Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to delivering innovative, interdisciplinary medical curriculum with expertise in pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, medical biochemistry, and molecular biology. The department’s faculty support a robust research program that investigates the neurobiology of pain, the limbic system and developmental neurobiology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, immunology and infectious diseases, and medical education.

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Administration

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Professor
Chair, Biomedical Sciences
Stella Maris Hall 331

Faculty

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Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 209
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Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stella Maris Hall 220
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Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Chair, IACUC
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 205
Associate Professor, Anatomy
Stella Maris Hall 328
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Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 207
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Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 210
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Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Stella Maris Hall 420
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Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 208
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Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 105
David Johnson
Associate Professor, Physiology
Stella Maris Hall 432
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Associate Clinical Professor
Stella Maris Hall 323
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Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Behavior Core
Stella Maris Hall 308A
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Associate Clinical Professor
Stella Maris Hall 327
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Assistant Teaching Professor, Biomedical Sciences/Anatomy
Stella Maris Hall 330
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Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function
Director, Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Stella Maris Hall 304A
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Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Histology and Imaging Core
Stella Maris Hall 203B
peter morganelli
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Stella Maris Hall 324
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Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Stella Maris Hall 203A
Tyler Redway
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences/Anatomy
Stella Maris Hall 318
Rebecca Rowe
Associate Professor, Microbiology
Stella Maris Hall 419
Mark Schuenke
Associate Chair
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Anatomy Content
Stella Maris Hall 418
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Stella Maris Hall 424
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Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Stella Maris Hall 319
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Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 206
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Professor, Microbiology
Stella Maris Hall 429
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Professor, Anatomy
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 117

Professional Staff

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Laboratory Coordinator/Manager
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 202
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Diener/Human Anatomy Lab Manager
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 132
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Research/Lab Technician
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 202
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Research/Lab Technician
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Office Manager
Stella Maris Hall 332
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Research/Lab Technician
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 202
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Surgical Lab Workshop Coordinator
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 246A
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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Pickus Center for Biomedical Research 202

Emeriti

David J. Mokler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology
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Professor Emeritus of Physiology
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Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The OMM Department’s focus is the integration of osteopathic principles and practice as well as OMM and neuromusculoskeletal medicine research. Osteopathic manipulative medicine, also known as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), is a hands-on diagnosis and treatment modality used to improve patients’ structure and physiological function in order to optimize the body’s ability to maintain health.

Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Faculty

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Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 317
Jane Carriero
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stella Maris Hall 224
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Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 129
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Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 131
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Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 318

Clinical Faculty

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Assistant Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 317
Garrett Edwards
Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 318
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Associate Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Sanford F. Petts Health Center 135
Nicholas Phillips
Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 129
Stacey Pierce-Talsma
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Clinical Professor
Stella Maris Hall 215A
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Acting Chair, OMM
Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 316
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 317
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Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 318
Greg Stevens
Associate Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 318
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 129

Professional Staff

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OMM Clinical Coordinator
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Office Manager
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 131
Oran Suta
Instructional Designer, Multimedia Medical Curriculum
Medical Illustrator
Adjunct Professor of Design and Illustration
Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences 246A

Department of Primary Care

The Department of Primary Care is devoted to the acquisition and practice of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for the promotion of the health of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. The Department includes the Division of Family Medicine, the Division of Psychiatry, the Division of Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine, the Division of Geriatric Medicine, and the Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition for York County.

Division of Family Medicine

Division of Family Medicine

The Division of Family Medicine is the oldest clinical division of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England. Since its formation, it has taken a leadership position in the direction of the clinical learning within the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Central to that undertaking has been the involvement of community practitioners in teaching, precepting, and mentoring students with the understanding that the practice of the science of medicine begins with a firm foundation in the art of medicine and the skills of the generalist.

The on-campus division members are supplemented by a number of practicing physicians and other practitioners. These individuals add their abilities, perspectives, and talents from the "real world" of medicine to the theoretical realm of the classroom. The result is a curriculum designed to meld the psychosocial aspects of care, medical humanities, psychomotor abilities, differential thinking, and clinical skills into a comprehensive whole, preparing for future practice and ongoing skill acquisition of the lifelong learner.

The University members of the Division of Family Medicine provide classroom education for years one and two in both Osteopathic Medical Knowledge and Osteopathic Clinical Skills and also serve as the course directors for Osteopathic Medical Knowledge in year two. Faculty also provide outpatient bedside teaching through the preceptor program and on an elective basis.

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine

Geriatrics and gerontology are areas of great importance at UNE and play multiple roles within the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University at large, the external community, and at state and national levels. This multifaceted division includes education, research, scholarship, and clinical services. 

Division of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatrics

The Division of Pediatrics provides and coordinates classroom education in pediatrics through all four years. The primary location for pre-clerkship experience is Intermed in Portland, Maine. This is also a location for third- and fourth-year clerkship opportunities.

Division of Internal Medicine

Division of Internal Medicine

The Division of Internal Medicine integrates the core concepts of Internal Medicine throughout the medical school curriculum primarily via the Osteopathic Medical Knowledge (OMK) courses and clinical rotations. On-campus clinical faculty provide course direction for OMK the second year and teach in both OMK and Osteopathic Clinical Skills. The off-campus clinical faculty includes hospitalists and office generalists who work with students to provide a range of expertise in their clerkships.

Division of Psychiatry

Division of Psychiatry

The Division of Psychiatry is responsible for not only integrating psychiatric medicine into the greater UNE COM curriculum, but is also in charge of leading the Psychiatry System as part of the second year medical knowledge course, as well as providing preceptorship experiences during any year, and supporting the development of third-year rotation sites and their educational curricula. The division emphasizes a comprehensive approach to mental health, with a focus on integrating mental health care into primary care medicine and also a focus on therapeutic modalities frequently encountered and used by physicians which make up a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare, including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, surgical, public health, and community/forensic approaches to mental health. The division is working in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences to collaborate on projects that overlap the fields of neuroscience and mental health.

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition

The Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) is the public health face of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, allowing it to turn its eye toward community service. The CHCC team provides outreach and education in chronic disease management, nutrition, and substance abuse prevention.

Primary Care Faculty and Professional Staff

Administration

Brandt
Chair, Primary Care
Clinical Professor
Decary Hall 31

Faculty

Cheryl Doane
Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, Department of Primary Care
Osteopathic Clinical Skills 2 (OCS 2) Course Director
Decary Hall 29
Marilyn Gugliucci
Professor
Director, Geriatrics Research
Director, U-ExCEL Older Adult Fitness/Wellness Program
Decary Hall 58E
Selma Holden
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Program Director, Northern New England Clinical Champions Grant
Decary Hall 30
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Decary Hall 34
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Project Director(PD)
AgingME/Clinical Professor
Decary Hall 58A

Clinical Faculty

Bill Burge
Associate Clinical Professor
Decary Hall 38
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Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Care
Decary Hall 36
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Decary Hall 58C
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Chief of Pediatrics
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Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Care
Decary Hall 36
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Associate Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Sanford F. Petts Health Center 135
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Decary Hall 40

Professional Staff

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Office Manager
Decary Hall 32
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U-ExCEL Fitness Director
Decary Hall 58C

Department of Specialty Medicine

The Department of Specialty Medicine consists of osteopathic and allopathic specialists in cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology as well as surgeons, surgical subspecialists, pathologists, radiologists, emergency medicine specialists, and OB/GYNs.

Department of Specialty Medicine

Clinical Faculty

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Chair, Specialty Medicine
Associate Course Director, Osteopathic Medical Knowledge 2
Associate Clinical Professor
Stella Maris Hall 317
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Clinical Professor
Discipline Director, General Surgery
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Chief of Pediatrics
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Assistant Clinical Professor
Discipline Director, Reproduction System

Adjunct

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Clinical Professor
Rheumatology