Health and Human Performance Archives

Researchers examine a baby during an appointment on campus as part of prenatal exercise research at East Carolina University. (ECU News Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 17, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

NIH grant supports additional baby metabolism research

A five-year, $2.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help East Carolina University faculty members continue research on ways to curb generational obesity. The project, led...

Apr 15, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Participants will Storm the Stadium in ultimate scholarship fundraising challenge

Storm the Stadium, described as the most challenging stair run in eastern North Carolina, is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at East Carolina University’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The event raises funds...

Apr 12, 2024
  • ECU News Services

Board of Trustees appoints deans for Health and Human Performance, Graduate School

In its final meeting of the 2023-24 academic year, East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees looked to the future with the appointment of two college deans. The board approved Dr....

Dr. Jan Lewis takes notes as ECU College of Nursing faculty discuss the implementation of artificial intelligence into ECU’s academic and administrative activities. (ECU photos)
Apr 11, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel
  • Ronnie Woodward

ECU academic community studies AI integration into university operations

East Carolina University has embarked on a groundbreaking study to determine how institutions of higher education can incorporate artificial intelligence into teaching, research and administrative activities to keep pace with...

Apr 03, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Exchanging ideas in Peru through sports

Faculty, students and alumni from East Carolina University traveled to Peru in March, embracing a unique opportunity to impact people with and without intellectual disabilities as part of the 2024...

Apr 01, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Scholarship continues alumnae’s community engagement

Students seeking a degree in social work at East Carolina University could find their experience enhanced by a scholarship honoring the memory of Kristian “Krissy” Monet Richardson ’21. The Krissy...

East Carolina soccer players participate in shooting tests, while wearing GPS tracking vests, as College of Health and Human Performance undergraduate research assistant Lauren McCurdy watches and records data. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Mar 11, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward


Research and sports science have taken Taylor Kinney from studying shoulder biomechanics at a baseball pitching lab in Omaha, Nebraska, and presenting at the 2023 Major League Baseball winter meetings...

Mar 05, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Panel, viewing March 11 for advocacy film about disabilities

The power of words is a theme for a March 11 viewing and panel discussion about “The R-Word,” a film that dives into the history and implications of words, and...

Feb 27, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

ECU celebrates historic Pursue Gold campaign

More than 30,000 donors answered the call to support East Carolina University and propelled the Pursue Gold campaign to a historic $526.9 million fundraising record. “The ECU community has demonstrated...

Feb 20, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Pirates Meet In Vegas

Whether it was current East Carolina University students, former students like track and field three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt, or ECU alumni working in the sports industry, “Go Pirates!”...