Institute of Medicine awards nine graduate summer fellowships for 2023

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine has awarded summer fellowships to nine graduate students to support their research in health science and biomedicine.  The fellowships, which include up to $6,000 for a stipend, one graduate credit and health insurance, will allow graduate students to conduct their research full time during the summer months alongside […]

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UMaine School of Nursing receives $550K for graduate scholarships

The University of Maine School of Nursing received a $550,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust for scholarships to support students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the largest gift that the UMaine School of Nursing has ever received. Established in 1951, the Helene Fuld Health Trust aims to support […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how nature-inspired engineering can improve human health

Antibiotic resistance has become a growing problem in the treatment of bacterial infections. In addition to minimizing or negating the effects of existing medicine, these antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs,” are mutating faster than the development of new remedies.  Caitlin Howell, University of Maine associate professor of biomedical engineering, is working on new tools that take […]

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UMaine names 2023 Presidential Award recipients

The 2023 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in molecular and biomedical sciences, pioneering research in wireless sensor technology, public engagement and research focused on K–12 rural education, and innovation that has advanced Maine’s potato breeding program. Sally Molloy, associate professor of genomics, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer […]

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Maine Public to feature Henry on ‘Maine Calling’ April 13

Clarissa Henry, a University of Maine professor of biological sciences, will be one of the guests featured in an episode of Maine Public’s radio show “Maine Calling” about biomedical research in the state at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 13.  Henry researches cell and molecular biology of segmentation and muscle development in zebrafish. The goal […]

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WABI reports on UMaine-led effort to diversify nursing workforce

WABI (Channel 5) reported on an effort by the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University, to diversify the nursing workforce in the state. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $1.7 million for the multiyear project in 2021. “Our concern was that we were […]

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UMaine Alumni Awards honorees include Butterfield, Yardley and Labonte

Two internationally recognized researchers, a selfless advocate for those in need, and a business-savvy financial expert are among the honorees being recognized as part of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony on April 28. Award recipients, selected through a formal nomination and review process that concluded in January, led by […]

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UMaine awarded $11.3 million from NIH to support biomedical research

Editor’s note: This story was updated March 31, 2023. The University of Maine has received a $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support interdisciplinary biomedical research. The COBRE award will focus on research about the mechanisms that regulate cellular behavior in response to cues from […]

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