Perdue to swim in London Olympics

Lauren Perdue, daughter of ECU faculty member Tammy Perdue, will be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London. (Photo courtesy of the Matt Riley, University of Virginia Media Relations)

Lauren Perdue, daughter of ECU faculty member Tammy Perdue (Nursing) is swimming in the London Olympic games as one of four women on the 800 M free relay event.

She will swim Aug. 1, with hopes of making the finals scheduled for that evening. Following training, Lauren leaves for France July 21, where she will train for ten days before moving on to London for the games. Lauren is a senior at the University of Virgina.

Tammy Perdue teaches part-time in the Department of Undergraduate Nursing Science Junior Division.

The Charlottesville, Va. NCB29 news interviewed Lauren following her qualification for the Olympics. The interview is available at http://www.nbc29.com/story/18961682/lauren-perdue-looking-forward-to-london.

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Eight ECU women selected for BRIDGES 2012

Eight East Carolina University professors will participate in 2012 BRIDGES, an academic leadership program for women sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected were Rebecca Dumlao, associate professor in the School of Communication; Hsiao Ling Lai, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Amy McMillan, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; Tendai Ndabvonga, assistant director of the College of Business; Laura Prividera, associate director of the School of Communication; Teresa Tripp, assistant director of Laupus Library; Alethia Cook, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science; and Marieke Van Willigen, associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

The program provides intensive professional development for women in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen academic leadership capabilities. It is designed to help women identify, understand and move into leadership roles within higher education.

BRIDGES is held in four weekend sessions Sept. 7 through Nov. 10.

More information on the BRIDGES program is available at http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/bridges.

 

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ECU Guitar Festival, Workshop begins July 14

The 17th East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival and Workshop will be held July 14 – 17 in the A.J. Fletcher Music Building on campus, headlined by internationally known classical guitarist Jason Vieaux (http://www.jasonvieaux.com/biography.htm).

Preview performances by ECU guitar professor and festival director Elliot Frank are available on ECU-TV Suddenlink channel 99 at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/mts/EcuTv.cfm. (Select ECU TV On Demand for a menu of interviews.)

ECU guitar professor Dr. Elliot Frank directs the annual guitar festival and workshop on campus. (Image captured from ECU TV video interviews with Frank)

“I am especially excited about the quality of this year’s artist roster, which is superior to most events of this type,” said Frank. “The festival has become a landmark among summer guitar festivals and is a can’t-miss event for guitar lovers and concertgoers alike.”

Featured artists include Vieaux and Duo Spiritoso (Jeffrey McFadden and Andrew Zohn, who first performed in Greenville as part of the 2005 ECU Summer Guitar Festival), festival director Frank, the Akerman Teixeira Duo, Stephen Aron and 2011 festival competition winner Mark Edwards.

The finals of this year’s solo competition are open to the public. The workshop and camp portions of the festival are open to students ages 12 and up who wish to acquire or improve skills on the classical guitar.

For more information regarding the workshop or concert series, contact Frank at 252-328-6245, or by email at franke@ecu.edu, or visit www.ecu.edu/music/guitar/workshop.

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PA Studies names new chair

Dr. Alan F. Gindoff was named chair and program director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Gindoff was previously on the faculty at the School of PA Studies at the University of Florida. He completed his PA training at Wake Forest University. He holds a bachelor’s in zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska and a doctor of health science degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Gindoff’s academic and research interests include glomerulonephritis and migraine headaches. In the academic arena he is particularly interested in mentoring and remediation. As a result of the latter interest, in 2004 Dr. Gindoff established an academic support program at the University of Florida which has had positive outcomes for dozens of PA students. His past clinical experience has been in urgent care, family practice, emergency medicine, pediatrics and student health.

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Article details ECU Mini Med School

Brody School of Medicine faculty members Kathryn Kolasa and Annette Peery published “Mini-med school: Developing partnerships with the community and between health professions and students” in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.

The article provides an overview of the Mini Med School at the Brody School of Medicine, with details on the Mini Med School Health Fair, which included family medicine residences, medical and nursing students as well as participants of the mini med school.

The article is available online at http://jces.ua.edu/vol-4-no-2-journal-of-community-engagement-and-scholarship-page-61-mini-med-school-developing-partnerships-with-the-community-and-between-health-professions-and-students/.

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