The Department of Biomedical Sciences

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. 

Many of the professors also teach in other health professions programs at UNE, including the ones in the Westbrook College of Health Professions and College of Pharmacy, with anticipated connections to be made soon in the new College of Dental Medicine. All curriculums stress the importance of interprofessional education and health care delivery that is patient focused.

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

Research strengths within the Department of Biomedical Sciences include the neurobiology of pain, the limbic system and developmental neurobiology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. There is also a growing cohort of investigators involved with scholarship around medical education and osteopathic manipulative medicine.