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Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-3571

nnickerson@une.edu

655 Main Street, Saco, ME

"Relationships with patients, staff and colleagues bring meaning & satisfaction to this work, which takes place in an often chaotic & distracting health care world. My superb colleagues at MatureCare inspire me to keep striving for excellence in my practice."

MSN Simmons College ~ 1998

BSN Salem State College ~ 1978Read More

James Norton

Professor Emeritus of Physiology

A.B. Classical Languages, College of the Holy Cross, 1967 -- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969 -- Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969-1970 -- Harvard Medical School, 1970-1971 -- Research Assistant, Maine Medical Center Research Department, 1971-1974 -- Ph.D. in Physiology, Dartmouth College, 1979 -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Department of Research, 1978-1980 -- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980-present (Assistant Professor, 1980-1984 -- Associate Professor, 1984-1990 -- Professor, 1990-present --... Read More

Expertise

Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.

Joy Palmer, DO

Program Director, NMM/OMM Plus One Residency

Assistant Clinical Professor

jpalmer@une.edu

Alfond Center
316

Dr. Joy Palmer serves as the Program Director for the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) +1 Residency program and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM).  When not at UNECOM, she has a private practice in Falmouth, Maine, Falmouth Osteopathy & Acupuncture, where she specializes in NMM/OMM.  She has been involved in teaching at various levels since completing her residency program in 2008 including Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New... Read More

Jason Pendergast

Standardized Patient Educator

(207) 602-2510

Jpendergast2@UNE.EDU

Sanford F. Petts Health Center
123

Originally from Cape Cod, I moved north to attend the University o f New Hampshire-Durham in 1990.  Specializing in Recreation Managment, I worked for the City of Portsmouth Recreation Deparment from 1992-2010.  At that point, I went back to school to pursue my RN license, graduating Great Bay Community College in 2013 and then received my online Bachelors in Nursing in 2014 from Southern New Hampshire University.  In addition to this, I also was an HIV/AIDS educator for the Frannie... Read More

Daniel Pierce

D.O., M.SEd, M.S.MedL, CMD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Medical Director

(207) 602-3571

dpierce3@une.edu

Decary Hall
58B

1990 graduate of UNECOM, Board certified Family Practice (ACOFP),

Certified Medical Director through American Medical Director’s Association- Society for Post Acute/Long Term Care Medicine.

Interests include the care of the Long Term Care Geriatrics, Palliative End of Life care, Dementia, and the exposure of the Osteopathic Medical Students to these older adults.Read More

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNECOM; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts-MMC Medical School

(207) 774-5761

cradis@rheumatologymaine.com

Alfond Center

Director of Clinical Research, Rheumatology Associates

Medical Director: Aserela; a Sudanese led organization committed to improving education and health in Southern Sudan

Vice President: Island Health Center Board of Directors, Peaks Island, Maine.

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Expertise

Diagnosis and management of auto-immune disorders

with an emphasis on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

rheumatoid arthritis

and vasculitis.

Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2142

rreese@une.edu

Stella Maris
432A

Expertise

Clinical pharmacology

clinical infectious diseases

and the use and abuse of antibiotics. Primary care provider & clinical infectious disease consultant for 25 years; now teaching full-time. Attending in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases (1976-199

Erica robertson

Erica S. Robertson

MPH, RYT 200

Fitness Director, U-ExCEL

(207) 602-2199

erobertson@une.edu

Decary Hall
58C

Erica has been with U-ExCEL (Exercise & Conditioning for Easier Living) since 2012 when she began as Fitness Specialist and became Fitness Director in June 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where she studied Exercise Science, concentration in Health Fitness, and was a First-Team All-Conference recognized three-sport, division III athlete. She received her master's degree in Public Health at UNE in December 2018.

U-ExCEL is a comprehensive health promotion program created to serve older adults... Read More

Expertise

program development

Group Exercise Instruction

Functional Fitness

Geriatrics; mobility and balance problems; physical activity; fall prevention

Health and Wellness Programming

Exercise Testing

assessment

and Prescription

Working with Special Populations

Mark Schuenke

Interim Associate Chair

Associate Professor, Anatomy

(207) 602-2206

mschuenke@une.edu

Stella Maris
431

Expertise

Skeletal muscle architecture

Lumbopelvic pain

Human gross and microanatomy

Biomechanics

Nerve Entrapment

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