The board of trustees of Coastal Carolina University granted Amy L. Edmunds the title of Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus of Coastal Carolina University on Feb. 19 to honor her ten years of leadership and service.
Edmunds retired as Senior Lecturer of Health Sciences in the Gupta College of Science in 2020.
She joined the faculty in 2010 with a research focus upon stroke among young adults.
During her tenure, she earned awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke as well as the National Institute for Minority Health & Disparities.
She conceptualized the Campus & Community Research Collaborative, an annual event to bridge academic research funding with community-based organizations. She also served as visiting international lecturer at the University of Koblenz, Remagen Ahr Campus, in Germany.
Coastal Carolina University is a public university located in Conway, South Carolina within the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. It serves more than 10,000 students with more than 80 majors towards the baccalaureate degree, 26 master’s degree programs and two doctoral programs.
“I am fortunate to enjoy a career so rich with professional and personal satisfaction,” says Edmunds.
Earlier this month, Edmunds was appointed advisor to the education committee of the World Stroke Organization. Since 2014, she has served its board of directors as a global representative of stroke support organizations.
Edmunds survived a cryptogenic stroke in 2002. Her graduate studies launched YoungStroke, Inc. as a patient advocacy organization in 2005. In 2015, she coordinated the first international scientific conference on this topic. It was sponsored in part by Mayo Clinic.
Currently, Edmunds resides in Halifax County as a consultant for digital communication applications in stroke care for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is a 1976 graduate of Halifax County High School.