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ECU News Archives for 2013

January 2013

Grant to help ECU recruit, retain minority dental students

DENTAL PIPELINE: Grant to help ECU recruit, retain minority dental students

'A FITTING TRIBUTE': New gallery at Joyner Library to honor Janice Hardison Faulkner

Medical student group lends guidance to aspiring doctors

STUDENTS SUPPORTING STUDENTS: Medical students lend guidance to aspiring doctors

TRUSTED LEADER: Gilbert to oversee advancement as interim vice chancellor

DREAMING BIG: ECU conservation director preserves artifacts in Antarctica

BEATING OBESITY: ECU's BOY BANDemia raises awareness through parody

ECU’s BOY BANDemia raises awareness about obesity

EXEMPLARY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: ECU School of Dental Medicine named Apple Distinguished Program

East Carolina sues Cisco over registered trademark

ECU School of Dental Medicine named Apple Distinguished Program

TRANSIT TRACKER: Smart bus technology to enhance passenger satisfaction, efficiency

New chair sees bright future for ECU radiation oncology

AMONG THE BEST:  ECU nursing, business named in top graduate programs in online education

Nursing, business named in top graduate programs in online education

Cell research could lead to advances against Alzheimer's, cancer

DRAWING 'THE BEST MINDS': UNC Coastal Studies Institute dedicates facility in Manteo

POWERFUL TOOL: Cell research could lead to advances against Alzheimer's, cancer

'A DAY ON': ECU honors Martin Luther King Jr. through service, speaker

ECU Athletics Director search committee named

Minority medical student banquet to be Saturday

'SHIVER ME TIMBERS': Pirate polar bears take icy plunge

ECU Physicians plans for Friday weather

FRIDAY FLAKES: Winter storm brings short reprieve from ECU classes

Pories recognized for contributions to medicine

ECU PIONEER: Pories recognized for contributions to medicine

New exhibit opens at Laupus Library

FACE OF CHANGE: Elliott honored as ECU celebrates 50 years since desegregation

ECU researchers receive cancer grants

ECU STUDENTS EXCEL: Ceremonies grow to include parents and families

IMPROVING CANCER DETECTION: ECU researchers receive grants from Triad Golfers

February 2013

STEM FUTURES: ECU provides glimpse into potential college degrees

TRAINING FAMILY PHYSICIANS: Brody School of Medicine achieves state goal

Brody achieves state goal for graduates choosing primary care

RISING TO NEW LEVELS: Four Seasons 'Next Gen' program engages musicians at home and on the road

Clinical trials pave way for medical advances

Love-themed exhibit blooms at health sciences library

FIGHTING HUNGER: ECU holds second Empty Bowls event

TREATMENT OPTIONS: Clinical trials pave the way for medical advances

'A SHARED VISION':  Southern Bank endows prestigious EC Scholar award

PASSION FOR ECU: Charlotte business leader appointed to ECU Board of Trustees

MEETING CHANGING NEEDS:  ECU nursing approved to offer doctor of nursing practice degree

Nursing approved to offer doctor of nursing practice degree

FORGING AHEAD: Veteran adviser taking over ECU Student Media

CREATING ENGAGED CITIZENS: ECU professor honored for excellence in service-learning

SEE THE TRIUMPH: ECU professor's research aids victims of domestic violence

'BACK IN THE SWING': Charles returns to broadcast duties

RED CARPET RESEARCH: ECU business professors tracking social media at Oscars

BORN LEADERS: Howard Lee challenges members of Chancellor's Leadership Academy

Reducing health disparities, increasing access to care goal of March 1 symposium at ECU

ENHANCING MINORITY HEALTH: Reduced disparities, increased access topic of symposium

PIRATES AND SAINTS: ECU alumna shares story of path from poverty to pro football

SWORN IN: Two new members join ECU Board of Trustees

A 'LIVING ROOM' FOR CAMPUS: ECU moves forward with plans for two new student centers

'A COMFORTING PLACE': Student Memorial Garden honors students lost too soon

ECU Physicians productivity continues to rise

BUILDING BONDS: ECU students reach out through sports, exercise

A GROWING PRACTICE: ECU Physicians productivity continues to rise

March 2013

MONK ENDOWMENT: Funds support chair in family medicine

Enhancing and improving health care in the millennium

Grant funds study of nanotubes' effect on lungs

e-HEALTH ON THE WAY:  Symposium examines future of technology in health care

POTENTIAL HAZARDS: Grant funds study of nanotubes' effect on lungs

Chair in family medicine endowed at ECU

THRILLED TO BE A PIRATE: Compher introduced as ECU athletic director

TURNING BLACKTOP GREEN: ECU updates parking lot in sustainable way

In art, lessons for life

ECU programs ranked by U.S. News

'GOOD TO BE NOTICED': ECU programs included in U.S. News list of best graduate schools

LESSONS FOR LIFE: ECU medical student uses art to teach about health

Match Day to be Friday

NOOHEROOKA 300: ECU, Tuscarora Nation to mark anniversary

Primary care tops list at ECU Match Day

Student-led clinic a stroke of goodwill for community

STROKE OF GOODWILL: Student-led clinic offers health screenings in high-risk community

IN DEMAND: New master's degree offers students job-ready skills in network technology

‘The DNA of ECU’: Students help beautify the Brody School of Medicine

'The DNA of ECU'

'IN HUMILITY': Delegates of Tuscarora Nation present wampum belt to ECU

THREE HUNDRED YEARS LATER: ECU, Tuscarora Nation dedicate monument, commemorate anniversary

Scientist receives national research award

Burr talks health care during visit to Brody

RESEARCH HONOR: Study of immunotoxicity leads to national award

A CLOSE CALL: Hero of 'The Goldsboro Broken Arrow' speaks at ECU

OPERA TAKES FLIGHT: Insectaphobia premiere engages young audience

REACHING A BROADER AUDIENCE: North Carolina Literary Review launches online supplement

April 2013

Saturday events to raise money for special causes

ECHI fourth floor to soon be home to science, robotics

'LIGHT BULB' MOMENTS: Biology professor receives UNC Board of Governors teaching award

FOSTERING COLLABORATION: ECHI fourth floor to be home to research, robotics

ALL ABOARD: Potential Pirates test the waters at Open House 2013

RESEARCH DRIVES DISCOVERY: Event recognizes student work, faculty excellence

Taylor recognized for graduate mentorship

FAMILY FRIENDLY: Youth Arts Festival offers hands-on art experiences

'TIRELESS ADVOCATE': Rigsby gets top women’s leadership award

Study shows fish oil can boost immune system

HEALING MENTAL WOUNDS: Course trains counselors to work with military veterans, service members, families

Course trains counselors to work with active duty, military veterans, families

Sears receives North Carolina's highest faculty award

'THE NURTURING PROCESS': New award recognizes excellence in mentoring

CSI TOWN COMMON: Students crack contamination cases in new geology course

WORKING WITH NOAA: ECU student lands scholarship, internship

BREATHING EASY: ECU research aims to minimize summer misery for outdoor workers

SWEET SURPRISES: ECU Steel Chef event engages students in culinary competition

Dental faculty member named to Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2013

'INNOVATION WITH PURPOSE': Dental faculty member named to Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2013

'DOING THE RIGHT THING': U.S. Air Force generals speak on leadership

SEEING 'EYE TO EYE':  ECU students mentor youths facing similar learning disabilities

BAREFOOT ON THE MALL: ECU students enjoy respite from studies

A healthy message: Pastors tour Brody School of Medicine labs, clinics

A HEALTHY MESSAGE: Pastors tour Brody School of Medicine labs, clinics

May 2013

COASTAL COUNTY LEADERSHIP:  ECU grad student develops recreation master plan for Dare County

THE BEST OF ECU: Annual University Awards day highlights excellence, service

TO ADDRESS GRADUATES: ECU alumna slated to speak at 2013 spring commencement

Third annual Coach Rock Cancer Research Golf Classic set for May 13

SERVICE AND SCHOLARSHIP: ECU graduates reach educational goals despite deployments

'A REALLY GOOD JOURNEY': Medical graduate embarks on third career

DYNAMIC DUO: Rocky Mount husband, wife earn advanced nursing degrees

FAMILY TRADITION: Pirate roots span four generations of ECU graduates

Medical graduate embarks on third career

Convocations begin Friday

AUDIOLOGY FROM AFAR: ECU research to enable remote hearing exams

SMARTPHONE PHYSICAL: ECU med student in feature story demonstrating new app

FUTURE LEADERS: Meet 19 new EC Scholars

Brody School of Medicine student demonstrates new smartphone physical app at conference

CUSTOM WHEELS: ECU group builds bicycles for children with disabilities

Physical therapy students and faculty members build bicycles for children with disabilities

Brody School of Medicine repeats as Top Ten Award winner by the American Academy of Family Physicians in promoting primary care

THREE YEARS RUNNING: Brody School of Medicine tops in producing family physicians

American Athletic Conference debuts new logo

New 5K and Fun Run benefits Department of Pediatrics

June 2013

'GREAT GRACE, GREAT PASSION':  ECU Honors College bids farewell to transformative leader

DIFFICULT DECISIONS:  Research examines guest workers' motives, struggles

2013 PIRATE READ: Soldier's memoir selected for summer reading program

Saeed earns national psychiatry award

HEALTHY HARVEST: ECU research focuses on community gardens, farmers markets

Public health research focuses on increasing access to fresh food

"EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED":  Dental school opens service learning center in Elizabeth City

Dental school opens second community service learning center

ACCELERATING CHANGE: Brody School of Medicine receives $1 million national award

The Brody School of Medicine receives $1 million award from AMA

FIRST CONNECTION: Crash course prepares incoming students for life at ECU

Summer camps let kids with chronic illnesses be kids

'WHERE MIRACLES HAPPEN': Ribbon cutting ceremony opens Maynard Children's Hospital

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens Maynard Children's Hospital

JUST REGULAR KIDS: Camps provide young Brody patients a week to 'be free'

Camps provide young patients a week to 'be free'

'SERVIRE OVERSEAS': Skalko develops South Africa's first recreational therapy degree

July 2013

MILITARY FRIENDLY: New ECU web portal tailored to assist veterans, service members

PRESTIGIOUS HONOR: Engelke selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Engelke selected as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Medical students inducted into honor society

DOLLARS AND SENSE: ECU grad students save companies money through class projects

ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL: ECU police train to ensure 'safest learning environment'

MEETING STATE NEEDS:  ECU ranked top producer of recreational therapists

Race, PAD risk factors for bypass surgery patients

'BEST DAYS AHEAD': ECU Board of Trustees installs new members, elects officers

HIGH RISK: Race, PAD affect outcome for bypass surgery patients

'A SAVING GRACE': $2.2 million gift to fund teacher education in rural communities

Study: 'Corner stores' vital to urban, rural health

HAPPY CAMPERS: ECU programs aim for positive influence on youth

CORNER STORE CATALYSTS: Access to nutritional foods vital for urban, rural health

A COMMON THREAD: ECU helps Roanoke River towns share, market assets

College of Nursing receives $1 million federal grant for nurse practitioner curriculum

'ANYTHING THAT BITES': Venom expert joins faculty at Brody School of Medicine

ENHANCING COLLABORATION: Nursing receives $1 million federal grant for nurse practitioner curriculum

Venom expert joins ECU

August 2013

LEARNING TO LEAD: Shelton Leadership Challenge produces self-aware, team-oriented youths

A SAFER PATH: Road closure to protect pedestrians, bicycles in campus core

Former ECU health sciences leader dies

Former ECU health sciences leader dies

BEST IN SOUTHEAST: East Carolina University included in Princeton Review list

ASKING WHY: Grant-funded ECU course teaches research practices to undergraduates

ECU Alzheimer's lab receives grant

'TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL': Grant funds ECU research on Alzheimer's, exercise

SHARING SPACES: Compromise, respect are keys to good roommate experience

BRED AND BREAKFAST: ECU professor raises mosquitoes for disease research

NMA recognizes Cunningham

National Medical Association recognizes Cunningham

Associate dean for graduate programs named in College of Nursing

Brody welcomes Class of 2017

Funding to expand telepsychiatry statewide

SERVING STATEWIDE: Brody telepsychiatry network to expand across N.C.

'HIGHEST OF VALUES': Brody School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2017

'NEW FACE OF AMERICA': ECU professor examines emerging multiracial, multiethnic trend

'A VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE':  Budget questions, decisions part of new academic year

WHERE PASSIONS LIE: Students urged to find their talents

Edwards named top nurse at medical school

HOMEWORK HELPS: Research by economics professor shows homework completion improves grades

ECU doctors now staffing E.R. at Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Associate dean for research, chair of foundational sciences named in School of Dental Medicine

'WORLD-CLASS': New coach rebuilds volleyball program

'QUICK TO SAY YES': ECU doctors now staffing E.R. at Vidant Beaufort Hospital

'LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT': Beaufort County native named top nurse at ECU medical school

A SEMESTER OF SERVICE: Honors College students take on service, philanthropy projects

ECU to extend diabetes care to rural areas via video conferencing

DEALING WITH DIABETES: Grants help ECU extend care to rural areas

Grants aid breast cancer care for Pitt County women

Golden Living Center donates to Brody School of Medicine

September 2013

PAINTING IT PURPLE AND GOLD: ECU turf manager prepares Dowdy-Ficklen field for football contests

ECU offering new non-drug treatment for depression

'MAJOR STEP FORWARD': ECU offering new non-drug treatment for depression

UNDER THE LIGHTS: Marching Pirates hit the field in new uniforms

Baxley elected to national medical board

Researchers receive grants from Biotech Center

REACHING ROBESON: 'The heart of who we want to be'

Reaching Robeson

Emergency SUV helping ECU doctors respond to EMS calls

'DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN': ECU emergency physicians respond to EMS calls

SHARING KNOWLEDGE: Curriculum eases transition for students with learning differences

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Board funds EC Scholars; second largest freshman class enrolls

College of Nursing awards scholarships to 120 students

Department of Family Medicine, School of Social Work debut new model of coordinated care for physical, mental health   

IN TANDEM: ECU debuts new model of coordinated care for mental, physical health

Country Doctor Museum brings “History Alive!” on Oct. 12

'PERSON FIRST': New ECU campaign aimed at removing labels

Person First: Labels have no place in health care

VAMPIRES AND VICTORIANS: ECU students bring Dracula back from the dead

Discovery lecture to feature Jane Goodall

Study shows omega-3 fatty acids boost immunity

October 2013

Study shows omega-3 fatty acids boost immunity

'MEMORABLE AND MEANINGFUL':  Anthropologist Jane Goodall shares her passions at ECU

ACE FELLOW ON CAMPUS: Graham to enhance leadership skills, offer fresh perspective

Nursing celebrates midwifery program

‘WE WERE ALL AFFECTED’:  For ECU alum in Kenya, terrorist attack hits close to home

BUILDING INTEREST, CONFIDENCE: ECU opens doors to STEM majors, careers in annual event for girls

'AIM HIGHER': Women encouraged to lead, give back at Women’s Roundtable event

THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT:  Multimedia newsroom enhances learning for ECU broadcast students

ECU Neuroscience Symposium to be Oct. 29

UNKNOWN AILMENT: ECU activities, research aid communication for people with aphasia

ECU group activities, research help people with aphasia communicate 

'SKILL SET FOR LIFE': Real world experience enhances teaching about qualitative research

COLORFUL CHARACTERS: ECU librarian uses cartoons to engage students in research tutorials

ART OF TEACHING: ECU professor trains aspiring teachers through service-learning

Research shown at annual medical meeting

November 2013

Events mark Veterans Day, military service

Inaugural medical class honored

'UNDER A MICROSCOPE': Inaugural medical class honored

FIRST IN NATION: ECU producing highest number of professional archaeologists

FUNDING 911:ECU professors create plan to ensure emergency calls get answered

ECU service van to aid veterans across eastern North Carolina

Alumnus leading nation's top military hospital

REPRESENTING MANY STORIES: Veterans Day paver dedication honors military service

College of Nursing launches Pirate Nurse Network at Vidant Medical Center

Velde to lead national council on community engagement

Health sciences authors recognized for published works

SAVE THE DATE:  UNC-TV program to highlight ECU

A TIMELY TRIBUTE: ECU production of ‘Camelot’ marks anniversary of JFK assassination

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS: ECU professors present at American Heart Association meeting

ECU professors speak at AHA meeting

GO GREEN:  ECU leads efforts for responsible travel

PROPOSALS APPROVED: Trustees talk tuition, new student centers

Grant to help those with diabetes, depression

TOGETHER ON DIABETES: Grant to help those with diabetes, depression

HEALING HEARTS: ECU provides medical care in Nicaragua

Mongolian families have special Thanksgiving following heart surgeries

A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING:  Mongolian families grateful for ECU medical services

Heart project provides healing in Nicaragua

December 2013

'MEDICINE TO THEIR SPIRIT': Adopt-a-Grandparent matches students with senior adults

SUCCESSFUL COPING: Children with heart defects find camaraderie at Camp WholeHeart

ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

AMONG THE BEST: ECU physicians named to annual Best Doctors list

FALL COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Recognized cardiac psychology researcher to address graduates

ECU surgeon to lead national organization

Cardiac psychology expert to address graduates

Medical student receives research award

LEADING THROUGH SERVICE: Semester-long Honors College projects boost community, students' leadership skills

MISSION COMPLETE: U.S. Navy veteran, reservist Pat Frede returns to ECU

ECU Physicians, East Carolina Neurology complete merger

Mission complete: U.S. Navy veteran, reservist Pat Frede returns to ECU

LUCKY '13: ECU grads celebrate milestones at fall commencement

A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP: ECU Physicians and East Carolina Neurology complete merger

WAR ON THE WEB: ECU history professor talks Civil War topics in weekly podcast

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES: ECU faculty partner on projects

A YEAR IN REVIEW: Revisit East Carolina University's top news stories from 2013