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Technology Integration Manager Years 1 and 2

(207) 602-2291

Stella Maris


Audiovisual technology

Information technology

jodie hermann

Jodie Hermann


Chair, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor


Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine

Internal Medicine


Executive Director - Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network

Director – Continuing Medical Education

(207) 602-2229

Stella Maris

Selma Holden

Selma Holden

M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine

Program Director - Northern New England Clinical Champions Grant

(207) 602-2468

Decary Hall

Dr. Holden is a family medicine physician who has additional training in integrative medicine modalities including yoga (RYT200+), herbal medicines, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  She completed her residency training at Maine Dartmouth's Family Medicine Program in Augusta, where her care focused on helping opioid-dependent mothers through pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.  She's worked in integrative medicine clinics in Maine and Massachusetts and completed Harvard Medical School's Integrative Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.  At UNECOM, she teaches Osteopathic Clinical Knowledge & Skills, and the Healer’s... Read More


Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Maternal Child Health

Behavioral Health and Wellness

Karen Houseknecht

Karen L. Houseknecht

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship

(207) 602-2872

Pickus Center

Dr. Houseknecht's career, which has spanned academic and corporate research environments, 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)... Read More



Diabetes and Metabolic Disease

Psychiatric Drug Pharmacology and Toxicology


Drug discovery

development and regulatory

Medication induced disease


David Johnson

Associate Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2403

Stella Maris

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More


Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

Tamara King

Associate Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2981

Stella Maris

Research interests center around mechanistic analysis of pain, with a specific focus on cancer-induced bone pain, osteoarthritis induced joint pain and chronic pain induced by nerve injury (neuropathic pain). An important aspect of my research is using approaches that allow for mechanistic evaluation of affective/motivational aspects of pain and pain relief in the preclinical setting. Such an approach will lead to the discovery of molecules that can effectively ameliorate ongoing pain across various preclinical models of pain, including cancer induced bone... Read More


chronic pain

susan lavigne

Office Manager - Continuing Medical Education (CME)

(207) 602-2408

Stella Maris

Suzanne joined the Department of Continuing Medical Education in October of 2010.

Her past experience as Account Manager at Lincoln Financial Group out of Fort Wayne Indiana gave her 20 years of Customer Service and administrative organization skills.

Suzanne is also a licensed Beautician.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.Read More

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Fitness Specialist, U-ExCEL

(207) 602-2061

Decary Hall

Hannah joined the University of New England U-ExCEL (Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) program in April, 2019. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine, where she studied Exercise Science.  Hannah has a passion for fitness and wellness and enjoys working with older adults.  Read More