East Carolina University
The state’s second-largest university shares a distinctive medical campus with the university’s School of Medicine, Colleges of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing and School of Dental Medicine. These institutions provide a rich context for education, treatment and medical research.
The university has one of the nation’s first telemedicine programs, allowing Operation Reentry to better reach soldiers and researchers throughout the state and beyond. Medical assessments in rehabilitation, psychiatry, audiology and other fields are made possible without an in-office visit using telemedicine technology.
The College of Allied Health Sciences is a key partner in Operation Reentry studies. The college has faculty and programs closely allied with the goals of Operation Reentry in rehabilitation, hearing and audiology, health care management, and occupational, physical and recreational therapy. ECU’s programs in marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation and physical medicine, sleep disorders and other areas also have key relationships with Operation Reentry.
ECU has demonstrated its commitment to the armed services and was the 2010 recipient of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. It recognizes employers for outstanding support of the National Guard and Reserves