People

Pharmacy Building

George Allen

George P. Allen

Pharm.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 221-4075

gallen3@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
243

Dr. George Allen is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the College of Pharmacy at UNE. Dr. Allen earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 1998. Dr. Allen then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Allen performed laboratory-based... Read More

Expertise

Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics

Antimicrobial stewardship

Bacterial resistance

Pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates

PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Clinical Pharmacist

(207) 404-8100 x1496

jbates6@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
224b

Dr. Jessica Bates is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Pharmacy at UNE.  Dr. Bates earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Husson Univeristy in 2015 followed by an ambulatory care-based PGY-1 residency at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) in Bangor, ME, where she continues to practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist.  Specializing in the areas of diabetes and anticoagulation, Dr. Bates was one of the first pharmacists in Maine to obtain a collaborative drug therapy management agreement with the... Read More

Expertise

Ambulatory Care

Anticoagulation

Diabetes

Steven Eric Byrd

Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of Latin American Studies Minor

(207) 602-2579

sbyrd@une.edu

Decary Hall
351

Expertise

Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics

Afro-Brazilian speech

Brazilian food history

civic engagement and citizenship

Gurkishan Singh Chadha

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4182

gchadha@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
308

Gurkishan Singh Chadha joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in June of 2015. 

Dr Chadha received his B.S. in pharmacy from Panjab University in India, his M.Sc. in Drug Formulation and Delivery from Auburn University in Alabama, and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University at Buffalo in New York.... Read More

Expertise

Pharmacokinetics

Protein Therapeutics

Diabetes

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Hailey Choi

Hailey Choi

PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4123

jchoi3@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
216A

Dr. Hailey Choi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 community practice residency at the Center for Pharmacy Care, a pharmacist-run ambulatory care clinic, at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. After completing residency, she continued her post-graduate training in Academic and Research Fellowship at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in great passion for continuing her career in academia. During her fellowship, she practiced as a clinical pharmacist... Read More

Expertise

Ambulatory Care

chronic disease prevention

immunization

Diabetes

Kim Cripps

Kimberly L Cripps

BS Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy Teaching Laboratories

(207) 221-4073

kcripps@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
204

 Studied 2 years at SUNY College at Geneseo (Geneseo, New York) then transferred to SUNY at Buffalo (State University of New York,Buffalo,NY) a year later entered the School of Pharmacy program. After graduating and receiving license, practiced in Buffalo and Rochester area before moving to Cold Spring(on Hudson) NY and working in the area of Poughkeepsie. In 1986 moved to Lawrence,Kansas and worked as a pharmacist in Lawrence and Topeka. In 1992 moved back east to Connecticut and worked as... Read More

Renee Dana

Renee E Dana

BA Business Economics

Staff Assistant for Student Services

(207) 221-4158

rdana1@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
119

Responsibilities:  

  • College event planning; including White Coat Ceremony, Annual Awards and Honors Ceremony, Graduating Class Awards Night and Hooding Ceremony
  • Website updating and maintenance
  • Social Media - College of Pharmacy Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Serves on the following committees: Student Affairs and Awards, College of Pharmacy Well-building, Website and Social Media

Supports the following committees: Student Affairs and Awards, Student Progression... Read More

Continuing Education Office Manager

Office Manager of Continuing Pharmacy Education

(207) 221-4161

pdombrowik@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
242

  • ACPE accreditation for Continuing Pharmacy Education Programs
  • Safety & Health Committee Support Person
  • Process Lab access request forms
  • Travel & Professional Development
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Peg Donovan

Margaret (Peg) Donovan

B.S.,Business Management

Operations Manager

(207) 221-4141

pdonovan@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
116

Additional responsibilities: College and department budget planning and forecasting with the dean; grant accounting; college operations;  college event planning


Serves on the following committees:  COP Executive Committee, CoP Wellness, Accreditation Self-Study, Student Affairs, Event Planning Task Force, Website and Social Media


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Emily Dornblaser

Emily Dornblaser

Pharm.D., MS, BCPS

Associate Professor, Critical Care Specialist

(207) 221-4177

edornblaser@mail.une.edu

Pharmacy Building
215

Dr. Emily Dornblaser joined the UNE College of Pharmacy faculty in August 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department. She completed her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. After graduation, she moved to Philadelphia to complete a pharmacy practice residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a specialty residency in Critical Care Pharmacy.  As a founding faculty member at the College of... Read More

Expertise

Critical Care

Pharmacokinetics

Michela Fiori

Michela Fiori

PharmD, BCACP, RPh

Clinical Pharmacist

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 973-7966

mfiori@une.edu

Born and raised in Maine, Dr. Michela Fiori became interested in pharmacy at a young age as she watched her father and mother build and operate their chain of independent pharmacies which serviced long-term care facilities and the general public for over 10 years. As a child she carefully observed her father, a pharmacist, and in doing so developed a keen understanding of the positive impact a pharmacist can make as well as a passion for patient advocacy.

Dr. Fiori is a... Read More

Expertise

Diabetes Management

Anticoagulation Management

Preventative Care

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services

Smoking Cessation

long term care

Olgun Guvench

Olgun Guvench

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chair, Institutional Review Board

(207) 221-4171

oguvench@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
320

Olgun Guvench joined the UNE College of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in July of 2009. Before joining UNE, Dr. Guvench was a National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, where he trained in biomolecular simulation and structure-based discovery/design, including developing new atomic-resolution models for simulating carbohydrates. Dr. Guvench teaches biomedical sciences to Pharm.D. students and pursues research in the field of biomolecular simulation, with a focus on proteoglycans and protein-carbohydrate... Read More

Expertise

biomolecular simulation

Ronald Hills

Ron Hills

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4049

rhills@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
305

Ron Hills is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Since joining the College of Pharmacy in 2010, he has taught courses in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, computer programming and pharmacology. Dr. Hills' research specialty is in computer modeling and his personal interests include nutrition, which he often incorporates in his teaching.

Students working in Dr. Hills' laboratory use novel simulation methods to study the molecular biophysics of membrane protein systems relevant... Read More

Expertise

molecular dynamics simulation

protein structure and function

multiscale modeling

Karen Houseknecht

Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy

(207) 221-4500

khouseknecht@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
117

Karen L. Houseknecht, Ph.D. was appointed interim dean of the UNE College of Pharmacy on June 1, 2017.   She also serves as professor of Pharmacology in the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to joining the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Houseknecht served as professor and founding faculty member in the UNE College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Houseknecht’s career, which has spanned academic and corporate research environments, has focused on her unwavering passion around the discovery and development of novel... Read More

Assistant Director of Experiential Education, College of Pharmacy, Experiential Education

(207) 221-4153

lkopack@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
228

James Krebs

James Richard Krebs

BS Pharmacy, MS, PharmD

Assistant Dean, Experiential Education

Clinical Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4515

jkrebs@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
226

James Krebs received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  and a Doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. 

Dr. Krebs' diverse career includes practice in long-term care, community, and hospital settings. He started his career at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine as a staff and clinical pharmacist. In 1997 he joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital in... Read More

Expertise

Experiential Education

<br />Hospital Pharmacy

<br />Community Pharmacy

Natalie Leavitt

Staff Assistant, Office of Experiential Education

(207) 221-4162

nleavitt@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
225

Responsibilities in addition to supporting the Office of Experiential Education: Creating and sending attestation letters and required information for students to IPPE and APPE preceptors; enter data into RxPreceptor; run student reports; participate and assist with college events; edit student workbooks; assist with Intern applications; able to sign documents as a Notary Public. 

Serves on the following committee: CoP Wellness Committee, CoP Web/Social Media Committee

Supports the following committees: Faculty Development Committee... Read More

Wallace Marsh

Wallace A. Marsh

MBA, MSE, PhD, RPh

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Clinical Associate Professor

(207) 221-4126

wmarsh@une.edu

Pharmacy Building
220

Wallace Marsh is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of New England.  Wallace received his BS in Pharmacy and MS and PhD in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Texas.  He further earned his MBA and MSE from Nova Southeastern University.  Past academic appointments include as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation at the University of New England (2014-2016); and Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs (2015-2016), Interim Assistant Dean for Assessment (2014-2015), and Director of... Read More

Expertise

Biostatistics

assessment

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