Benjamin Abel Archives

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 02, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Nursing professors honored as Fellows of their professional organizations

Two of the East Carolina University College of Nursing’s most seasoned nurses and professors have recently been recognized as fellows of their professional organizations, honors that recognize their excellence as...

Connor Haycox will be completing a family medicine residency at ECU Health, joining his wife, Dr. Natalie Malpass, a 2022 Brody graduate who is also completing a family medicine residency. (Photos by ECU Photos)
Mar 18, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel
  • Kelly Rogers Dilda
  • Spaine Stephens


In a ceremony more festive than formal, fourth-year medical students in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University learned March 15 where they will spend the next three...

Mar 06, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel


When she was completing her nursing doctoral education at the University of Miami, Dr. Madeline Fernandez got thrown for a loop – she was enlisted to help produce a Spanish-language...

Mar 06, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Health Care Outreach

Like many health professionals who treated patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs. Paul Bolin and Paul Shackleford started to draw conclusions about who was most at risk of dying from...

Feb 02, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

New blood bank technology prepares students for modern laboratory work

ECU’s clinical laboratory science students — who after graduation run the nation’s medical labs in hospitals, for public health offices and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry — got a...

Jan 29, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Cameroon Outreach

In early 2023, Jean-Emile Nguepi, the executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Institut Universitaire des Grandes Écoles des Tropiques (IUGET), a bilingual, English and French, higher education...

Dr. James Whiteside is an ECU professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Brody School of Medicine. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Jan 22, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel


Advances in medical technologies – from medicines and physical therapies to implants and surgical methods – come in a flurry that often seems impossible to keep pace with. One ethical...

Jan 05, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Lawyer Nurse

Dr. Mitzi Pestaner, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing’s baccalaureate education department, took the long way to get to exactly where she needed to be – making the...

Dec 14, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

ECU College of Nursing, ECU Health inaugurate academic practice partnership

East Carolina University and ECU Health are launching an initiative to increase the number of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners serving as advanced practice health care professionals in ECU...