University Communications Posts

ECU surgeons conduct POEM procedure at Vidant Medical Center. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 17, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

TREATING ACHALASIA

Eating is one of the basic functions of life, but something that is often not possible for the approximately 200,000 U.S. residents living with achalasia. The rare disorder occurs when...

ECU Pirates cut their hair to raise money for pediatric cancer research during the 2018 Pirates Vs. Cancer event. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 16, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

PIRATES VS. CANCER

Music from a live band pumped through speakers outside of ECU’S Health Sciences Student Center on Friday afternoon, as gusting winds provided relief from the eastern North Carolina springtime heat...

Apr 11, 2018
  • ECU News Services

MCMAHON NAMED COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration, will be the speaker for East Carolina University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. McMahon’s visit...

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Apr 10, 2018
  • Spaine Stephens

PATIENTS AS TEACHERS

Ernestine Wilkins couldn’t recall having ever won anything — until Brody School of Medicine student Shahzeb Khan chose to honor her for the impact she had on his path as...

Apr 05, 2018
  • Harley Dartt

JACOBS RECEIVES GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP

East Carolina University School of Music composition and theory professor Edward Jacobs has received a prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The foundation recognized Jacobs on April 4 for his work as...

Apr 04, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

IMPROVING PATIENT COMMUNICATION

East Carolina University students interested in careers in health care will soon have a new tool to help them better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, a rapidly increasing segment of the...

Apr 03, 2018
  • Angela Todd

IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE

A surgical oncologist at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine was recently awarded a grant aimed at improving the care provided to breast cancer patients across the region. Dr. Jan Wong...

Mar 23, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

BUILDING HEALTHIER FAMILIES

Annie Andrews’s doctor said she needed to lose weight, but that wasn’t a simple request for the Parmele resident. “Some of the ingredients I needed (for healthier recipes), I couldn’t...

Dr. Phil Boyer speaks to the Brody School of Medicine Class of 2018.
Mar 19, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

STRING OF PEARLS

Each year, on the eve of finding out where they matched for their residency training, graduating medical students at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine select a group of their professors...

The Capitol Steps, political satire troupe, will entertain with the “Lighter Side of Politics.”
Mar 15, 2018
  • Lacey L. Gray

SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT

In this day and age, political discussions may be overwhelming or disheartening at best, but when the political satire troupe the Capitol Steps comes to East Carolina University in April,...