Dr. Joel Lowsky, EdD spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D.

Dr. Joel Lowsky is a recent graduate of UNE Online’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program. We recently spoke with him about his career, his research, and plans for the future. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? I earned my bachelor’s degree in humanistic studies and English literature; two areas for which it’s tough to find a…

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August 18, 2017 |

Elizabeth Benz, Director of Student Support at UNE Online

Student success hints from both sides of the screen

As an online education professional, I have researched, studied, and implemented best practices for online student success for thousands of students. Recently, I was interviewed for a blog post titled, “Confessions of a student support specialist – the top 3 issues that online students face,” where I outlined how time management, isolation, and hustle can make or break the online graduate school…

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August 16, 2017 |

Vadna Bhambri, MSIN Student

Student Spotlight: Vandna Bhambri, Health Informatics Program

Vandna Bhambri is a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSIN) student from Boston, Massachusetts. With a desire to help people within the healthcare field and a passion for technology, health informatics was a natural career choice. “I knew that there was a demand for Health Informatics and a limitless world of possibilities for what I could do with an…

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August 10, 2017 |

Carley Anderson MPH Student

Student Spotlight: Carley Anderson, MPH – Public Health Program

I came to the field of public health nearly by happenstance. I had just finished my undergraduate degree in music which, while fulfilling, didn’t equip me with tangible ways to make a meaningful, practical difference in my community. After graduation, I began working as an administrator in a medical clinic at a military installation, and a year later was assigned…

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August 8, 2017 |

International Education Conference Presentation

Two CGPS Staff Presented at International Education Conference EDULEARN

Barbara Fortier, Program Manager for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions, and Olga LaPlante, Instructional Designer for the Masters of Science in Social Work program, collaborated to present at the international conference, EDULEARN17 in Barcelona, Spain, recently. While everyone here was celebrating America’s birthday on July 4th, Barbara and Olga were presenting their research paper entitled “Building a Community One…

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July 31, 2017 |

Research to Empower Teachers

Using research in UNE Online courses to empower teachers

Research is a powerful tool. The ability to take a subject and complete your own primary research is invaluable when it comes to informed decision making. At UNE Online, research is at the heart of what we do. As new teaching practices are in constant flux within the field of Education, UNE is continually working to align our courses to…

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July 27, 2017 |

Josh McFarland, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Josh McFarland

Note: As of April 2019, Josh is now the Marketing Manager for the Science Prerequisite Courses for Health Professions and our Graduate Programs in Education! While Josh continues to use his effervescent energy to raise awareness about our many online prerequisites courses, you can find the current Science Prerequisites Student Service Advisors on this page. Josh McFarland works as a…

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July 26, 2017 |

Public Health Certifications

Public Health Credentialing: Seven Public Health Certifications

See what certification is appropriate for you, whether you go into public health education, public health administration, or if you’re just looking for a general public health certification. Below is information about some common certifications held by public health practitioners, and examples of types of jobs that may require certification after graduation. While there is no national-level public health credentialing,…

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July 24, 2017 |

Dr. Nang H. Tin Maung, Public Health Program Manager

Managing Seasonal Allergies

Nang H. Tin Maung, Ph.D., M.P.H., Program Manager of the Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online, has authored a column featured in the Journal Tribune as part of the newspaper’s Health & Wellness series. July is National Allergy Awareness Month, and Dr. Tin Maung’s column shares practices on how to best manage seasonal allergies, which affect approximately 40…

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July 18, 2017 |

Jeff Nelsen, Enrollment Counselor UNE Online

Meet Our Team: Jeff Nelsen

As an Enrollment Counselor, Jeff enjoys hearing prospective students’ stories and guiding them through the major life change of going back to graduate school. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that…

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July 10, 2017 |

Micaela Karlsen, Applied Nutrition Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Micaela Karlsen – Applied Nutrition Program

UNE Applied Nutrition faculty member Micaela Karlsen is a doctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and holds a Master of Science and Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a nationally-recognized speaker in the field of nutrition and currently serves on two boards – the…

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July 6, 2017 |

Social Work PTSD Treatments

Social Work: Making a difference with PTSD Treatments

PTSD treatments—and hope—abound as social workers help clients. As the National Center for PTSD states, there is no single treatment that will work for everyone for post-traumatic stress disorder. So to help people experiencing PTSD, social workers engage on multiple fronts. They’re researching promising treatments and honing and adapting accepted practices for new groups and environments. They may be part…

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July 1, 2017 |

Upward Trends

8 Health Informatics Trends

We met up with Imran Khan,  MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, a faculty member for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, at the 2017 HIMSS conference.  Imran is a recognized leader in the Health Informatics industry, and HIMSS is the largest expo and learning conference for Health Informatics Professionals in the country. For some background on Imran Khan and his…

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June 25, 2017 |

Science Prerequisites

UNE Online Courses: Science Courses to Satisfy Health Prerequisites

Many post-baccalaureate students use UNE Online courses as their required science prerequisites to get into health-related graduate programs. UNE Online Science Prerequisites for Health Professions courses are offered 100% online. UNE is regionally accredited through New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). You may begin the class as long as you meet the prerequisites for the individual courses.  Simply log…

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June 23, 2017 |

Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D. – Education Program

UNE Online Alumna Dr. Vicki Rusbult fulfilled a lifelong dream last May and graduated from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with her Ed.D. And it turns out that her dissertation wasn’t only interesting to her faculty advisor… The ‘National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Rural Transportation National Newsletter’ recently published a link to her full dissertation in their…

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June 19, 2017 |

Jason Asdourian, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Jason Asdourian

As a Student Support Specialist for students enrolled in deadline-based programs, there’s no one who understands that time is of the essence better than Jason Asdourian. As a former Civilian for the Army, Jason learned the value of time and prides himself on getting things done now, if not yesterday. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their…

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June 15, 2017 |

Refugees suffering from PTSD

Social Work: Helping Refugees with PTSD

Panic attacks, depression, loss of weight and appetite, and a recurring sense of hopelessness have become a regular part of Mustafa’s life. He now lives in Germany, far from a war zone, but his past experiences of detention, torture, and living amid death and destruction still haunt him. “I don’t go out a lot. I have problems with trust. I…

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June 12, 2017 |

2017 Hooding Ceremony

Hooding Ceremony 2017

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies congratulates the class of 2017! Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies holds a Hooding ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Hooding ceremony is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to…

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June 9, 2017 |

Duane A. Bedell, Health Informatics Instructor

Faculty Spotlight: Duane Bedell – Health Informatics Program

Duane Bedell is an instructor at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He’s passionate about the field of education and works diligently to set his students up for success in the field of health informatics. Duane earned his MA in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan-Flint, his BS in Information Technology and Security from Baker College of Flint,…

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June 1, 2017 |

City Guide UNE Graduation 2017

UNE Online's 2017 Portland, ME City Guide & Map

So, you’re in Portland for a weekend…YAY!! With so much to offer and not a lot of time, we put together this Portland Maine City Guide of our top recommendations for you to ensure you soak up the best of what Greater Portland has to offer. Other than visiting our campus, of course! We’ve also created a handy printable map…

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May 19, 2017 |

UNE Online’s Nan Solomons Awarded Mini-Grant for Health Informatics Research

Dr. Nan Solomons Awarded Mini-Grant for Health Informatics Research

Dr. Nan Solomons, Health Informatics Practicum Coordinator, and Dr. Erin Hartigan, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, were recently awarded a mini-grant by the University of New England’s Office of Sponsored Programs, for health informatics research. The UNE mini-grant program provides funding to support faculty research and scholarship at the University of New England. Nan, along with co-principal investigator, Dr. Erin…

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May 19, 2017 |

Tips for Online Students

5 Secrets of a Successful Online Student

Getting an advanced degree online requires drive… and plenty of discipline. The majority of UNE Online graduate students have a full-time job in addition to their schoolwork, and so purposefully have to carve out a space to get coursework done. Taking online courses requires time management. With in-person classes, you have to actually drive to a classroom and sit there…

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May 12, 2017 |

MSIN White Paper - Health Informatics

Social Determinants and Health Informatics

Using large data sets, Health Informatics professionals can identify health trends among populations. For example, you could leverage social determinants and health informatics.  Health is affected by a complex web of factors, including social determinants of health. Health is often attributed to genetics, and to some extent, lifestyle. We’re told that if we eat a balanced diet, exercise with some…

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May 3, 2017 |

2017 Delta Omega Inductees

2017 Delta Omega Honorary Society – Fourth Group Inducted at UNE Online

The University of New England is pleased to announce the induction of 12 new members into the 2017 Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, Gamma Chi chapter. These 12 new members, all outstanding students, are enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. On an annual basis, a small number…

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April 26, 2017 |