People

George Allen

George P. Allen

Pharm.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4075

gallen3@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
219

Dr. George Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the College of Pharmacy at UNE. Dr. Allen earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 1998. Dr. Allen then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Allen performed laboratory-based research examining... Read More

Expertise

Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics

Antimicrobial stewardship

Bacterial resistance

Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases

David Peter Barlow

B.Eng (Hons), P.G.Diploma

Research Technician III

(207) 221-4091

dbarlow1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building

Emigrated to the US in July 1999 from Manchester, UK, working for Micromass Inc. as a service engineer for their Mass Spectrometer line, living in CT. Moved to Massachusetts in June 2001, working for Charles River Laboratories in Worcester, as support engineer. September 2003 began work at Pfizer in CT for a third-party service organisation as team manager. 2005 working for a California based service company covering most of New England, NJ, NY and PA. March 2006 launched my own... Read More

Expertise

Mass Spectrometer and HPLC troubleshooting<br />Managerial skills<br />Interpersonal Skills

Director of Genomics, Analytics and Proteomics; Research Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

(207) 221-4078

dbrazeau@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
321

Daniel Brazeau is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.   He received his B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Toledo and earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (1989) from the University at Buffalo.  After completing postdoctoral training in population genetics at the University of Houston he was a research assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida and Director of the University of Florida's Genetic Analysis Laboratory in the Interdisciplinary... Read More

Expertise

population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics

Dean, College of Pharmacy

(207) 221-4500

gbrazeau@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
117

Before coming to UNE, Gayle A. Brazeau was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. 

Previously, she was a faculty member at the University of Houston and the University of Florida. Dr. Brazeau is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and serves on several editorial advisory boards for other scientific journals. She has... Read More

Expertise

Curricular assessment strategies

design and assessment of student learning.<br /><br />Biochemical and toxicological interactions of drugs or excipients with skeletal muscle following intramuscular or systemic administration and the role of myostatin in

Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of Latin American Studies Minor

(207) 602-2579

sbyrd@une.edu

Decary Hall
351

Expertise

Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics

Afro-Brazilian speech

Latin American Studies

Joel Coon

Pharm.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4140

jcoon1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
233

Dr. Joel Coon is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UNE College of Pharmacy. Dr. Coon graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with his Pharm.D. degree in 2004. He elected to pursue a pharmacy practice residency at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, followed by a specialty residency in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, CO. Prior... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases

Antimicrobial stewardship

Antibacterial pharmacokinetics

Viral hepatology

HIV/AIDS

Kim Cripps

Kimberly L Cripps

BS Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy Teaching Laboratories

(207) 221-4073

kcripps@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
203

 Studied 2 years at SUNY College at Geneseo (Geneseo, New York) then transferred to SUNY at Buffalo (State University of New York,Buffalo,NY) a year later entered the School of Pharmacy program. After graduating and receiving license, practiced in Buffalo and Rochester area before moving to Cold Spring(on Hudson) NY and working in the area of Poughkeepsie. In 1986 moved to Lawrence,Kansas and worked as a pharmacist in Lawrence and Topeka. In 1992 moved back east to Connecticut and worked as... Read More

John F. Curran

B.S. Pharmacy

Martin's Point HealthCare Pharmacy Manager

(207) 791-3756

johnc@martinspoint.org

Off-Campus

Expertise

Community Pharmacy Practice<br />Medication Therapy Management<br />Pharmacy Management

Renee E Dana

BA Business Economics

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4160

rdana1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
319

Responsibilities in addition to supporting the Department:  

  • Maintain Budgets for Pharmaceutical Science: Budget, start up, faculty mini grants and small faculty grants
  • Pharmaceutical Science Seminar Series planning and support
  • College event planning; including White Coat Ceremony, Annual Awards and Honors Ceremony, Graduating Class Awards Night and Hooding Ceremony
  • Website updating and maintenance
  • Faculty Travel
  • Administrative Support for Pharmaceutical Science department chair and vice-chair

Serves on the following committees: Awards and Honors, College of Pharmacy... Read More

Seth Davis

Research Associate

My undergraduate training was at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where I focused primarily on Psychology/Neuroscience.  I then went to Western Illinois University for my Masters degree in Experimental Psychology, where I explored attentional deficits in rats consuming high-fat diets, and potential reversible mechanisms with modern antipsychotic drugs.  I recently completed my Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Washington State University.  My main area of interest was sex differences in the analgesic and rewarding effects of morphine using a chronic inflammatory pain... Read More

Expertise

behavioral pharmacology

animal behavior

Margaret (Peg) Donovan

B.S.,Business Management

Executive Assistant to the Dean

(207) 221-4141

pdonovan@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
116

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Chief of Staff

Additional responsibilities: College and department budget planning and forecasting with the dean; grant accounting; college operations;  college event planning

Serves on the following committees: UNE Wellness,  CoP Wellness, Accreditation Self-Study, Student Affairs, Event Planning Task Force, Website and Social Media

Supports the following committees: Executive Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee
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Emily Dornblaser

Assistant Professor, Critical Care Specialist

(207) 221-4177

edornblaser@mail.une.edu

Pharmacy Building
215

Dr. Emily Dornblaser joined the UNE College of Pharmacy faculty in August 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacy Practice department. She completed her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. After graduation she moved to Philadelphia to complete a pharmacy practice residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a specialty residency in Critical Care Pharmacy.

 

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Expertise

Critical Care

Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair,

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

oguvench@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
317

Dr. Olgun Guvench joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in July of 2009. Before joining UNE, Dr. Guvench was a National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, where he trained in biomolecular simulation and structure-based discovery/design, including developing new atomic-resolution models for simulating carbohydrates. Prior to his postdoctoral training, Dr. Guvench earned a Ph.D. (2005) from the Scripps Research Institute, with a thesis titled "Theoretical Studies... Read More

Expertise

biomolecular simulation

Donald Hemphill

B.S. Pharmacy, MBA

Coordinator of Experiential Education

(207) 221-4083

dhemphill@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
225

Donald Hemphill received his bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and his MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix.

His career includes practice in the community pharmacy settings across New England encompassing all aspects of pharmacy.  He began his career as a staff pharmacist for LaVerdiereÕs Super Drug in early 1991. In 1994 he transitioned into a pharmacy career encompassing multiple roles with Hannaford Pharmacy before taking on a... Read More

Expertise

Experiential Education

<br />Community Pharmacy

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

(207) 221-4049

rhills@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
305

Dr. Ron Hills joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant... Read More

Expertise

molecular dynamics simulation

protein structure and function

multiscale modeling

Karen Houseknecht

Karen L. Houseknecht

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

Professor

(207) 221-4182

khouseknecht@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
308

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

Discovery of novel therapeutics (small molecule

biologics

and nutraceutical) for the treatment of metabolic disease

with specific expertise in diabetes and obesity; pharmacology and drug metabolism; pharmacology of G-protein coupled receptors and phosp

Elizabeth A. Huntley

B.A. Communications

Administrative Coordinator

(207) 221-4176

ehuntley@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
242

Manages all aspects of CoP pharmacy practice department operations including oversight of budget, procurements, special projects, day-to-day operations, contracts,  hiring.

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