Human Health and Disease

This research area focuses on facilitating advancements in scientific knowledge that can be used to develop novel and impactful interventions for major diseases that afflict citizens of eastern North Carolina. This cluster will focus on pathogenic mechanisms underlying diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, infectious disease and cancer, among others. The cluster will seek to enhance extramural funding success, scientific collaboration and research integration among the basic, clinical and social sciences.


Research Needs

4%

POVERTY RATE IN NORTH CAROLINA WHICH AFFECTS HEALTH CARE DETERMINANTS ACROSS THE STATE

#20

NORTH CAROLINA FALLS IN THE TOP 20 RANKINGS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR CANCER, STROKE AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE DEATHS

SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENTS ARE NEEDED IN SCIENTIFIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO PROMOTE OUR RESEARCH MISSION AT ECU

 

Short Term Goals

  • Create collaborative teams focusing on thematic areas in biomedical science
  • Facilitate the development of competitive proposals that will produce a sustained powerful impact on chronic disease research at ECU

Long Term Goals

  • Increase the number and quality of research applications submitted by investigators at ECU
  • Introduce new clinical interventions to address major unmet clinical needs of eastern North Carolinians

Research Approaches

  • Create a postdoctoral scholar position to support our research initiative
  • Secure extramural grants that support the cluster’s research mission
  • Develop and host intramural research programs and symposia

 


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Mark D Mannie
Co-director - Human Health and Disease