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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

(207) 602-2707

ebilsky@une.edu

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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...

Expertise

General pharmacology

neuroscience

opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain

addiction

neuropharmacology.

Geoff Bove

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2921

gbove@une.edu

Stella Maris
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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....

Expertise

Neurobiology

neuropathic pain

pain of endometriosis

human anatomy

neuromusculoskeletal diseases

homeostasis.

Professor

Chair Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education

Course Director Osteopathic Clinical Skills I & II

(207) 602-2898

Alfond Center

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.

Expertise

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

otitis media

Nananda Col

MD, MPP, MPH, FACP

Research Professor of Medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences.

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,...

Expertise

Shared Decision Making

Study design

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Clinical Decision Making

mathematical modeling

and medical informatics.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Professor & Director for Geriatrics Education and Research

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....

Expertise

Gerontology/Geriatrics: Health Related Quality of Life

death and dying

Functional Fitness

Falls Prevention for Independent Older Adults and those with Visual Impairment (NIH Grant)

Learning by Living Nursing Home Placement for Medical and Health Profes

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2159

khanlon@une.edu

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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...

Expertise

Biochemistry

pharmacology

tumor immunology

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience; President, RHL Consulting, LLC, Biopharmaceutical Drug Discovery and Development

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...

Expertise

CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

Stella Maris
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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...

Expertise

Neuroscience; pain; headache; ocular pain; addiction.

David Mokler

Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2210

dmokler@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of the brain; brain development; psychopharmacology; drugs of abuse; limbic system; dopamine and serotonin systems of the brain; the adolescent brain.

Professor Emeritus of Physiology

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 --...

Expertise

Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.

Assistant Professor

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.

For his...

Expertise

Molecular and cell biology

cell signal transduction

drug discovery and development

molecular pharmacology (opioid focus)

integrated physiology (especially pain and cardiac systems).

Professor of Anatomy

(207) 283-0171

fwillard@une.edu

Stella Maris
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Expertise

Pain mechanisms; spine pain; cervical and lumbosacral spine anatomy; problem-oriented learning in the medical school curriculum.

Colin Willis

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

(207) 602-2872

cwillis1@une.edu

Pickus Center
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Expertise

Blood-brain barrier vascular biology

neuroscience

neuropharmacology

microscopy (light

confocal and electron) glutamate excitoxoicity.

Barbara Winterson

Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Professor of Physiology

Expertise

Eye movements; vision; pain mechanisms; reflex motor control; neural plasticity; touch mechanisms; psychophysics

electrophysiology

Affiliated Faculty

Staff

Senior Research Associate, Bilsky Laboratory; COBRE Behavior Core Manager

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...

Expertise

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