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WCHP Research & Scholarship

The Westbrook College of Health Professions encompasses a range of health disciplines, including basic health sciences, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science, Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant and Social Work. In addition to these programs, we are constantly exploring new collaborative ventures with partners in UNE's other colleges and in the surrounding community.


Students learn industry practices in the new Occupational Therapy Lab at UNE's Portland Campus
The new Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) Lab opened in May as an all-in-one, collaborative learning space for Occupational Therapy students.

At UNE, a dynamic space for occupational therapy education

One corner of the room boasts a bed and adjacent table — another, a tub. Along that same wall, there is a full kitchen, complete...

Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, with students
Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of psychology (left), recently published research on a novel opioid analgesic in the journal Psychopharmacology. Stevenson is pictured at a recent conference with students (left-to-right) Rebecca Brackin ’19 (Neuroscience), Kylee Harrington (Neuroscience, ’20), Emily Payne ’19 (Medical Biology).

Novel opioid research by UNE’s Glenn Stevenson and former undergraduate students published in prestigious journal

Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of psychology and coordinator of the Neuroscience program , recently published a paper on the pharmacology of a novel opioid painkiller...

Artist and advocate Patrisha McLean at UNE on Feb. 10, 2020
Artist and advocate Patrisha McLean told her story about escaping an abusive relationship at an event held at the University of New England on Feb. 10, in association with her exhibit "Finding Our Voices," on display in Biddeford through February.

UNE hosts artist Patrisha McLean for discussion about domestic violence prevention

Artist Patrisha McLean never asked to be in the public eye, but when her husband — Don McLean of “American Pie” stardom — was arrested...