UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin G. Cummings, a licensed cardiothoracic surgeon, was recently reappointed to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Board of Directors.
“Public service is a key value we emphasize to UNC Pembroke administrators, faculty, staff, and students,” Cummings said. “Serving on the Institute of Medicine board allows me to lead by example.”
Gov. Pat McCrory first appointed Cummings to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) board in 2014 during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. NCIOM is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of the state’s population.
Cummings also serves on the Board of Directors of Lumberton-based Southeastern Health, which includes Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
“One of my priorities as Chancellor is to expand the number of health programs available at UNC Pembroke for the benefit of our students and region,” said Cummings, who became Chancellor in July 2015. “My service on these boards keeps me engaged in the field of healthcare and allows me to identify opportunities for the university.”
Health-related undergraduate programs at UNC Pembroke include nursing, medical sociology, exercise and sports science, physical education and substance abuse counseling. Graduate programs include clinical mental health counseling and physical education. Additionally, UNC Pembroke entered into an Assurance Program in which East Carolina University will reserve a place for up to four qualified UNC Pembroke students in each entering class of its Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
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