Dr. Arafat obtained her medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. After finishing her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical pathology, she received her masters and PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She did her postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Dr. Arafat came to UNE from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after serving as a faculty in the departments of...
Associate Dean for Clinical Services; Chair, Department of Geriatric Medicine
(207) 602-2250 x207
Bruce Bates D.O., FACOFP, CMD is native to Maine, having been born in Bangor and attending Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri completing his postgraduate training in St. Louis. He entered in to private practice there and became Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at what is now Des Peres Hospital. In 1984, he returned to his home state of Maine to accept the...
End of Life Care
Clinical Skills and Standardized Patients
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Southern Maine
- Former Chair, Department of Professional Education
- Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis , University of Illinois Chicago
- M.S., Health Professions Education, University of Illinois Chicago
- Former Senior Associate in Program Evaluation, NERL
- Former Medical Photographer
D.O., M.S., M.Div.
Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine
The scientific and theological works of Age of Reason scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772); science and spirituality; traditional osteopathic medicine.
Vice President for Research and Scholarship; Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Co-Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function
Dr. Edward Bilsky currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England. He received his B.S. (physics) in 1989 and M.S. (Behavioral Neuroscience) in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in...
acute and chronic pain
M.D., M.S.Ed., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
- Associate Vice President for Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
- M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine
- Residency/Chief in Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center
- M.S.Ed., Adult Education, University of Southern Maine
- M.B.A., Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts
Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, is a graduate of Hampshire College, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Bove's research interests are focused on pain due to neural inflammation, including effects on autonomic axons. He has published manuscripts in such venues as Journal of Physiology, JAMA, Journal of Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, and Journal of Comparative Anatomy. He serves on various grant and manuscript review panels, and presents his research world wide....
pain of endometriosis
Dr. Brandt is a 1997 alumna of UNECOM and 2000 alumna of Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. She is certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and is currently practicing both at SMMC/PrimeCare Route 1 in Saco. She was Osteopathic Director of Medical Education at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency from 2001 - 2008 and was the founding Program Director of MDFMR's NMM Plus-One program and founding Medical Director of Maine-Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center from 2008 - 2012 when she...
Curriculum development and instructional design; learner assessment; faculty development; program evaluation; qualitative research; educational technology and distance learning.
Chair Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education
Course Director Osteopathic Clinical Skills I & II
Dr. Jane Carreiro is Professor and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine U.S.A. She is also the Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Carreiro’s practice focuses on osteopathic manipulative medicine and pain medicine in the pediatric population.
Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Research interests in Lumbosacral Anatomy and The Functional Arrangment of the Human Musculature.
pediatric musckuloskeletal medicine
innervation patterns of the spine sacrum and pelvis
Motivated business professional with over 15 years of dedicated customer service experience and more than 25 years in bookkeeping and record retention. Proven leader in Customer Service. Detail-oriented with the ability to problem solve. Combined this experience with recent education in medical billing and coding in an environment where accuracy and efficiency are a top priority.
Level 1 HCPCS
Level 2 HCPCS
Associate Chief Medical Officer, MaineHealth
- D.O., University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Member, Board Education and Research Committee, Maine Medical Center
- Member, Board of Directors, The Dan Hanley Center for Health Leadership
- Director & Faculty, Physician Leadership Development Fellowship, MaineHealth
- Interim Dean & VP for University Health Services, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2007-08
- President, Medical Staff, Maine Medical Center, 2005 -07
- Vice President Population Health, MartinÕs Point Health Care, Portland, Maine, 2005 _ June 2007
- Assistant Chief, Dept of Family Medicine, ...
Previous to her involvement at the University of New England, Dr. Col >served as a faculty member at Tufts, Brown, and Harvard Medical Schools. She has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous federally funded research, training, contracts, and conference grants that develop and test individualized web-based shared decision making interventions.
he is on the Steering Committee for the International Patient Decision Aid Standards collaboration, which develops standards for decision aids, and the Cochrane Collaboration's Review of Patient Decision Aids,...
Shared Decision Making
Clinical Decision Making
and medical informatics.
Dr. Frank Daly had been studying vertebrate retinal biology for the last 10 years and is currently an associate professor of biology at the University of New England. Dr. Daly received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University and subsequently held a research associate position at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston. Dr. Daly has research interests in retinal cellular biology with one project currently ongoing. Melanopsin in the eye of the Nassau Grouper: Preliminary study undertaken to...
Vertebrate Retina Anatomy
In Suit Hybridization
Assistant Professor of OMM
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine with special interest in posture
and injection therapies
R.N., LAC, ANP
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" ~ Gandhi
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate - University of Southern Maine (2008)
Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Simmons College Boston, MA (2003)
Oriental Medical Doctor degree - North American Academy of Advanced Asian Medicine, Santa Fe, NM (1996)
Certified:<br /><br /> Adult Nurse Practitioner<br /> Acupuncture
"We all think, feel, know, believe and have faith. It's determining the right order to use at any given time that causes the problem"
Fellowship in Gastroenterology - The Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Phila. PA (1981-1983)
Residency in Internal Medicine - The Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Phila. PA (1979-1981)
Rotating Internship - The Delaware Valley Medical Center, Bristol, PA (1979)
Doctor of Osteopathy - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Phila. PA (1978)
Certified:<br /> Internal Medicine
I started working in the Bilsky Lab during the summer of 2006 as part of the Federal Work Study program. I was interested in gaining the knowledge and skills required to work in a research environment. I quickly learned basic pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience techniques and was able to start my own project under the supervision of Dr. Bilsky and senior members of his laboratory. I graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Medical Biology in December of 2007 and...
I manage a variety of research projects and supervise undergraduate students in Dr. BilskyÕs laboratory. My expertise is in a number of assays assessing preclinical analgesic efficacy and side effects. I also help to organize and coordinate events for the
LaRee supports the Dean’s Office by developing and coordinating all manner of projects for the College.
LaRee was hired at UNECOM in 1995 in a secretarial position responsible for assisting students with rotation registration paperwork and compliance. She quickly transformed a paper and mail process into an entirely online operation. She coordinated the design and programming of a Web-based relational database that is key to the daily operations of the UNECOM Medical Education office. During her time as assistant to...
Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci is a Professor as well as the Director for Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), and Director of U-ExCEL (UNE~Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults. Her Learning by Living Research Project, a UNECOM signature program, ÒadmitsÓ medical students into nursing homes to live the life of an elder resident for 2-weeks. She also conducts research on older adult function, falls, and proprioception....
Gerontology/Geriatrics: Health Related Quality of Life
death and dying
Falls Prevention for Independent Older Adults and those with Visual Impairment (NIH Grant)
Learning by Living Nursing Home Placement for Medical and Health Profes
Dr. Haddon joined University Health Care for Kids in Portland as a pediatrician in January of 2011 after completing her pediatric residency training at Maine Medical Center from 2007-2010. During residency, Dr. Haddon served as a physician on the pediatric intensive care transport team which transported critically ill children from community hospitals across Maine to Maine Medical Center's pediatric intensive care unit. Also during residency, Dr. Haddon presented a grand rounds lecture on BPA exposure in children.
Dr. Haddon was born and raised in Rhode Island and attended Brown University in Providence, RI...
Newborn Medicine<br />Integrative Medicine<br />Adolescent Medicine<br />Hospitalist Medicine<br />Education<br />
Katherine Hanlon, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in UNECOM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hanlon earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2012 after completing a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, also at the UA. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Hanlon holds a dual role in education and research at UNECOM- she teaches biochemistry in the medical program...
Clinical Instructor of Geriatrics
"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)
Certified:<br /> Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
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
I am a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and am currently enrolled in the MMEL program here at UNE.
I work in the Academic Affairs performing a variety of tasks. I have had extensive training in Microsoft Excel and Word and have trained my office in both of those programs. I work on Blackboard and with the scheduling calendars. I work with Adobe
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.
Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College...
CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology
"I'm very lucky to love what I do for work. Every day is different and challenging. I find working with the geriatric population to be very rewarding."
MSN Adult Nurse Practitioner - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (2004)
BSN - University of Southern Maine School of Nursing (1997)
Certified:<br /> Adult Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB in Neuroscience at Brown University in 1991 and went on to complete his PhD with Dr. David Bereiter at Brown in the Department of Biology and Medicine, Section of Physiology and Neurobiology in 1997. As a graduate student, Dr. Meng characterized corneal sensitive neurons within the spinal trigeminal nucleus, examining the spatial and electrophysiological properties with which corneal stimulation is encoded. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Meng worked as a postdoctoral fellow with...
Neuroscience; pain; headache; ocular pain; addiction.
Director Department of Continuing Medical and Professional Education
Program and grant management
Healthcare workforce development
Domestic and sexual violence intervention and education
Meg Nadeau is currently the Healthy Maine Partnership Project Director for Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC). CHCC is a local Healthy Maine Partnership serving the Maine communities of Arundel, Biddeford, Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach and Saco; working to promote tobacco prevention and cessation, substance abuse prevention, physical activity and nutrition in the community and schools. She previously worked at UNE as a Fitness Specialist and Employee Wellness Program Coordinator before leaving to attend graduate school. Meg is also certfied...
tobacco prevention- policy development and implementation
physical activity promotion
childhood lead poisoning prevention
bicycle safety eduction
Clinical Instructor of Geriatrics
"Relationships with patients, staff and colleagues bring meaning & satisfaction to this work, which takes place in an often chaotic & distracting health care world. My superb colleagues at MatureCare inspire me to keep striving for excellence in my practice."
MSN Simmons College ~ 1998
BSN Salem State College ~ 1978
A.B. Classical Languages, College of the Holy Cross, 1967 -- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969 -- Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969-1970 -- Harvard Medical School, 1970-1971 -- Research Assistant, Maine Medical Center Research Department, 1971-1974 -- Ph.D. in Physiology, Dartmouth College, 1979 -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Department of Research, 1978-1980 -- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980-present (Assistant Professor, 1980-1984 -- Associate Professor, 1984-1990 -- Professor, 1990-present --...
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.
Vanessa’s research interests range broadly from ecological phycology to environmental chemistry. The smallest organisms are responsible for the largest global processes. For example, microscopic marine organisms are responsible for the majority of the oxygen we breathe and largely for sequestering certain greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere.
Currently she manages the Microscope Core Facility where she acts as a Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope Technician for the University of New England, which funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant #...
digital image analysis
Assistant Professor of OMM, GME Program Director
Residency: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's- Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation (NMM/OMM) 2010
Internship: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine at Mercy Hospital, Portland Maine
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2007
Additional Graduate Work:
Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health, Western Michigan University 2003
M.S. Medical Education and Leadership (MMEL) University of New England 2010
Undergraduate Work: B.S. Western Michigan University 2002...
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Residency training in NMM/OMM
Medical Education and Leadership
Dr. Porreca obtained his Ph.D. in 1982 at Temple University, Philadelphia. Following post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia before returning to the University of Arizona in 1985. He became Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona in 1990. He has received many awards and recognition for his research, including Founder's Day Speaker at the University of Arizona in 2001, F.W. Kerr Award from the American...
Neurobiology of acute and pathological pain including neuropathic pain
neurobiology of opioids
and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.
Director of Clinical Research, Rheumatology Associates
Medical Director: Aserela; a Sudanese led organization committed to improving education and health in Southern Sudan
Vice President: Island Health Center Board of Directors, Peaks Island, Maine.
Diagnosis and management of auto-immune disorders
with an emphasis on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
In my 6 plus years working for COM I used Blackboard extensively and I manage all of COMÕs Courses/Systems. In 2012/2013 we implemented all of our online exams using ExamSoft. In 2008/2009 the college implemented the Automated Response System, Delivered our End of Service Exams online using Blackboard, and created a Virtual Microscopy Site.
The success of our entire curriculum being delivered online using Blackboard has allowed me to assist in training many departments in the University including the Nurse...
Technology integration and classroom assistance. Curriculum instructional design support for Blackboard/WebCT courses in COM
and MMEL online graduate Programs. Management
maintenance and training of Faculty and Staff for COM's Online Course Manag
clinical infectious diseases
and the use and abuse of antibiotics. Primary care provider & clinical infectious disease consultant for 25 years; now teaching full-time. Attending in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases (1976-199
Medical Education and Leadership
Electroconvulsive Therapy and other Somatic Treatments
Test Item Development and Cognitive Testing
College Student Mental Health
Rural Psychiatric Practice
I’ve been told that you can usually hear me before you see me…. that infectious, belly laugh of mine always gives me away! Having been blessed with a quick, dry wit, I’m usually able to make those around me laugh (or at least smile).
Born and raised in New England, I graduated from the University of Lowell in 1987 and then UNECOM in 1991. My first practice was at Swift River Health Care in Rumford Maine in...
During his initial graduate training at the Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Streicher studied the role of a Serotonin Transporter polymorphism in anxious behavior in rhesus monkeys. Upon completion of his Masters, he transitioned into a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. StreicherÕs dissertation work focused on the role of the mid-level kinase cascades, namely p38 MAPK and MK2, in translating stress signals into pathophysiology, particularly through downstream regulation of the enzyme COX-2.
Molecular and cell biology
cell signal transduction
drug discovery and development
molecular pharmacology (opioid focus)
integrated physiology (especially pain and cardiac systems).
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
ÒDr. T.Ó graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1997 with a double major in Biology and Psycholgy before coming to medical school at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with honors in 2003. He worked in a pre-medical internship at Boston Medical Center Department of Pediatrics focused on pediatric medical advocacy projects including adolescent obesity, cultural differences in accessing health care, and spirituality in pediatrics. His love of Maine kept him here...
Hospitalist and international medicine.
I come from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and I studied biochemistry at Harvard College, starting my research career purifying clathrin proteins from sheep brain at Harvard Medical School. I continued my studies as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA where I studied the role of DNA methylation in the development of the mouse, working in the lab of Rudolf Jaenisch. I then switched to developmental neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory...
Jenifer Van Deusen holds a B.S. in Education from Lesley College and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She has completed extensive additional academic work and study in educational leadership, organizational development and systems thinking.
Jen's passion for learning and teaching when she met A.S. Neill, founder of the radical progressive school, Summerhill. During her rich and varied career, Jen has been a teacher in Northern California, a consultant with the Maine Department of Education,...
Curriculum/ instruction/ assessment; Grant writing; Organization development; Professional development.
MPH, MS, MPP, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Karen Weiss, pediatric nurse practitioner, is the newest addition to the University Health Care for Kids family. Born and raised in a suburb north of Boston, Karen has spent the past 20 years testing the waters of CaliforniaÕs Bay Area. There, she received mastersÕ degrees in public health and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Later, she returned to the University of California, San FranciscoÕs School of Nursing to become a pediatric nurse practitioner with a specialty in...
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Zamboni joined University Health Care for Kids in August of 2008 after finishing her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center. She trained at the Barbara Bush ChildrenÕs Hospital of Maine Medical Center from 2005 through June of 2008. While at MMC, she participated in the Pediatric Transport Team, transporting critically ill children from smaller hospitals in Maine to Maine Medical CenterÕs Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Other projects included advocating for SCHIP (State ChildrenÕs Health Insurance Program) reauthorization and lecturing...
Adolescent Medicine<br />Childhood Obesity<br />Newborn Care