Frank Myers Master of Social Work

Student Spotlight: Frank Myers, MSW Program

Frank Myers is a student in the Master of Social Work program at the University of New England. We spoke with Frank recently about what attracted him to the field of social work, his experience in the UNE Online program, and what drove him to create and host an outreach event for homeless people in his area. What got you…

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April 11, 2019 |

UNE students on a boat putting a net into the water to investigate food systems sustainability

Annual Nutrition Symposium explores food systems sustainability

The undergraduate and graduate nutrition programs at UNE will host the 2nd Annual Nutrition Symposium with a theme centered around aquaculture, ocean food systems, and how food sustainability can be made possible by utilizing both. We will dedicate the the opening presentations to discuss ocean food systems and how UNE’s unique geography provides direct access for our experts to research…

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March 27, 2019 |

Headshot of Justin Kenney, who transitioned from music school to medical school by taking online prerequisite courses through UNE Online.

Student Spotlight: Justin Kenney, Science Prerequisite Program

Ever since he can remember, Justin has always wanted to be a doctor–but his exceptional musical talent pulled him in a different direction after high school. Justin accepted a scholarship to study classical music at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated in 2014 with a BA in Classical Music. Prior to graduation, Justin started to realize that he couldn’t ignore his…

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March 22, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Online Writing Specialist (left) and Henri Moser Online Learning Specialist (right)

Resource Spotlight: Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE is a tutoring resource for UNE students, online and on-ground alike. Brenda Edmands, Coordinator of SASC on the Portland Campus and for the online programs, shares how SASC follows the best practices of academic support, and how they work toward fulfilling their mission of helping students become successful, independent, lifelong learners. Can you…

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March 20, 2019 |

A series of illustrated, intertwined gears to depict how How our online, interprofessional public policy course works

Policy - An Interprofessional Approach

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about policy? What is it? Who needs it? How does it work? Why should I care about it? UNE Online’s new public policy course, Policy: An Interprofessional Approach (GPH 702) is a great way to find out answers to these questions. You will work with students from other disciplines to…

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March 13, 2019 |

Dr. Titilola Balogun, MBBS, MPH, DrPH

Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Titilola Balogun, Public Health Program

Dr. Titilola Balogun, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, is the Assistant Director of Public Health Practice for the Graduate Programs in Public Health in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, Dr. Balogun talks about her role in the program, how she supports our students, and what skills she feels are most…

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March 6, 2019 |

APE vs Practicum

What is the difference between Applied Practice Experience (APE) and the Practicum?

To get the inside scoop on what defines the Applied Practice Experience (APE) versus the Public Health Practicum, we spoke with Dr. Titilola Balogun, MBBS, MPH, DrPH. She is the Assistant Director for Public Health Practice for the Graduate Programs in Public Health in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. Dr. Balogun…

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March 4, 2019 |

Woman standing in front of barrels of fruit to celebrate National Nutrition Month 2019®

Welcome to National Nutrition Month® 2019!

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. To help celebrate, recognize, and learn from the experts who contribute to the…

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March 1, 2019 |

Dr. Dan Mickool

Dr. Dan Mickool Selected for International Interprofessional Policy Development Work Group

Dr. Dan Mickool is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and is currently the Director of Continuing Education, as well as a Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy at the University of New England. Recently, Dr. Mickool was selected to serve on The Global Confederation…

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February 28, 2019 |

Bonnie Blake EdD Alumna

Alumni Spotlight: Bonnie Blake, Ed.D.

Bonnie Blake, Ed.D. is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her experience with the online Ed.D. program, and how she is putting her dissertation research to work, planning the next steps in her career.  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your…

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February 27, 2019 |

Annie Lin Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Student Spotlight: Annie Lin, Applied Nutrition Program

Annie Lin is a second-year student in the online Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England. We spoke with Annie about her experience in the program, her poster presentation at a nationally-renowned conference for the field of nutrition, and her thoughts on being a part of an online learning community. Can you tell me…

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February 19, 2019 |

Tannaz Safari Vejin, MPH

Ambassador Spotlight: Tannaz Safari Vejin, MPH

Tannaz Safari Vejin earned her MPH during the gap years she took after pre-med and before med school. Here, she talks about what she feels is an important skill set to master during the program, and how she feels getting her MPH has given her an edge. UNE Online Ambassadors have been recognized by the College of Graduate and Professional…

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February 12, 2019 |

Jeffrey Brown, Chief Information Officer, Martin's Point Healthcare, Ed.D. in Transformative Leadership candidate at UNE Online

Student Spotlight, Jeffrey L. Brown, Ed.D. Program

Jeffrey is currently in his third executive officer role as the Chief Information Officer for Martin’s Point Healthcare. When he felt that he’d reached a growth plateau, he took a year to research before choosing UNE’s Ed.D. to combine leadership skill acquisition, applied science, and applied research. “The way each class builds on the next within the program, it literally…

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February 8, 2019 |

Title card for HIMSS 2019 Conference with purple, blue, and white text

UNE Online Joins Champions of Health at HIMSS 2019

The HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, excellent speakers, cutting-edge health information and technology products, and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. Starting Monday, February 11th, HIMSS 2019 will bring together the brightest industry minds to share current and future…

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January 23, 2019 |

Autumn Straw, MSW, Assistant Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online at UNE

Faculty Spotlight: Autumn Straw, Social Work Program

Autumn Straw is the Assistant Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, she talks about the importance of mentors, her experience with changing careers within the field of social work, and what skills are most important for a social work career. …

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January 3, 2019 |

Two women and a boy in a garden looking at fresh vegetables and explaining what the term dietitian means

What "Dietitian" Means & How to Become a Certified Nutrition Specialist

Year over year, Google searches for “dietitian” tend to slow in December. We get it: no one wants to think about diet and wellness when there’s turkey and chocolate fudge to be had! However, there’s no better time of year to consider nutrition-related career goals for the coming new year. Today, we’ll answer some of the most common dietitian questions,…

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December 20, 2018 |

Dr. Michelle Collay

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michelle Collay, Ed.D. Program

Dr. Michelle Collay is a faculty member and advisor for our top online Ed.D. program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, she talks about how she advises dissertators, the variety of professional backgrounds her Ed.D. students come from, and how she fosters a sense of community among her…

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December 19, 2018 |

Public Health Service Cord Announcement

Announcing the New Service Cord for GPPH!

Service – it’s a word that means different things to different people. As public health professionals, we think of service opportunities as activities done outside of our regular work or program of study that allow us to use our passion and expertise to help make our professions, communities, and ultimately, our world a better place. If you embrace community service…

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November 30, 2018 |

SPHP brochure cover

Science Prerequisite Courses at UNE Online – An Overview

The Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions (SPHP) at UNE Online are a suite of a-la-carte courses offered 100% online. Our science prerequisites offer a convenient way for students to take the  courses they need to fulfill their goals. Many of our students are working toward acceptance into a graduate program in the health sciences or a program that encompasses…

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November 16, 2018 |

Applied Nutrition professionals

Applied Nutrition Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition online program at UNE, offered through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, strives to enhance, expand and enrich learning opportunities in the field of Applied Nutrition. The UNE Online staff is invested in the success of each student from application to graduation and beyond. It is through a student-centered approach that UNE…

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November 12, 2018 |

2018 New England HIMSS Conference

New England HIMSS 2018 Maine Conference Hosted by UNE Online

UNE Online is proud to host the 2018 Maine Conference, presented by the New England Chapter of HIMSS this November. Reserve My Ticket About HIMSS, New England Chapter The New England Chapter of HIMSS is proud to have one of the largest regional membership bases with participants representing all six New England states. As of June 2018, this chapter welcomed…

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November 7, 2018 |

Infographic: Social Workers Everywhere

Social Workers Are All Around Us [Infographic]

Social workers are indeed all around us. The following infographic shows six key fields in which social workers have a dramatic and positive impact on the community. The six fields outlined include private practice, schools, criminal justice and corrections, hospitals, community organizations, corporations, and nonprofits. Private Practice Whether as mental health counselors, LCSWs, couples or family therapists, or other clinical…

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October 23, 2018 |

UNE GPPH alumni and student presenters at MPHA 2018

UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health at MPHA 2018

MPHA 2018 was a HUGE success! This year, the Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held in Augusta, ME and there were about 400 public health professionals from within and outside Maine in attendance, including our very own UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH) faculty, staff, students and alumni. This year’s Annual Meeting theme…

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October 19, 2018 |

Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online

Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online: An Overview

There is a critical need for professionals with public health degrees today. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) estimates that by the year 2020, the United States will be facing a shortfall of at least 250,000 public health workers. If you’re interested in improving the lives of others through building one-on-one relationships, conducting research or analyzing numbers, public…

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October 16, 2018 |