Screenings available during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Dr. Ann Schreier of the College of Nursing is part of a multi-disciplinary team at East Carolina University who has earned grants from the Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast affiliate to provide clinical breast exams and mammograms to the women most in need in eastern North Carolina. If you or someone you know is uninsured or underinsured, call 252-744-5267 to make an appointment. Grant funding is also available to assist with treatment for uninsured or underinsured patients.


Protect yourself from West Nile virus

With several cases across the country and a recent death linked to West Nile virus in North Carolina, state and local officials are encouraging residents to take precaution and become aware of mosquito-borne illnesses. “West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito,” said Dr. Alicia Lagasca, a clinical assistant professor of …


New lung cancer treatment offered at cancer center

Clinical trials of a new drug therapy will soon be available at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center for postmenopausal women with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina – the state’s leading nonprofit organization supporting lung cancer research and education – recently awarded $25,000 to hematologist/oncologist Dr. Sulochana Cherukuri to study the …


CAHS Alumni Develops Occupational Therapy Video for Navy

College of Allied Health Sciences alumni and Navy Occupational Therapist Lieutenant Junior Grade Trey Elam is sharing his passion for occupational therapy through a new video developed for medical officers and prospective occupational therapists interested in a career in Navy Medicine. Produced by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the video features actual occupational therapy …