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Social media spotlight: Emily Lavertu

June 20, 2018 Hometown: Frenchville, Maine Food science and human nutrition student Emily Lavertu is on a mission to help others with Type 1 diabetes like herself. She is the junior camp coordinator at Cary Medical Center’s Camp Adventure, a camp for Type 1 diabetics ages 13–17. Emily plans to graduate in 2020, and her […]

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Social media spotlight: Emma Fournier

May 24, 2018 Hometown: Turner, Maine In May, after just three years of college, Emma Fournier earned a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She teamed with assistant professor Allison Gardner to identify regions in Maine most vulnerable to Lyme disease and to explore if dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease transmission. […]

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Social media spotlight: Christian Zwirner

May 8, 2018 Hometown: Windham, Maine Christian Zwirner is a biochemistry major and Spanish minor. The former president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will graduate in December 2018. The Senior Skull vice president’s research in Rob Wheeler’s lab focused on the fungus Candida albicans, which annually causes several thousand deaths due to hospital-acquired infection. He […]

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Duc Ngoc Hong Nguyen: Outstanding Graduating International Student

April 25, 2018 What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals? The scholarship that I received from UMaine has certainly allowed me to get a quality education, and I am very grateful for that. Besides that, many classes here have well prepared me academically to enter my graduate […]

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Social media spotlight: Isaiah Mansour

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut I’m a marine science major with a dual concentration in marine biology and aquaculture, and for two years I was vice president of student entertainment. I enjoy playing music, reading, meditation and being outside. I’m researching human pharmaceutical uses of marine invertebrates. I’ve always been fascinated by marine life and how marine […]

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Austin Steward: Bioengineering major aiming for pediatric career in Maine

Austin Steward, a third-year bioengineering major at the University of Maine, was part of a select group who gained early access to the Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine Track Early Assurance reserves a limited number […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

October 12, 2017 Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts […]

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