Dr. Holden is a certified Family Medicine physician who has additional training in integrative medicine modalities that include yoga (RYT200+), herbs and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She completed her residency training at Maine Dartmouth's Family Medicine Program in Augusta, where her care focused on helping opioid-dependent mothers through pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. She's worked in integrative medicine clinics in Maine and Massachusetts and completed Harvard Medical School's Integrative Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. At UNECOM, she teaches Osteopathic Clinical Knowledge & Skills,... Read More
Maternal Child Health
"Life is a series of trade offs!"
Family Nurse Associate Program - University of Southern Maine, Portland (1976)
Diploma - Eastern Maine Medical Center School of Nursing, Bangor (1969)Read More
Certified:<br /> Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Houseknecht's career, which has spanned academic and corporate research envirnonments, has focused on her unwavering passion around the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, including pharmaceutical, biologic and nutritional therapies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Houseknecht's current research is focused on 1) identifying mechanisms underlying endocrine and metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications and the implications of off-label prescribing of these medications to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly; 2)... Read More
Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
Psychiatric Drug Pharmacology and Toxicology
development and regulatory
Medication induced disease
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More
Neurobiology of drugs of abuse
including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health
Research interests center around mechanistic analysis of pain, with a specific focus on cancer-induced bone pain, osteoarthritis induced joint pain and chronic pain induced by nerve injury (neuropathic pain). An important aspect of my research is using approaches that allow for mechanistic evaluation of affective/motivational aspects of pain and pain relief in the preclinical setting. Such an approach will lead to the discovery of molecules that can effectively ameliorate ongoing pain across various preclinical models of pain, including cancer induced bone... Read More
Research program on mechanisms underlying chronic pain
Suzanne joined the Department of Continuing Medical Education in October of 2010.
Her past experience as Account Manager at Lincoln Financial Group out of Fort Wayne Indiana gave her 20 years of Customer Service and administrative organization skills.
Suzanne is also a licensed Beautician. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.Read More