The Department of Biomedical Sciences includes more than 20 faculty members from various traditional basic science disciplines and medical education backgrounds.


The mission of the department is to support the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's efforts to transform students into health care leaders who advance patient-centered, high quality osteopathic primary care medicine for the people of Maine, New England, and the nation.

Faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences continue to provide leadership for COM and the University in all of their academic pursuits including education, scholarship, and service. They work closely with medical education specialists in developing innovative, case-based curriculum for the first- and second-year medical students. 

With a strong emphasis on interprofessional education and patient-focused health care, many of the department's professors also teaching in the Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Pharmacy, and College of Dental Medicine.

Research and Scholarship

Faculty members within the department are also committed to the growth of research and scholarship at UNE. They are dedicated to engaging medical, health professional and undergraduate students in meaningful scholarly pursuits that enhance the educational experience while advancing our understanding of human health and disease.

Members of the department are closely aligned with, and actively participate in collaborative research with colleagues from UNE's other colleges and Centers for Excellence. 

Research Strengths

The department is also dedicated to growth of research and scholarship at UNE, with research strengths including neurobiology of pain, the limbic system and developmental neurobiology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and scholarship around medical education and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

U.S. News and World Report

The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its national leadership in primary care training and rural medicine. 

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