UPDATE – ERHD Graduate Certificate Online Program Starts

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Welcome Everyone!

Greetings,
My name is Eric Bailey and I am Director & Professor of the new Ethnic & Rural Health Disparities Graduate Certificate Online Program at East Carolina University. I want to welcome you to this very innovative online certificate program. It is the first of its kind in the entire United States and we officially started on August 21st, 2010.

Update: Please feel free to check out my 2018-2019 Welcome Address!

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New 2018 ERHD Graduates – Eunicia Jones and Jacquaya Reel

As Director of the ERHD program, it always gives me great pleasure to ANNOUNCE our new set of ERHD graduates. Our two new ERHD graduates are:

  • Eunicia Jones
  • Jacquaya Reel

Eunicia and Jacquaya completed their final ERHD course this summer — MPH 6009 Capstone Experience in Ethnic Health and Health Disparities. In addition to completing the assignments, both had to complete a Capstone proposal which reflected their total understanding and new set of research skills that they learned from completing all the three ERHD courses.

The two ERHD Capstone projects were entitled:

  • “Community Wellness among African American Teens” by Eunicia Jones
  • “A Proposed Intervention to Address Homicide and Suicide among Black Female Adolescents in the United States” by Jacquaya Reel

Both Capstone proposals were very insightful, innovative, and culturally-competent!! Theses two capstone proposals are representative of the types of final proposals from all of our ERHD graduates.

Here is a photo of Eunicia “Niecie” Jones.

 Eunicia “Niecie” Jones

 

Congrats again to Eunicia “Niecie” Jones and Jacquaya Reel for completing your ERHD Graduate Certificate program.

New ERHD Graduate – Amy Lee — Receives her ERHD Certificate at MPH Ceremony – May 4th, 2018

It gives me GREAT pleasure to introduce our latest ERHD Graduate – Amy Lee,  Yesterday, Amy participated in the MPH graduating ceremony to receive her ERHD Graduate Certificate. She completed all of the ERHD courses (MPH 6005, MPH 6007, MPH 6008, and MPH 6009) last year and now finally received her diploma! Amy’s Capstone proposal entitled, “Renal Cell Carcinoma Community Based Participatory Research: African American Empowerment to Action.” was very personal and culturally innovative!! That’s probably why she is moving forward to start her doctoral studies at UNCG in a Community Health program!

I am so PROUD of her achievements and Amy’s strong desire to do something for her community! That’s why our ERHD continues to support and strive to train the next generation of ERHD students because we know each one of our graduates will make a SIGNIFICANT impact in the community and their professional jobs for years to come!!

 

Deadline for Fall 2018 Admission to ERHD Program – March 31st, 2018

As a reminder for all graduate professionals who are interested in applying and STARTING our ERHD program in the Fall 2018 semester, the due date for your application and accompanying documents are due March 31st, 2018. We are continuing to receive applications yet want to make sure that everyone has a chance to apply to our ERHD Graduate Certificate program.

Once we receive your materials, our ERHD Admissions Committee will review all of your documents and make a decision in April 2018. The ERHD Admissions Committee carefully reviews all applicants materials so that is the reason why we need all of your materials by March 31st, 2018. ECU’s Graduate school will also need a copy of your materials when you apply to our ERHD graduate certificate program.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email: baileye@ecu.edu

 

Deadline for Spring 2018 Admission to ERHD Program – October 31st, 2017

As a reminder for all graduate professionals who are interested in applying and starting our ERHD program in the Spring 2018 semester, the due date for your application and accompanying documents are due by Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. We are continuing to receive applications yet want to make sure that everyone has a chance to apply to our ERHD Certificate program.

Once we receive your materials, our ERHD Admissions Committee will review all of your documents and make a decision in November 2017. The ERHD Admissions Committee carefully reviews all applicants materials so that is the reason why we need all of your materials by October 31st, 2017. ECU’s Graduate school will also need a copy of your materials when you apply to our ERHD graduate certificate program.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email: baileye@ecu.edu

 

New ERHD Graduates – Amy Lee and Rebecca Cook

I want to recognize the accomplishments of our LATEST ERHD graduates and now ERHD Alumni — Amy Lee and Rebecca Cook! Both completed their final class this summer and both are OFFICIAL graduates of the ERHD program. Amy Lee’s Capstone Proposal entitled, “Renal Cell Carcinoma: Community-Based Participatory Research: African American Empowerment to Action AND Rebecca Cook’s Capstone Proposal entitled, “Investigation of Impacts of Familial Structure Project.” Both Capstone proposals were phenomenal and captured the primary purpose of our ERHD program — Investigate and Solve Ethnic Health and Health Disparity issues!

ERHD Program Honoring – Kelly Bass

Kelly Bass

Selfie with Kelly

Last year, I started a new tradition with the ERHD program and it involved HONORING — Ms Kelly Bass. Kelly is our extra special ERHD STUDENT ADMINISTRATOR and ERHD COURSE ADMINISTRATOR who helps me with all the internal administrative activities related to student enrollment, student graduation, course arrangement, and course implementation into the ECU system. Kelly is the key person who regularly assist me with the overall operations of the ERHD program. Of course, Kelly is the Department of Public Health student coordinator first and then assist me with my ERHD program.

So this is the 2ND YEAR in which I HONOR Kelly Bass for all her knowledge and hardwork that she has provided the ERHD program with a special luncheon at our favorite local eatery – Mi Cabana!

New 2017 ERHD Graduate – Peyton Taylor

It gives me great pleasure to ANNOUNCE ANOTHER one of our OUTSTANDING new ERHD graduates – Peyton Taylor! It has been a very busy month for Peyton because she not only graduated from ECU with her Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) and received her ERHD Certificate from our ERHD program YET she also started a brand new job at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in the Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch as a Disease Intervention Specialist!!

Please go to our ERHD Facebook page and give Peyton a Like and Congratulations!! The ERHD Program officially says – Way to go Peyton!!

 New 2017 ERHD graduate – Peyton Taylor

2017 SPRING GRADUATION CEREMONY – THREE ERHD GRADUATES – Taylor Miron, Melissa Harrell, and Peyton Taylor

Wow… what a fantastic surprise when I learned that the ERHD program had actually 3 graduates during the MPH graduate ceremony at Brody auditorium. The three graduates were – Taylor Miron, Melissa Harrell and Peyton Taylor!

Once Taylor received her recognition, I requested that our other two graduates – Melissa Harrell and Peyton Taylor come to the stage and take a photo with me and Chairperson Dr. Ronny Bell.

Our ERHD program has a lot to be PROUD OF on this day of graduation!!

 ERHD 2017 Spring Graduates

New 2017 ERHD Graduate – Taylor Miron

This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative. Taylor Miron – 2017 ERHD Graduate

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the ERHD program has a new graduate – Taylor Miron. Taylor completed all of the coursework for the ERHD program and concluded with a Capstone project entitled, “The Relationship Between Poverty & Violence: A Qualitative Study.” Taylor also completed her Master’s in Health Education & Promotion at East Carolina University while taking my ERHD courses.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Admissions – Due Date March 31st, 2017

As Director of the ERHD program, I am pleased to announce that our program is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the Fall 2017 Admissions. The ERHD graduate certificate online program remains the ONE and ONLY graduate certificate program in the United States focuses specifically on ethnic and rural health disparities. The ERHD graduate certificate online program uses the latest online technology to train public health and medical health professionals in not only obtaining additional expertise in ethnic and rural health disparities but also in developing culturally competent solutions for specific health disparity populations. For a complete overview and introduction to our ERHD program, please go to our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/erhd

Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities Graduate Certificate Online Program

The three major objectives of the ERHD certificate program are to get graduates to:

1. Identify ethnic and rural health disparity issues;

2. Analyze more comprehensively ethnic and rural health disparity issues; and

3. Develop more culturally competent projects, plans and policies that are designed for specific rural communities in the United States and communities around the world.

 

To obtain a graduate certificate in ethnic and rural health disparities, completion of 12 credit hours is required. The ERHD program consists of four online courses:

  1.  MPH 6005 African American Health – Summer 1 semester
  2.  MPH 6007 Global Public Health – Fall semester
  3.  MPH 6008 Ethnic Health & Health Disparities – Spring semester
  4.  MPH 6009 Capstone Experience in Ethnic Health & Health Disparities – Summer 11 week semester

 

Applicants applying to the ERHD program need to submit to our ERHD Admissions Committee, the following:

ECU MPH Students ONLY

  • Letter of Interest
  • Writing Sample
  • Recommendation Letter

Other Graduate Students

  •  Letter of Interest
  •  Writing Sample
  •  Recommendation Letter
  •  Transcript
  •  GRE or MCAT Score

Send all materials to:

Director Eric Bailey

ERHD Admissions Committee

Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities (ERHD) Program

East Carolina University

209 Flanagan

Mail Stop 568

Greenville, NC  27834

 

Due Date for Application Materials: March 31st, 2017

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me: baileye@ecu.edu

We are looking forward to a new set of ERHD graduate professionals beginning the Fall 2017!

2013 ERHD graduates.

 

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