Tracey Spinato, Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS

Faculty Spotlight: Tracey Spinato, MPH, Public Health Program

Tracey Spinato is the Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS. One of her functions is to be a resource for public health students as they seek out a field experience placement. She is also a resource for UNE students and alumni who are beginning in the field of public health or for those who have decided…

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October 30, 2019 |
Carry Buterbaugh, PhD, MS is assistant-director thesis advising for the Graduate Programs in Public Health

Faculty Spotlight: Carry Buterbaugh, Public Health Program 

Carry Buterbaugh, Ph.D., MS is the Assistant Director of Thesis Advising for Graduate Programs in Public Health students here at CGPS.   So can you tell us a little bit about your background and what drew you to teaching at UNE online?  My background is in public health program evaluation and research. When working at the School for Community and Population…

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October 28, 2019 |
Henri Moser, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Henri Moser, Learning Specialist

Dr. Henri Moser is a Learning Specialist with the Student Academic Success Center at UNE Online. He presents online workshops to groups and works one-on-one in live videoconference sessions with our graduate students, working with them on subject-specific tutoring for statistics and research, as well as graduate-level learning strategies. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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October 18, 2019 |
Toho Soma

Spotlight: Toho Soma, Health Informatics Program

Toho Soma has two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Health Informatics, and a Master of Public Health. This makes him uniquely qualified to work at UNE on program evaluation and quality improvement for various projects in the Center for Excellence in Public Health (CEPH), including Primary Care Training and Enhancement, Chronic Disease Prevention Evaluation, and Statewide Substance Use Prevention Services. He also…

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October 17, 2019 |
four students raising hands

Course Spotlight: EDU 726 - Telling your School's Story through Data Analysis

We know the term “school data analysis” can sometimes come off as intimidating (and riddled with math), so we’re taking a different approach with our new course, EDU 726 – Telling your School’s Story Through Data Analysis. Course instructor and co-designer Caroline Peinado (UNE MSEd ’09, CAGS-AEL ‘14) helps us explain how we can all become storytellers with data and…

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August 26, 2019 |
Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day…

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August 1, 2019 |
MRI Resonance Imaging is one of our examples of health informatics coming in the near future

7 Examples of Health Informatics Coming in the Near Future

Health informatics, which is the intersection of people, technology, and data to improve the safety and quality of patient care, can be found in many forms. A few examples include patient portals, electronic medical records (EMRs), telehealth, healthcare apps, and a variety of data reporting tools. But what comes next? We assembled a list of seven examples of health informatics…

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July 15, 2019 |
Health Information Technology Benefits

4 Major Health Information Technology Benefits

It’s strange to imagine life before we had access to the world’s repositories of knowledge in a slim metallic device that fits in our pockets. Technology has surged through our lives and our society, propelling us into an unexpected yet exciting future. One of the most significant advances in information technology is the widespread adoption of the electronic health record…

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July 15, 2019 |
Illustration of man with many arms pointing to various electronics to depict a Health Informatics Job Description

Analysis of a Health Informatics Job Description

One of the most fascinating aspects of health informatics is its versatility. Professionals from many backgrounds—healthcare, computer science, insurance, pharmacy, business, and more—have found their niche within the field. The duties on a day-to-day basis can vary from handling support tickets to holding training sessions to meeting with healthcare professionals and beyond. Still, you may wonder if your talents and…

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July 15, 2019 |
Monica Huelga, who completed her Master of Public Health practicum presentation on environmental health literacy

Alumni Spotlight: Monica Huelga, MPH

In celebration of our Graduate Programs in Public Health’s successful CEPH reaccreditation, we sat down with Monica Huelga, MPH ’18, who found herself at UNE Online rather serendipitously. Monica is passionate about the power of communication to promote global health and equality. She completed her applied practice experience on environmental health literacy at the non-profit MEarth Carmel while working at…

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July 8, 2019 |
A Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) sits with a client

Earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification just got easier

It can sometimes feel challenging to figure out which credentials you’ll need to demonstrate your commitment and expertise to employers and patients and successfully lead in the field of nutrition. If you’re dedicated to gaining industry skills and best practice techniques, but feel unsure about which credential best suits your career interests, earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification tells…

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July 1, 2019 |
Courtney Mejia

Meet our Team: Courtney Mejia

Courtney Mejia works as a Student Service Advisor for our Science Prerequisite for Health Professions courses. Courtney is always willing to go the extra step for her students with her compassionate personality! She understands our non-matriculated student population, and to say Courtney is a problem solver is an understatement. At UNE Online, our students are our top priority, and their…

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June 18, 2019 |
UNE Library Home Page

Resource Spotlight: The UNE Library!

For this spotlight on our indispensable UNE Library and its services, we spoke to Cadence Atchinson, the Online Research and Teaching Librarian at the University of New England. The academic programs at CGPS all work closely with Cadence – in fact, her specific role was created to support the College of Graduate and Professional Studies programs in order to achieve…

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June 14, 2019 |
A school social worker in her role gesturing to a student to assist him with his issue

What is the role of a school social worker?

Have you ever been asked, or ever wondered, what it is that a school social worker does? The question is understandable; it’s an incredibly diverse position. The role of a school social worker involves communicating and collaborating with students, parents, teachers, administrators, government officials, and anyone else who can help them encourage students’ success. With the increasing rates of depression,…

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June 10, 2019 |
Student in Sweater on Laptop Taking a Online Social Work Course

Course Spotlight: Master of Social Work Electives

Trying to decide how to customize your degree or pick a professional development course from our more than 20 online social work course electives? We hear you—there are a lot of options to consider! We prepared a closer look at three of our popular MSW electives, including feedback from students who have taken the courses, to help guide your unique…

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May 9, 2019 |
2019 Portland Maine Visitors Guide

UNE Online Portland City Guide 2019

Congratulations, graduates! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us for Commencement! Portland has so much to experience – each year we have fun listing our favorites out of all of the uniquely “Maine” things that Portland has to offer. These are our favorites here at CGPS – we hope you enjoy them! Portland Maine Visitors Guide Click to open…

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May 6, 2019 |
MSW Fieldwork

The MSW Field Experience at UNE Online

Field experience is at the heart of any social work education. The field of social work is one of interaction, and the field experience is where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in order to tackle challenges they’ll only encounter outside of the classroom.  Field experience enables students to explore different settings, issues, and communities to better identify…

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April 26, 2019 |
Mae L'Heureux, Master of Public Health Program

Alumni Spotlight: Mae L'Heureux, MPH Program

Mae L’Heureux is a graduate of the Master of Public Health program. During her time in the program, Mae served as Membership Co-Chair of the APHA-SA, and Member of the Graduate Programs in Public Health Advisory Committee here at UNE Online. We had a chat about her experience in the program, how she liked the online format, and how getting…

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April 22, 2019 |
A Day in the Life: Health Informatics Webinar featuring the title and three circle-cropped images of the presenters

Webinar: A Day in the Life of Health Informatics

Are you curious about health informatics, but want to know more about what your day-to-day workload, life, and environment might look like? You’re in luck! In our webinar, which live-streamed Thursday, April 25th, UNE Online Health Informatics alumni Irene Chen (of Harvard Children’s hospital) and Michele Marshall (of medical technology company BD) each gave a walk-through of their typical day…

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April 18, 2019 |
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 |
Justin Kenney

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 |
student services with SASC

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 |
Color-coded map showing regional accreditation in the United States

UNE Accreditation: Regional vs. National

Is UNE Online accredited? Is regional or national accreditation better? Is the University of New England accredited? UNE Online Enrollment Counselors often get these questions. Below is an overview of University of New England accreditation, and a discussion about regional and national accreditation. UNE Online is regionally accredited University of New England accreditation was initially conferred by NECHE in 1966,…

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March 14, 2019 |