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Lessons in a Lunch Box delivers tangible takeaways for Robeson County children

While preparing for her own future, second-year dental student Brianna Chavis-Locklear is also interested in the future of the children at Prospect Elementary School in rural Robeson County, North Carolina. Brianna is an alumna of the school, which serves nearly 1,000 children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade and is the heart and soul of the community. Ninety-six percent of the

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Integrating Oral Health Care Services Within Medicare

Mark Moss, DDS, PhD, has authored “Integrating Oral Health Care Services Within Medicare” in the North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ), November/December 2017. The article’s abstract is as follows: The idea of a Medicare oral health benefit is attracting attention. Models for care that focus on screening, prevention, and early intervention have been developed. East Carolina University’s Community Service Learning Centers

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Giving baby the best possible start

Many children spend their time with video games and movies rather than a baseball or a jump rope, but maybe it’s possible to give children the health benefits of exercise before they are born. Dr. Linda May has plans to show that if mothers commit to exercising during their pregnancies, there can be long term health benefits for their children.

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Akeadra Bell receives scholarships

Akeadra Elantra Bell, second-year student at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to receive scholarships from two national organizations to help cover her educational needs. The Scholarship Committee of the National Dental Association Foundation selected Miss Bell to receive a $1,000 Predoctoral Dental Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship. She has also been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the

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PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: Chadwick receives UNC system award for public service

Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, was awarded the 2017 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service on Friday, Nov. 3. The UNC Board of Governors bestows the honor each year on one faculty member from the University of North Carolina system who exemplifies public service toward improving the quality

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