Privacy Training

The privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) set forth requirements with respect to the use and disclosure of protected health information as well as provide patients and research subjects with certain rights related to their protected health information. Annual HIPAA privacy training is required under the HIPAA privacy rules for ECU employees and certain students, volunteers, and contractors who provide services within a designated ECU Health Care Component.

Maintaining privacy of the protected health information of our patients and research subjects is paramount, and thus it is crucial that all relevant individuals complete the required HIPAA privacy training. Please read the following information below to determine which specific training you are required to complete. If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please contact the ECU HIPAA Privacy Office at 252-744-5200.

I. Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and Designated ECU Health Care Components

Annual Training

Faculty, staff and students are enrolled in on-line training through the Office of Institutional Integrity. Annual training is assigned to employees once a year. The training for students is administered through Canvas. Login using your ECU email and password. The training for faculty and staff is administered through Cornerstone. If you are not enrolled in the training please contact or call 252-744-5200.

New Employee Training 

The Office of Institutional Integrity provides training on Healthcare Compliance, HIPAA Privacy, and HIPAA Security regulations at new employee orientation for both the Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) and the School of Dental Medicine (SoDM). If you have or are a new employee or are a transfer employee to the Health Sciences Campus, please contact Paige Tyson (BSOM) at tysonp15@ECU.EDU or Demetric Clark (SoDM) at to register for New Employee Orientation.


OII also provides in person education sessions to departments as requested. You can request training here.

II. Non-Designated ECU Health Care Components

Faculty, staff and students from the following colleges/departments may refer to the designated contacts below for access to the HIPAA privacy training:

      1. College of Allied Health Sciences: Kym Jefferson at or 252-744-1106.
      2. College of Nursing: Dr. Alta Andrews at
      3. Department of Psychology: Dr. Debbie A. Thurneck at or Dr. Robert Carels at

    If your college or department is not listed please contact the ECU HIPAA Privacy Office.

    III. ECU Students Enrolled in the Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program

    Contact Elizabeth McAllister at

    IV. Non-ECU Visitors (shadowing, research, or volunteer experience)

    For Brody School of Medicine contact the BSOM Office of Generalist Programs: Dawn Robinson-Little at or 252-744-3484

    For School of Dental Medicine contact Brett Erwin at or 252-737-7161.

    Canvas and Cornerstone Assistance

    If you encounter difficulty logging in to Cornerstone or Canvas or require general support, call the IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866 or visit the Canvas Support Page.


    If you have specific questions regarding HIPAA Privacy, please e-mail the ECU HIPAA Privacy Officer at or call 252-744-5200. Training related to HIPAA Security can be found hereTraining related to Compliance and Integrity can be found here.