An ECU faculty and staff blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 7 at the Student Recreation Center Court #5. During the academic year, students collect around 2,500 units of blood. The students have left for the summer, but the need for blood transfusions remains. Faculty and staff are encouraged to do their part in helping the community through this American Red Cross blood drive.
Chad Faulkner with Utilities Services administration received the 2011 Campus Operations Award for Excellence for service.
Participants in the ECU Summer Program for Future Doctors enjoy team-building exercises May 16 at East Carolina University. The program has traditionally given undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students working toward admission to medical school a chance to learn what medical education is like and to showcase their academic potential. This year the Brody School of Medicine is partnering with the ECU School of Dental Medicine, and three of the 28 total students participating plan to enter dental school. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
From left, Dr. Frank Serio, associate dean of the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Bobby Collins, chief of oral and maxillofacial pathology at the school, check Drew Ligon for oral cancer during a free screening session Tuesday, May 17, before the ECU-Old Dominion baseball game at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Ligon was one of 40 people who were checked by the ECU dental team. Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 12,000 lives per year, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)