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Hwyda A. Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MSc. MEdL

Clinical Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2389

Stella Maris

Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

Ivy Bergquist

Ivy Bergquist


Research Integrity Administrator

Animal Facility Manager

(207) 602-2117

Pickus Center

Ivy completed her B.S. in Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. After spending some time working as a veterinary technician she was given an opportunity to explore the field of Laboratory Animal Research. Since that time I have worked to continue acquiring skills and certifications. Currently she is certified through AALAS at the LATg level and continue to earn credits to remain a registered participant.Read More


My expertise is primarily focused on various aspects of animal husbandry

animal handling

and rodent surgical procedures.

IACUC Administration

Staff Assistant

(207) 602-2036

Stella Maris

Hayley is excited to work on behalf of UNE COM in her new role alongside the Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services team. Her career at the University of New England began working in the Department of Safety and Security for three years before joining the Office of Graduate Admissions in the Fall of 2016. A Maine native, she graduated from Southern Maine Community College in 2008.... Read More


Kathryn Brandt

D.O., M.S., MedL

Chair, Primary Care

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2485

Decary Hall

Dr. Brandt is a 1997 alumna of UNECOM and 2000 alumna of Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and is certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  She was Osteopathic Director of Medical Education at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency from 2001 - 2008 and was the founding Program Director of MDFMR's NMM Plus-One program and founding Medical Director of Maine-Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center from 2008 - 2012 at which time she came to UNECOM to chair the Department of Primary... Read More

Sarah Breul


(207) 602-3555

SMHC PrimeCare - Saco


Community Health & Public Health

Program Management

Non-profit Management

social marketing

Mark Brezinski MD,PhD, CPT

Mark Brezinski


Clinical Professor

My entire career (and training), prior to joining the UNE team part time in 2015, has been faculty at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  This has been as a researcher, educator, and physician. 

Research- My group’s research can be divided into two areas, clinical and basic science.  

Basic: Our basic science work has been, since the early 1990’s, focused on the development and clinical application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). ... Read More




Internal Medicine

gait correction

scapular dysfunction


Vince Buonocore

Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Student and Alumni Services

(207) 602-2362

Stella Maris

Vin is originally from East Haven, Connecticut, he earned his BS in Exercise Science from Springfield College and his M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.  After spending more than five years as the Assistant Director of Orientation at the University of South Carolina Vin and his family moved back to New England to join the UNE COM team.

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Bill Burge

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 602-2485

Decary Hall

Dr. Burge is a 1993 alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine and 1996 alumnus of the University of Iowa Family Medicine Residency in Waterloo. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Burge currently serves with MatureCare as the Medical Director of Evergreen Living and Rehabilitation Center in Saco.

He was an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio from 1998 to 2002, before opening his own office in the San... Read More

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Immunology

(207) 602-2213

Pickus Center




Peter Caradonna

Manager, COBRE Histology and Imaging Core

(207) 602-2643

Pickus Center

Peter graduated from UNE in 2013 with Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and medical biology. Since that time, he has worked has a histology and microscopy specialist in UNE's Histology and Imaging Core. He is currently manager of the Core laboratory, which provides access to specialized instrumentation, technical expertise, and training for UNE investigators and students.Read More


Tissue embedding

Paraffin/frozen sectioning

Immunohistochemical/immunofluorescent staining

Protocol Development

Brightfield/Widefield Microscopy

Image Analysis and Quantification


Brightfield Microscopy

Epifluorescence Microscopy

Confocal Microscopy

Jane Carriero

Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine

(207) 602-2807

Stella Maris

Dr. Jane Carreiro is Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England. She is a Tenured Professor who has served as Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education, and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.She has contributed to many clinical texts and authored Pediatric Manual Medicine and An Osteopathic Approach to Children, both of which have been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Carreiro has received numerous awards for teaching and service including the 2015 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the non-pharmaceutical management of pain and other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in children. She holds board certifications from both the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Read More


pediatric musckuloskeletal medicine

innervation patterns of the spine sacrum and pelvis

otitis media

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

neuromusculoskeletal medicine

Robert R. Cawley


Chair, Specialty Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 662-2260





<br />surgical pathology


Program Coordinator

Tricia Cote is a Program Coordinator at Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) where she raises awareness about the risk factors associated with substance abuse in teens and lead poisoning in young children.  Before joining CHCC, Tricia worked in real estate as a Realtor as well as a property manager.  She was a substitute teacher and active in the school system as a volunteer.  In the past, she has started and ran her own non-profit and worked as a... Read More


Community and Public Health


U.S. News & 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.