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...
Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases
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...
Mass Spectrometer and HPLC troubleshooting<br />Managerial skills<br />Interpersonal Skills
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...
population molecular genetics and pharmcogenomics
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...
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
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...
Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases
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...
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...
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
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.
Her clinical interests include solid organ transplant management in...
Christina graduated from University of New England College of Arts and Sciences in Biddeford, ME in 2010 with a B.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude. She earned the Outstanding Student Award in 2010 from the Maine section of the American Chemical Society. As an undergraduate, she did research with Jerry Mullin, using spectroscopic techniques to characterize novel metalloles. Her current work, with Olgun Guvench, involves biomolecular modelling and protein-ligand interactions.
biomolecular modelling and protein-ligand interactions
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...
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...
<br />Community Pharmacy
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)...
Discovery of novel therapeutics (small molecule
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
Douglas H. Kay completed his baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Boston. He joined the faculty of his alma mater in 1958. He taught organic chemistry for 20 years. During his tenure at MCPHS he held several administrative appointments including chair of the Department of Chemistry, director of the Division of Scientific Studies and dean of Students (1979-1981).
In August 1981, he was appointed dean and professor...
James Krebs received his bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in. He is currenting pursuing a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership.
Dr. Krebs' diverse career includes practice in long-term care, community, and hospital settings. He started his career at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick in as a staff and clinical pharmacist. In 1999 he joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where...
<br />Hospital Pharmacy
<br />Community Pharmacy
Dr Lacroix recieved his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2005. He completed a PGY-1 residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center/Northeastern University in 2006.
After completing training Dr. Lacroix accepted a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at St. John's University (Queens, NY). In conjunction with this appointment Dr. Lacroix worked at North Shore Universty Hospital (Manhasset, NY) in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Lacroix worked in establishing clinical services with critical care and...
B.A. English Literature, Ball State University 2007
I support the Pharmaceutical Sciences department by assisting with:
- external grants
- J1 Visa Scholars
- departmental reporting
- proctor room reservations.
Regarding college service, I support the Academic Affairs committee. Ongoing college projects include proctoring students needing ADA testing services, helping to maintain the college-wide calendar, and ExamSoft technical assistance.
For University service, I am currently the co-chair...
Dr. Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UNE College of Pharmacy. Dr. Li earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2002. Dr. Li then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI, and an Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD. Before joining UNE, Dr. Li was a member of...
Kenneth 'Mac' McCall, BSPharm, PharmD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy. He earned his BS Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed a primary care residency with the Department of Veterans Affairs and OUHSC. Prior to moving to Maine with his wife and son, he was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Tech University Health...
I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. I have spent the majority of my career in hospital pharmacy management with some clinical responsibilities. I completed my Master's degree in Medical Education Leadership through UNE College of Medicine.
I am beginning doctoral studies in transformational leadership and hope to have a positive influence in pharmacy in the State of Maine and beyond.
My personal interests include: hiking, biking, and anything on the water. I play the piano, pipe organ,...
Hospital Pharmacy Management
I have been a licensed, Maine pharmacist for 38 years, and also hold a valid license in New Hampshire.
My career in pharmacy has truly been diversified:
1972: President of the Eta chapter of the Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity. I remain active in the alumni chapter at the college.
1974: Obtained my BS Pharm. degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and returned to Maine to practice pharmacy.
1974 - 1994: Worked for LaVerdiereÕs Super Drug Stores, a family-owned...
Retail Pharmacy Management<br />Government Affairs<br />Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs)<br />Pharmacy Group Purchasing Organizations<br />Maine Pharmacy Association Board<br />Association Management/Administration<br />Meeting Planning<br />Maine Boa
Prior to joining the University of New England School of Pharmacy, Leslie was a clinical pharmacist specialist in adult medicine at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. During her time, she developed the medication reconciliation program for the facility and provided clinical insight for the multidisciplinary medicine teams. She precepted pharmacy students and residents in adult medicine and served as adjunct clinical faculty at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. She was a member of...
public health and clinical program evaluation
management and analysis of health data
Dr. Lisa Pagnucco joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice after many years of providing direct patient care. She has many areas of professional interest, all of which support her commitment as a patient advocate. Some of these include medication safety, reconciliation and adherence, health literacy, interprofessional education, and effective communication with patients and other health care providers. She will be precepting an ambulatory clinic practice site in the Portland area. ...
Dr. John Redwanski received is Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Ball State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. He subsequently completed a specialized residency in drug information at Nova Southeastern University.
John worked as director of drug information at Hampton University for five years before joining UNE. He now acts as the student ASHP liaison and is involved in the national and state ASHP chapters. John has garnered the Preceptor of the Year award...
Complementary alternative medicines
Dr. Stephen Rolfe joined the University of New England, College of Pharmacy in July 2011 as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Rolfe is originally from Millinocket, Maine and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 2007. After graduation, he completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL followed by a specialty residency in Critical Care at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. Prior to joining the University...
Adult Critical Care/Trauma
After spending 25 years in sales and marketing with several of the top companies in the healthcare industry, during wihich time I received Masters degrees in Psychology and Business, I transitioned to higher education in 1999. I received my EdD from the University of Pennsylvania and was Chair and then Associate Dean of the Mayes College of Business and Healthcare Policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia from 2000-2008. I joined the new College of Pharmacy at UNE...
Structure of the Healthcare Industry
Dr. Selvage earned a BSc in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1986, a MPhil in Biology/Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1996, and a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Montana in 2001.
After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, he took a position as an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University in 2004. Dr. Selvage joined the University of New England as...
Dr. Sherwood earned her B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees at the University of Connecticut. She completed her residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice and psychopharmacology at Nova Southeastern University and South Florida State Hospital, and in 2007 was named the Resident of the Year by the South Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist.
She comes to UNE after serving as Assistant Professor for the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University...
Dr. Sarah Smith graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston. After graduation, Dr. Smith worked as a community pharmacist for three years before deciding to pursue a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. After completing her residency at the VA Maine Healthcare System in Augusta, Dr. Smith joined the UNE College of Pharmacy. She currently teaches in all 3 years of the PharmD curriculum, including instructor roles in Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Patient Assessment, Self-Care...
- Accounts Payable; Credit Card Reconciliation; Budget/Banner Reconciliation
- Travel and Professional Development
- Yearbook Advisor
- Administrative Support for Pharmacy Practice department chair and vice-chair
- Serves on the following committee: Website and Social Media
Dr. Deborah Sturpe joined the faculty at the University of New England College of Pharmacy as an Associate Clinical Professor in 2014. She is a PharmD graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed a general pharmacy practice residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a family medicine specialty residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center / St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She became a faculty member at the University of...
Curriculum development and instructional design; learner ; faculty development; program evaluation; qualitative research; educational technology and distance learning.
Dr. Sullivan earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University's Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She received her teaching certificate and completed a PGY-1 Community Practice/Ambulatory Care residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Kroger Patient Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Sullivan served as the inaugural AFPE-NACDS Foundation Faculty Fellow in Community Pharmacy Practice. Prior to joining the University of New England in 2011, Dr. Sullivan was a faculty member at the University...
Ambulatory Care and Community Pharmacy Practice<br />Medication Therapy Management
Dr. Steven 'Steev' C. Sutton received his B.S. Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Sutton, a Rho Chi member, worked as a retail pharmacist in Harvard Square for a year before returning to school. After graduate school he joined the General Pharmaceutics Group, Ciba-Geigy (Ardsley, NY), for several years. In the mid-eighties, Dr. Sutton and his family moved to Lawrence, KS for a...
Larry Sweeney earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1981. He has practiced in both retail pharmacy and hospital pharmacy, and is currently a pharmacy manager at a mass merchandiser pharmacy in Massachusetts. While working full-time as a pharmacist, he attended law school at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and earned his Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) in 1991. He currently maintains a private law practice part-time while continuing to work...
Pharmacy Law:<br />Federal Regulations/Statutes<br />Pharmacy Liability Law
Mike Takach earned his BS Pharmacy from Northeastern University where he is currently a MasterÕs of Science candidate in Health Informatics. He has been an active contributor in the pharmacy industry for over 20 years. His depth of experience includes pharmacy operations, ambulatory care and plan administration in the managed care, retail, mail order and medical group practice settings.
He gained this experience through key management positions, including VP of Pharmacy Services at MartinÕs Point Health Care as well as...
Pharmacy Benefit Management
Clinical Pharmacy Interventions
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Integration
Contract Negotiations/ Management
Budgeting/ Trending/ Forecasting
Dr. Teter joined the College of Pharmacy in 2010 as an Assistant Professor specializing in Psychopharmacology. In addition to being a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, he has completed both clinical training (Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and formal research training (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor _ funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse).
RESEARCH interests: (1) Clinical research: patient-focused approach to explore medication taking behaviors and attitudes among...
Prescription Drug Abuse
Dr. Cory Theberge is a native of Harpswell, Maine and attended Bates College before obtaining an MS degree in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire. During his time as a medicinal chemist at Merck and Co. he completed his Ph.D. through the Merck Doctoral Study Program and continued lab research at Merck until moving back to Maine in 2009. Dr. Theberge teaches both medicinal chemistry and veterinary pharmacy...
Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
Camille Vande Berg earned her Ph.D. in French/Romance Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She has taught French, Spanish, Italian, ESL and literature at a number of universities in the U.S. and Europe. Her research interests include language teaching and learning, with a current focus on autonomous language study and self-assessment.
ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in French and Spanish
Advanced-level in Italian.
Responsibilities in addition to supporting the Office of Experiential Education:
Student/Preceptor rotation scheduling software; UNE/practice site requirements reporting; Alumni Outreach and information management; Communications: Social Media, NewsletteRx; Department and College Events as needed
Serves on the following committees: Website and Social Media Committee
Supports the following committees: ACPE Self Study Committee
Responsibilities in addition to supporting the Department:
Maintain department calendars; coordinate Clinical Affiliation Agreements with preceptor sites; manage department budget; departmental event planning; arrange department travel; purchasing; reporting, data entry and updates in RX Preceptor; student liaison for office; assist with college events when needed.
Serves on the following committee: CoP Wellness Committee
Supports the following committees: Faculty Affairs Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee, ad hoc hiring committees...
Dr. Worby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UNE College of Pharmacy. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Worby earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Dr. Worby completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center and a PGY-2 resident in the Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
Dr. Worby's current practice site is the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Maine...