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Selma Holden

Selma Holden

MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Care

Dr. Holden is a board certified family medicine physician who has additional training in integrative medicine modalities that include yoga (RYT200), herbs and OMM.  She completed her residency training at Maine Dartmouth's Family Medicine Program in Augusta, where she focused her care on pregnant women who were dependent on opioids.  She's worked in integrative medicine clinics in Maine and Massachusetts and completed Harvard Medical School's Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship.  At UNECOM, she teaches Osteopathic Clinical Knowledge & Skills for the first and second... Read More

Expertise

Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Maternal Child Health

Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

pholt@une.edu

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"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

Expertise

Certified:<br />&nbsp; Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Karen Houseknecht

Karen L. Houseknecht

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2872

khouseknecht@une.edu

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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

Expertise

pharmacology

Diabetes and Metabolic Disease

Psychiatric Drug Pharmacology and Toxicology

GPCR signaling

Endocrinology

Drug discovery

development and regulatory

Medication induced disease

Physiology/pathophysiology

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2403

djohnson@une.edu

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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

Expertise

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

longevity

Tamara King

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2981

tking6@une.edu

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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

Expertise

Research program on mechanisms underlying chronic pain

Diane Labbe

Coordinator, Research & Scholarship Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

(207) 602-2459

dlabbe@une.edu

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