Medicine

News Center talks with Kaye about long-term care partnership, grant

News Center Maine talked with Lenard Kaye, a University of Maine professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging, about a recent grant award to UMaine and the assisted living center The Cedars in South Portland. The $400,000 grant will be used to develop and pilot a person-centered care designation of excellence […]

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Dagher, Maginnis leading two Maine Science Festival online forums

Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology, will lead two online forums during the 2021 Maine Science Festival.  The festival will offer six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will […]

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WABI talks with Strout about nursing students administering COVID-19 vaccines

Kelley Strout, associate professor and director of the University of Maine School of Nursing, talked with WABI (Channel 5) about UMaine students administering COVID-19 vaccines. “We’re planning to deploy 108 senior nursing students who have already gone through our laboratory courses and had laboratory training on IM injection,” Strout said, noting that many of the […]

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Media advances JAX, UMaine Alzheimer’s dementia research

ScienceDaily and News Medical advanced a media release about a Jackson Laboratory- and University of Maine-led research team discovering a connection between the gene Dlgap2 and Alzheimer’s dementia. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family chair in Alzheimer’s research at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), and adjunct professor with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science […]

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Maine Public reports UMaine exploring dry ice production

Maine Public reported that the University of Maine is exploring dry ice production and increasing cold storage capacity to support coronavirus vaccine distribution. A UMaine spokesperson indicated that the University will report their findings to the Maine CDC by the end of this week.

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CUGR announces student award winners for two new fellowships

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the first winners for two recently established fellowship programs.  Supported by the Office of Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, CUGR created the UMaine Institute of Medicine and UMaine Artificial Intelligence fellowships this year with their respective program, and will welcome […]

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UMaine Medicine hosting Oct. 30 webinar on impacts of pollution, climate change on human health

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series continues with a virtual presentation by Nishad Jayasundara, assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences and Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3–4 p.m. Oct. 30.   In this presentation, Water Pollution, Rising Temperatures and a Mysterious Kidney Disease, Jayasundara will discuss his research examining the biochemical […]

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