People

Administration

dora mills

Dora Anne Mills

M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Director, Center for Excellence in Health Innovation

Interim Vice President for Research and Scholarship

(207) 221-4621

dmills2@une.edu

Dr. Mills currently serves as the Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Interim Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England, where she also directs the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation. She is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is... Read More

Nicholas Gere

Director of Research Administration; Director UNE Office of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2011

ngere@une.edu

Pickus Center
110

Joining UNE in February, 2005, Nick was UNE's founding director of Sponsored Programs.  Holding a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University's Public Management Program, Nick has extensive experience in the administration of sponsored research at organizations such as Boston Children's Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and New England Research Institutes, Inc.  He is responsible for working with UNE researchers and grant seekers to obtain external support for their research and... Read More

Expertise

Grant and Contract Administration

Research Compliance

Technology Transfer

Peter Herrick

Peter Herrick

MSEd, MPH

Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs

(207) 602-2258

pherrick@une.edu

Pickus Center

Peter Herrick has broad experience in sponsored project administration from his nearly 10 years at UNE, as well as from Boston College and New England Research Institutes, Inc. before that.  He holds an MPH and an MSEd. Among other tasks, he helps faculty and other researchers identify and secure funding for their projects, including understanding the assorted complexities involved in working with external funders, developing budgets and proposals, and working with university regulations and requirements. He divides his time between both campuses.

Peter typically... Read More

Full-time Faculty

Olgun Guvench

Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

oguvench@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

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. Dr. Guvench teaches biomedical sciences to Pharm.D. students and pursues research in the field of biomolecular simulation, with a focus on proteoglycans and protein-carbohydrate... Read More

Expertise

biomolecular simulation

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski

BA, MS, PhD

Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $9 million in external grant funding. James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including NBC’s “Today Show,” “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” and the BBC series “Rise of Animals.” His research was featured on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week in both... Read More

Expertise

Life history and population dynamics of sharks

skates

and rays

composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities

physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality

environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities

and trophic interactions between fish species

Affiliated Faculty

Teresa Dzieweczynski

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Animal Behavior Major

(207) 602-2578

tdzieweczynski@une.edu

Decary Hall
327

In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,... Read More

Expertise

courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav

Professional Staff

photo of Danielle Lawrence

Dani Deason

B.A., M.B.A

Executive Assistant, Office of Research & Scholarship

(207) 602-2080

dlawrence3@une.edu

Pickus Center
107

Dani earned her bachelors degree in English Literature from Ball State University in 2007, and her Master's of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in 2015. She began supporting the Office of Research and Scholarship and the Office of Sponsored Programs in the summer of 2015.  Her responsibilities include providing support for the Vice President for Research and Scholarship and the Office of Sponsored Programs, assisting with the annual HIPAA training for the UNE community (faculty, professional staff, and students),... Read More

Jennifer Malon

Jennifer Malon

M.S., M.P.H.

COBRE Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2517

Jmalon@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Jennifer received her B.A. in 2004 from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. Soon after graduation she started graduate school at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH. She graduated in 2007 with her Master’s in Animal Science. After graduation she began working in UNE's microbiology department in the College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D., and James Vaughn, Ph.D, where she managed Dr. Cao’s lab for 7 years. In December 2014, s... Read More