than males from poor attendance
Female college students who cut class score lower on exams than their male peers, according to a study conducted at East Carolina University.
ECU College of Health and Human Performance professor Dr. Ron Cortright collaborated on the research with ECU teaching instructor Julie Cox and Wayne State University University colleagues Drs. Stephen DiCarlo and Heidi Lujan.
CNN Presents a Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special Report:"Big Hits, Broken Dreams"
The CNN documentary filmed at JH Rose High School this past fall airs this Sunday, January 29 at 8 pm on CNN. Sport Management graduate student Becky Grant is featured in the show, as are the fantastic Sharon Rogers and many other ECU Athletic Trainers.
ECU ROTC programs active in fall semester
East Carolina University ROTC cadets enjoyed an eventful fall semester with training and team-building activities.
ECU alumni selected for NC Sports Hall of Fame
Two East Carolina University alumni are among eight new members selected for the NC Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Jerry McGee and Mr. Henry Trevathan will be inducted May 10 at the North Raleigh Hilton.
ECU staff members co-author book on Haiti
Elaine Hughes, Department of Kinesiology, co-authored the book, "The Day the Earth Moved Haiti: From Havoc to Healing." This book is filled with touching stories about the lives of Haitian people and how they were affected by the catastrophic earthquake on January 12, 2010. Proceeds from the book support 3 nonprofit organizations that help Haiti.
ECU's Advising Center offers training to promote health and wellness
HHP's Advising Center recently took steps to fight back against the ill effects of a sedentary work environment with a workshop for ECU advisors on Wellness in the Workplace.
ECU grad student finds career that fits
ECU graduate student Christina Brown-Bochicchio traveled across the country to join ECU's recreational therapy program, where she is now working on research to help wheelchair athletes improve their sports performance.
EVERYONE IN THE GAME
Pitt County children participate in the ECU adapted physical education program. The program teaches ECU students best practices for meeting the physical and motor fitness requirements of children with disabilities. At the same time, children and educators in the Pitt County school system benefit.
ECU Environmental Health Society Honors New Members
The fall 2011 induction ceremony for the East Carolina University chapter of Epsilon Nu Eta recognized undergraduate and graduate students who have shown exemplary scholastic achievement as environmental health majors.
Athletic trainers from ECU help manage safety of Pitt County high school athletes through a partnership between the university and the Pitt County school system. Ron Butler, athletic director of Pitt County Schools, initiated the partnership in 2009 after he heard ECU assistant professor Dr. Sharon Rogers lecture on emergency preparedness in secondary athletic programs. Rogers now coordinates the initiative and manages the athletic trainers.
ECU eye-tracking research examines gaze changes while viewing art
Collaborative work by Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green (Art Education) and Dr. Nicholas Murray (Kinesiology) examines the relation between vision, cognition and language by collecting eye-tracking data from individuals viewing art work. The study demonstrates significant gaze changes depending upon the cognitive goal of the view.