Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

If you missed these achievements the first time, here’s a recap

During the first six months of 2019, University of Maine faculty and students have contributed to knowledge and solutions — locally and worldwide. Here’s a review of some highlights, including dog biscuits made of green crabs and a comprehensive scientific expedition on Mount Everest. January Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare […]

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Maine INBRE program renewed for five years

MDI Biological Laboratory has received an award of nearly $18 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to renew a program focused strengthening biomedical research and research training in Maine. The grant will fund the 18-year-old Maine INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) […]

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Ph.D. student writes BDN op-ed

Jon Bomar, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Confronting the graduate student mental health crisis.” Bomar is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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Jonathan Bomar: Graduate student puts his heart into cardiac research

Jonathan Bomar joined the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering in 2014 after earning undergraduate degrees in geological sciences and psychology at Michigan State University. His current research examines how stem cells become heart muscle. The goal of his dissertation is to engineer therapeutic heart tissue in a lab. He envisions […]

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Fayeza Ahmed named associate director of Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study

University of Maine assistant professor of psychology Fayeza Ahmed has been named the first associate director of the Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) that focuses on hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors and aging as predictors of cognitive functioning. Fayeza Ahmed will be the primary go-to person for UMaine students and faculty interested in examining the data, […]

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Henry named new director of growing GSBSE program

Clarissa Henry has been involved with a doctoral program at the University of Maine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), since its inception in 2006. As the newly appointed GSBSE program director, Henry will implement strategies to facilitate growth and maximize efficiency within the program. The Office of the Vice President for […]

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