Allied Health Archives

East Carolina University professor Xin Hu shares his cell imaging research with attendees at the biomaterials research cluster launch event held at Research and Creative Achievement Week. The new cluster focuses on engineered materials that can be used for joint replacements, heart valves, surgical sutures or ligament replacements, among others.
Apr 18, 2019
  • Matt Smith


Researchers are putting a focus on biomaterials with the launch of East Carolina University’s newest research cluster. On April 5, the university launched its biomaterials research cluster as part of...

Ruba Raza gets her hair cut by Stephani Funez during the 2019 Pirates Vs. Cancer event in the Health Science Campus student center.
Apr 08, 2019
  • Rob Spahr


Stefani Funez spends most of her days trying to entertain herself in a hospital room. This has been the case for the 15-year-old Duplin County resident since she was diagnosed...

Dr. Andrew Stuart holds the SpeechEasy, a device he and two other ECU faculty members invented that helps people who stutter to speak normally. Stuart was recently elected as an inaugural member of the National Academy of Inventor’s Senior Member class.
Mar 22, 2019
  • Natalie Sayewich


An ECU faculty member whose work has allowed thousands the ability to communicate normally was recently elected to the inaugural class of the National Academy of Inventors Senior Members. Dr....

From left, Dr. Ray Hylock, Dr. Xiaoming Zeng, Dr. Ashkat Kapoor and Dr. Paul Toriello (not pictured) are working on a three year grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Trust to build a data system to track the progress in behavioral health initiatives in Beaufort County.
Mar 13, 2019
  • Natalie Sayewich


A grant for more than $400,000 awarded to East Carolina University’s Department of Health Services & Information Management will allow Beaufort County health care professionals to measure the effectiveness of...

Gloria Savage gets her blood pressure checked during the Jean Mills Health Symposium on Feb. 22.
Mar 01, 2019
  • Natalie Sayewich


When Rev. Richard Joyner noticed a concerning trend of young people dying of chronic, preventable diseases in his small community of Conetoe, he went looking for solutions at the institutional...

Dr. Jamie Perry works with lab students Thanh Tran, left, and Katie Pelland on a computer program used for MRI data at the Allied Health Science Building.
Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


Dr. Jamie Perry, associate professor in ECU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a leading expert in velopharyngeal anatomy and has developed imaging processes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs)...

Feb 05, 2019
  • ECU News Services


East Carolina University researchers and inventors will be recognized Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, at the university’s third annual Research and Scholarship Awards. The awards will honor ECU faculty with the...

Jenyqua Young in front of Trillium Health Resources
Jan 02, 2019
  • Bri Deel

Student: Jenyqua Young

East Carolina University’s Jenyqua Young, a senior in health services management, dedicates her time to helping people in need. Her journey with helping others began in high school when she...

Division of Health Sciences campus (Photo by Robbie Passell)
Dec 19, 2018
  • Amy Adams Ellis


East Carolina University has named Dr. Mark Stacy vice chancellor for its Division of Health Sciences, effective January 1, 2019. He has served in the role as interim vice chancellor...

Aug 29, 2018
  • ECU News Services

Science Adventure Day gives children a head start

Area students got a head start on the school year at ECU’s Summer Science Adventure Day, where they learned some of the practical applications of science while building robots, examining...