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  • Congratulations to Dr. Harry Filippakis on receiving a one-year Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Kidney Cancer Research Program Concept Award titled “Spatial CRISPR: A Novel Approach to Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for TFE3-RCC”.
  • Congratulations to Drs. D Molliver (PI), L Cao (Core Director), K Becker (Research Project Leader), H Filippakis (Research Project Leader), and L Queme Cobar (Research Project Leader) on the awarding of the new COBRE: Center for Cell Signaling.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kin Ly as the 2024 recipient of the Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice’s (CAIEP) Pagnucco Interprofessional Service Award. This award recognizes a faculty member for their outstanding commitment to interprofessional education, training, mentorship, and practice.
  • Professor Ben Harrison and his laboratory were featured in the most recent UNE Magazine with an article titled ”One slide at a time: UNE undergrad joins the enduring quest to cure Alzheimer’s”. LINK
  • Professor Ling Cao was highlighted in the Portland Press Herald with an article titled “University of New England biomedical professor awarded $1.7 million grant”. LINK
  • Professor Talsma and his research teamwere featured in Medical Pressfor the work in their recent publication. The title of the press release was ”Study improves outcomes for patients undergoing chest wall surgery”. LINK
  • Congratulations to Dr. Harry Filippakis on receiving a one-year Biosample Seed Grant titled “Identifying the tryptophan/kynurenine metabolic landscape in TSC” from the National Tuberous Sclerosis Association.

  • SEPTEMBER 2023: Congratulations to Dr. Ling Cao on being awarded an NIH R01 award, titled “HIV Tat-associated Sensory Neuropathy and the Contribution of Toll-like Receptor Pathway.”
  • AUGUST 2023: Dr. Ian Meng (and his lab) were featured on News Center Maine, Morning Report, on August 9, 2023 discussing his research program seeking to find a cause and treatment for ocular pain. LINK
  • JULY 2023: Congratulations to Dr. Ling Cao on being awarded an NIH NNE-CTR UVM Subaward titled “Identification of gaps in care for patients with chronic pain through the establishment of a state-wide pain registry in Maine.” VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • JUNE 1, 2023: Welcome to Dr. Tyler Redway as a new faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Redway is a triple graduate of The Ohio State University, where he focused on teaching human anatomy to all levels of students and expanding the Division of Anatomy’s Anatomy Outreach Program. This program’s primary objective was to reach high school-level students in anatomy and physiology classrooms and provide them with a hands-on learning experience in the donor lab. These outreach sessions provide students with opportunities to learn about human anatomy outside of the textbook, interact with content experts, and learn about related education and career opportunities. Through this work, he found a passion for teaching and creating a safe space for more people to learn about the wonders of the human body. His research has focused on the presence and methods of existing Anatomy Educational Outreach Programs (AEOPs) in the United States and some of the impacts of the OSU AEOP on students’ interests and attitudes toward human anatomy. At UNE, he hopes to continue this work with the community so that he may expand our understanding of AEOPs, how they operate and impact our participants, and build resources for new and existing programs.
  • JUNE 1, 2023: Welcome to Dr. Geoffrey McCullen as a new faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. McCullen is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and a clinical anatomist. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Educated at Williams College (BA, Chemistry), he received a United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship to attend the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, graduating with distinction. Dr. McCullen completed a surgical internship/residency (University of Texas Southwestern), an orthopedic residency (Dartmouth), and a spine fellowship (State University of New York). He then served on active duty as the chief of spine surgery, director of research and orthopedic faculty member at the Naval Medical San Diego and the University of California San Diego before establishing a multidisciplinary spine private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1999. In 2013, Dr. McCullen earned a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science at Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business. In 2014, he founded OneHealth Nebraska, an independent physician association with more than 300 members. In 2017, Dr. McCullen moved to Maine and joined the VA serving veterans with orthopedic and spine problems. He has served as the Surgical Preceptor for medical students and the Chief of Orthopedics at VA Maine.