The Good Morning America program on ABC News featured an East Carolina University halftime surprise at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, when two young boys were surprised by their father, who had been serving in Afghanistan. The clip (watch it here) shows the entire family, along with a ‘photobomb’ by Peedee the Pirate.
According to a statement from the UNC General Administration, the family of President Emeritus William Friday has asked that those wishing to make memorial gifts in his honor consider a donation to the college or university of their choice.
While they expressed a particular interest in student scholarships, his daughters did not want to create a new university-wide memorial fund to receive such donations or determine how gifts would be used or distributed.
For additional information about memorial gifts, visit www.northcarolina.edu, which also provides contact information for giving opportunities at 17 UNC campuses.
East Carolina University employees are encouraged to sign up for electronic W-2’s.
Sign up is available by accessing the OneStop Tools page/Banner and clicking on Banner Self Service. Then select Employee, Tax Forms and Electronic W-2 Consent. Read the information and instructions, then select “My choice” and submit.
Download a PDF version of the instructions posted above.
Dr. Paul Toriello has been named the new chair of the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies at East Carolina University effective Aug. 1.
In the addictions and rehabilitation field since 1991, Toriello has worked as a paraprofessional, case manager and clinician. He also spent several years as the training director and then clinical director of a 108-bed residential facility serving adolescents with behavior disorders and substance abuse issues.
Toriello joined ECU in 2005 after four years at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He has directed the PhD program in rehabilitation counseling and administration since 2009, and has served as the College of Allied Health Sciences’ interim assistant dean for research grants since 2011. In the role of principal investigator, Toriello conceived and started an addictions treatment clinic in 2007, and developed it into a state-licensed substance abuse intensive outpatient program.
He has participated in more than $5 million in projects funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies. He is president-elect of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association.
Toriello earned his Doctor of Rehabilitation, specializing in substance related disorders, from the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He received a bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University. He is a board-licensed clinical addictions specialist and a board-certified rehabilitation counselor and clinical supervisor.
Toriello replaces Dr. Lloyd Goodwin, who served as interim department chair for several years on two separate occasions.
Goodwin facilitated the new department name change to reflect its expanded emphasis; combined two graduate degree programs to improve their visibility and reflect current and future practice; and initiated the application for a new national accreditation to broaden student recruitment and employment markets for graduates, according to Dr. Stephen Thomas, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences.
East Carolina University professor Kathryn M. Kolasa, Family Medicine, presented at two conferences in early November. She presented “Strategies that work: Treating patients for obesity in primary care,” at the Washington-Pamlico Medical Society, Nov. 3; and “Hot Topics in Nustrition and Dietary Supplements” at the Pennsylvania Family Physician Meeting in Franklin, Penn., Nov. 6.
Kolasa was also named to the editorial board of Clinical Nutrition Insight.
Find out how research in ECU’s Department of Construction Management could help tone down the roar of tires on busy highways in the November issue of ECU Today, now available online at http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/newblog/. This monthly newsletter puts urgent and detailed ECU news of the past 30 days at your fingertips. This edition includes a slide show of homecoming and a profile of a Brody School of Medicine graduate who has returned to practice family medicine in his hometown. Read more…
Dr. Rick Bamberg, former chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, died Oct. 24. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 28.
Read obituary at Wilkerson’s Funeral Home site.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with ECU trauma surgeon Dr. Scott Sagraves Oct. 15 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital about the 2008 death of high school football player Jaquan Waller following a head injury. CNN will air a documentary early next year on reducing head injuries in football. (Photo by Doug Boyd)
For additional information, visit CNN to air documentary featuring ECU physicians.
The Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity’s Gamma Gamma Initiative Class will host a Trunk-or-Treat and History of Halloween event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the bottom of College Hill.
Approximately 20 decorated vehicles with costumed fraternity members will distribute candy, tell stories of Halloween history, play games and paint faces for the children of ECU faculty and staff.
For additional information, contact David L. Batts, Department of Technology Systems, at (252) 328-9673, email@example.com.