Presentations given by UNE community members.
Cory R. Theberge
Dr. Cory Theberge, from UNE's College of Pharmacy, gives an overview of "contaminants of emerging concern" in the environment, how they end up there, and the scope of the problem in the United States. Dr. Richard Peterson, from UNE's Department of Environmental Studies, introduces the presentation.
Dr. Meghan May gives an overview presentation of her research on evolution of virulence and pathogen prediction. The focus of the presentation is a group of organisms called mycoplasmas, and covered subjects include: Mycoplasma synoviae, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, genomic context, predictive modeling, sequence evolution, and genome reduction.
From Corals To Kidney Transplant Patients – Population Genetic/Genomic Approaches To Diverse Problems
Daniel A. Brazeau
Dr. Daniel Brazeau gives an overview presentation of potential applications for his research in genetics and pharmacogenomics.
Holly Haywood, Cathy Plourde, and Barbara Meldrum
Collaborators Holly Haywood (photographer) and Cathy Plourde (interviewer/writer) invite you to share in a demonstration of using portrait taking and interviewing to curate stories about chronic pain. The project, as seen on the Heal/Tell Blog, is directed to health professionals to better attune them to how the health care system treats chronic pain patients—both the good and what needs to be improved. School of Social Work Barbara... Read More
Cathleen Miller and Jennifer S. Tuttle
Interactive session using narratives from film, artists’ books, and other sources to reflect upon the experiences of patients being treated for terminal cancer. Students were offered a “patient case” using details from Martha Hall’s artists’ books and interviews to illustrate the patient experience. (Learn more about Martha Hall.)
In small interprofessional groups, participants had the opportunity to discuss Martha’s case and their own feelings, reactions, and... Read More
Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara Swartzlander, Daniel A. Brazeau, and Bethany Kenyon
Open Access (OA) publishing is growing exponentially across many disciplines. What do UNE students and faculty need to know about it? UNE Librarian Beth Dyer presents its opportunities and pitfalls, with advice on how to approach OA both as an author and a consumer. UNE College of Pharmacy’s Dr. Dan Brazeau talks about his experiences with OA publishing. UNE Librarian Bethany Kenyon discusses UNE's open access digital repository, DUNE:... Read More
Danielle F. Wozniak
Explores the trajectory of healing and self-reclamation that occurs following post-traumatic stress that may come from domestic violence. Danielle highlights how arts can expedite the healing process. Participants were given the opportunity to interact with art supplies during this 1-hour session
Should I Say Something? Whether to Offer Unsolicited Health Information Inside and Outside the Workplace as a Healthcare Professional - Presentation Video
Whether on-duty in medical centers, offices, and pharmacies, or off-duty out in the world, health professionals are often the first to notice a decline in health status of a fellow human being. Yet, many professionals report feeling conflicted about offering health information or advice to someone who is not expecting it. This event reviews the ethical, legal and practical implications of offering unsolicited health information; it touches on several... Read More
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Geoffrey K. Ganter, Victoria Stacey Thieme DO, and Rob Anderson
The Dana Foundation, a national brain research organization, teamed up with the University of New England to host a program for the public about aging and the brain. Erica Robertson, M.P.H.(c), fitness director for UNE’s U-ExCEL program, provided opening exercises to get the group warmed up and brains stimulated. The session then provided information on three topic areas: normal brain function and normal age-related changes; brain diseases and disorders;... Read More
Kris Hall and Elizabeth McLellan
Artist Kris Hall and Organizer Elizabeth McLellen discussed the intersection of art and activism, and presented on the use of medical blue wrap as a medium to raise awareness and funding for Partners for World Health. The act of turning trash into treasure is not a new idea, but in this case the medium and the message raise awareness for everything from recycling to the state of health care in third world countries.
UNE’s 7th Annual Ludcke Lecture, presented by Professor of Marine Sciences, Dr. Markus Frederich. Dr. Frederich is currently investigating stress tolerance in genetically different populations of European green crabs. These invasive crabs decimate the soft shell clam fishery in New England. With his students, Frederich tests whether crabs from Maine, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Iceland have different tolerances to stress leading to different levels of environmental destruction.... Read More