Benjamin Abel Archives

Members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol practice CPR at the Brody School of Medicine’s simulation center Aug. 23.
Sep 20, 2023
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The clinical simulation center at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is usually peopled with fresh-faced students in scrubs and running shoes with tousled college-kid hair. During the first...

Benjamin Brisard, a second-year Ph.D. student in East Carolina University's Interdisciplinary Program in Biology, Biomedicine and Chemistry program with a concentration in biology, works on fertility research at the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building.
Aug 30, 2023
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East Carolina University research scientists, two from the Brody School of Medicine and another from the Department of Biology in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, received nearly $2...

Aug 08, 2023
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ECU nursing faculty travel to Poland to lecture, explore student exchange opportunities

In the fall of 2022, Aleksandra Gaworska-Krzeminska, a nurse and faculty member from the Medical University of Gdańsk paid a long visit to her sister Ewa Silver, a marine archeology...

Morgan Milton, left, works with Josh McLaurin in at lab at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine.
Aug 02, 2023
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The word biofilm is fairly intuitive — a coating made by a living thing. It’s not that simple, though. Not by a long shot. Bacteria make biofilms as a kind...

Monique Howell, a first year medical student in East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine, receives her white coat during the university's annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday.
Jul 28, 2023
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Lifelong dreams came one step closer to reality for the newest class of students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University as they were officially welcomed during...

Jul 24, 2023
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ECU alum takes Pirate nursing to the skies

Jonathan Polak grew up in Pittsboro playing baseball. He dreamed of playing at college and did at North Greenville University in South Carolina. After a few years of schooling, his...

Thompson Forbes lectures during a class at the East Carolina University College of Nursing.
Jul 10, 2023
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In April 2023, VCU Health in Richmond announced an inaugural chief nursing officer position. The 13-hospital McLaren Health Care system in Michigan did the same June 1, as did the...

Jul 07, 2023
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ECU nursing student uses language, cultural skills to improve rural health care delivery

The majority of the counties in eastern North Carolina are classified as rural. While the state saw a downtick in migration overall in recent years, foreign immigrants moving to the...

Bonnie Chen, a College of Nursing student, in her hometown in Taiwan during the summer break before her senior year.
Jun 30, 2023
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Student: Bonnie Chen

Bonnie Chen was too little, just weeks old, to remember leaving Taiwan for North Carolina. She has returned back to visit her family nearly every year since because family is...

Esther Olajide graduated from East Carolina University's College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Nursing program after spending nearly a year deployed with the Navy.
Jun 15, 2023
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In May, Esther Olajide walked across the stage as Pirate nurse, having completed all the requirements of her bachelor’s in nursing science degree: research papers, end-of-semester exams and day after...