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The US Department of Education has awarded East Carolina University’s College of Education a Teacher Quality Partnership Grant to undertake a five year study of how teacher preparation can be retooled to improve student achievement. With the help of Pitt and Greene County Schools, the grant will help produce and prepare highly qualified teachers to better serve their students, especially in high-poverty and rural areas such as eastern North Carolina.
Dr. Michael Wheeler, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in the East Carolina University College of Human Ecology, is on the cutting edge of answering questions about the 12th largest cause of death in the United States: chronic liver disease. His research has led him to the potential benefits of a North Carolina staple in winemaking—the muscadine grape.
Being mostly rural with high rates of poverty, eastern North Carolina faces a high mortality rate compared with the rest of the state. Dr. Hope Landrine, the new director of the East Carolina University Center for Heath Disparities Research, is hoping to find ways to reduce these disparities.