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Nursing and Running
Nursing and Running
Corey Conner, a junior nursing student at UMaine, writes about balancing her academic responsibilities and her life as a three-season college athlete.
Hannah Bambrick
Hannah Bambrick
Hannah Bambrick, BSN Class of 2013, spent Fall semester 2010 in Bulgaria. Hannah is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Allison Doe
Allison Doe
Allison Doe, BSN Class of 2012, spent Fall semester of her sophomore year in Santiago, Chile. Allison’s enthusiasm for learning from, and working with, people in other nations is clear.
Sound Check
Sound Check
Early warning signs of reading disabilities found in preschoolers’ language skills
Jeannine Campbell
Jeannine Campbell
Jeannine Campbell was 12 when her youngest brother was born. Within a year and a half, he became the inspiration for what is becoming her life’s work.
Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault
Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault
Sophomores Jonathan Pelletier, left, and Aaron Perreault were selected for early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance Program.
Amy Cotton
Amy Cotton
With the number of Americans age 65 or older expected to double in the next 25 years, geriatric nursing has become a critical part of the healthcare spectrum. But for Amy Cotton, a 1987 graduate of the University of Maine School of Nursing, caring for seniors has always been a priority.
Michele Garrity
Michele Garrity
Michele Garrity is used to people being surprised that, at 25, she prefers working with the elderly, not children and families. But Garrity's career choice is as atypical as her upbringing that influenced her decision to pursue geriatric social work.
Mary Kellogg
Mary Kellogg
"I had a wonderful job in a legal practice," says Kellogg, "but I wanted to get into work that related to people differently than I did in law. And from the time I started in the School of Social Work, it felt like the right thing for me, a different way of thinking about the world."
Kenneth Gates
Kenneth Gates
After a stint in the military and years of running his own businesses, Ken Gates worked in the corporate world until he felt "a quiet nudge from behind." Ageism. That's when he decided to put his life experience to better use. And he followed his heart. Three years ago, at age 61, he enrolled in UMaine's School of Social Work.
Dyan Villeneuve
Dyan Villeneuve
Dyan Villeneuve knows the passion of advocates for the elderly working at the grassroots level throughout Maine to ensure older adults get what they need to live healthy lives. She's also seen the difference statewide policymaking can make for individuals.
Sarah Sterling
Sarah Sterling
Using a complex laser spectrometer, Sarah Sterling is looking at how proteins move across cell membranes. These proteins help blood vessels grow at tumor sites by stimulating growth of cells required to form blood vessels.
Jill Recla
Jill Recla
Jill Recla is working to identify genes that influence an individual’s susceptibility to chronic pain, particularly after an injury.
Christopher McCarty
Christopher McCarty
Christopher McCarty studies sea urchins as a model for developmental biology. His focus is on the cyclin D gene and how its sequence regulates when and where it is switched on and off during development. The gene is known to misexpress in a large variety of cancers.
Kira Young
Kira Young
Kira Young is trying to understand how endoglin, a receptor associated with transmembrane protein, regulates the process of angiogenesis and the occurrence of vascular pathology.
Social Work Abroad
Social Work Abroad
In the United States, the discipline is called social work. In the European Union, there is a type of social work called social education. Both focus on the socio-educational needs of individuals and communities, but each goes about it very differently.
Seeking Immunity
Seeking Immunity
UMaine scientists use zebrafish to study the building blocks of innate disease resistance that could one day benefit human health
Finding the Words
Finding the Words
UMaine speech-language pathologists offer early intervention and preliteracy skills
 
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