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Portrait of Merrill Elias

Dr. Elias appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Hypertension

Merrill F Elias, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Emeritus Cooperating Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, has just been appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Hypertension (high blood pressure).   He presently also serves on the Board of Editors Hypertension and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.  He has served […]

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Portrait of Tamara King

Dr. Tamara King publishes two publications and invited to two lectures

Dr. Tamara King, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England and affiliated faculty in the GSBSE, publishes two publications and invited to two lectures recently in 2019. The publications are: Sannajust, S., Imbert, I., Eaton, V., Henderson, T, Liaw, L, May, M, […]

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Dr. Ryan Logan ’04, ’09G awarded first career R01

Dr. Ryan Logan ’04, ’09G was recently awarded his first career R01 grant as part of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry in affiliation with the UPMC. His project is titled “Sleep and Circadian-Dependent Mechanisms Contributing to Opiate Use Disorder and Response to Medication Assisted Treatment”. Dr. Logan graduated from the […]

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GSBSE T32 Announcement

GSBSE NIH T32 Institutional Research Training Grant 2019-2020 Awardees

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) T32 Steering Committee has chosen six current GSBSE PhD students as the first cohort of the UMaine GSBSE NIH T32 Institutional Research Training Grant. The awardees are: Nicklaus Carter, mentor Dr. David Neivandt of the University of Maine Sarah Holbrook, mentor Dr. Greg Cox of the […]

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Bomar NAGPS Legislative Action Days

Jon Bomar presents talk at NAGPS Legislative Action Days in Washington DC

Jon Bomar, a 5th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering degree program, and Director of Employment Concerns for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS), presented at the Fall 2019 NAGPS Legislative Action Days in Washington DC last weekend. His talk was titled “Fees and Financial Aid in Graduate School.” The conference included two […]

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Dr. Kathy Morelli ’18G publishes culmination of thesis work

Kathy Morelli, 2018 GSBSE graduate and current UCSD postdoctoral fellow, has published the culmination of her thesis work in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.  This paper provides proof-of-concept data for a precedent-setting gene therapy approach for dominant neuromuscular diseases. Pubmed link below: Allele-specific RNA interference prevents neuropathy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D mouse models. Morelli […]

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Six faculty awarded inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has awarded its inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants. Early-career faculty are currently the largest segment of faculty in the college. Recognizing the enthusiasm and vibrancy these individuals bring to campus, the college established the Biomedical Sciences Accelerator Fund to support faculty research projects that, in turn, […]

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Regan, et al. finds folded paper creates portable lab for field laboratory tests

Daniel Regan, 2nd year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student in the Howell Lab at the University of Maine, was first author in the recently published article, “Combining the geometry of folded paper with liquid-infused polymer surfaces to concentrate and localize bacterial solutions” in the journal Biointerphases. Under the mentorship of Dr. Caitlin Howell, Regan, et al. […]

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Three MSLS researchers expected to receive Ph.D.s

Three Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) investigators — Rachel Torres, Olivia Bogucki and Alexandra Wade — are expected to be awarded Ph.D.s at the end of this summer. Torres, who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a double major in anthropology, summa cum laude, in 2015, trained in cardiovascular epidemiology and neuropsychology while attending UMaine. […]

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Fitzsimons delivers platform presentation at the 2019 Weinstein International Cardiovascular Development Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana

Lindsey Avery Fitzsimons, GSBSE PhD student in Biomedical Science in the Tucker Lab at the University of New England, was awarded the honor of delivering a platform presentation at the 2019 Weinstein International Cardiovascular Development Conference, held in Indianapolis, Indiana (May9-11,2019). The conference is partially endowed by the NIH and in text by the American […]

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