Facilities

The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences

The Alfond Center for Health Sciences on U N E's Biddeford Campus

The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences is a laboratory and educational facility used by faculty and students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences. The Alfond Center’s well-designed chemistry and biology laboratories provide high quality instructional and research spaces that are equipped with a wide range of essential instrumentation and specialized equipment. Its human gross anatomy lab—used by medical, health professions and athletic training students—is a modern facility for cadaveric and fresh tissue study. The building also houses the Sewall Osteopathic Medicine Skills Laboratory, an open lab with 60 patient tables where COM, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training students practice manipulative medicine and physical examination techniques. There is also an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) health care department with four patient exam rooms in which Anatomy/OMM Pre-Doctoral Fellows and physicians meet with patients and hone their diagnostic and treatment skills.

 

The Pickus Center for Biomedical Research

The Pickus Center for Biomedical Research is a state-of-the-art biomedical research building that houses research teams of UNE faculty and student researchers. The 22,000 sq. ft. structure enables you to engage in important research as part of your curriculum, build upon the strong base of research that is already occurring at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and create opportunities for collaborative research with faculty from the other UNE colleges. The Pickus Center includes six laboratories, twelve faculty offices, two conference rooms, a lab tech office suite, and an animal vivarium. The facility allows COM faculty to dedicate themselves to educating physicians, graduate students and undergraduates while advancing the practice of medicine.

 

Stella Maris Hall

Stella Maris Hall, the original home to COM, houses the Office of the Deans along with various departments for the College. The back portion of the building was recently renovated to include over 12,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and office space. Neuroscience faculty from COM, CAS and WCHP share core facilities dedicated to behavioral phenotyping, electrophysiology, histology and molecular biology. The building also contains an animal vivarium, BSL-2 level laboratories and other laboratories that help support a multidisciplinary approach to understanding brain function and diseases of the nervous system. 

 

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy building on U N E's Portland Campus

The University of New England College of Pharmacy has 7,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research space. This facility is uniquely equipped for pharmaceutical analysis and includes a core facility for genomics, analytics and proteomics. A wide range of instruments ensures that any type of molecular analysis can be accommodated from inorganic to organic molecules; from charged to uncharged molecules; from small molecules to proteins and nucleic acids. The mass spectroscopy facility includes three LC-MS/MS, two ICP-MS, one LC-Q-Tof, one GC-MS/MS, and one LC-MS system. Various types of spectroscopic instruments include: two UV/Vis scanning spectrophotometers, a research grade spectrofluorimeter, a dual-beam CD spectrometer, a chemiluminometer, a dynamic light scattering particle size analyzer, and an SLK-200 Series Desktop NQR spectrometer, the first commercially available nuclear quadrupole resonance spectrometer, which has the potential for non-destructive analysis of solid dosage forms.