Six faculty awarded inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has awarded its inaugural Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund grants. Early-career faculty are currently the largest segment of faculty in the college. Recognizing the enthusiasm and vibrancy these individuals bring to campus, the college established the Biomedical Sciences Accelerator Fund to support faculty research projects that, in turn, […]

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Media announce DHHS funding to fight opioid emergency

News Center Maine, Mainebiz, WVII (Channel 7) and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine received nearly $500,000 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to fight the opioid crisis. The money will be used to increase community-based training for behavioral health students. In total, Maine health centers, […]

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UMaine mentioned in PPH editorial lauding Alzheimer’s research

The Portland Press Herald mentioned the University of Maine in its editorial about Northern Light Health’s initiative to research Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive diseases related to aging. “In the oldest state in the nation, finding a cure has never been more important,” the editorial board wrote. “Maine is a good location for such research, […]

Read more lists UMaine as partner in statewide Alzheimer’s research

Central listed the University of Maine as a partner in Northern Light Health’s statewide research trial to better understand Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive diseases related to aging. The hospital system seeks patients from all over the state to participate in the trial — called the MAINAH. Maine is the oldest state in […]

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UNE, UMaine collaborate to develop statewide AgingME initiative

An initiative of the University of New England in collaboration with the University of Maine to improve the health and well-being of Maine’s older adults through enhanced practitioner training has received a five-year award of nearly $3.75 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under its Geriatrics […]

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Mainebiz reports UMaine to establish nurse practitioner training program

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine will establish a yearlong nurse practitioner residency training program in partnership with Penobscot Community Health Care, Harrington Family Health Center and Hometown Health Center in Newport. The program will be supported by a $1.7 million federal grant and is part of a plan by the University of Maine System […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine sciences are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two July open house events.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the Walpole waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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Emmeline Willey interns at DOE through Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center program

University of Maine junior Emmeline Willey is one of six student interns assisting with summer daily operations at the Maine Department of Education in Augusta. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the Maine Government Summer Internship Program. “We are delighted to welcome these precocious leaders to our Department of […]

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Honors students, faculty travel to Sierra Leone to deepen educational partnerships

The Honors College Servant Heart Research Collaborative, in conjunction with Honors students who have been awarded the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace grant, will travel to Sierra Leone June 7–19 to work with local partners on the observation and implementation of two projects created by the collaborative. Stephen Kaplan, a rising sophomore computer science major, […]

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