Health and Biomedical Sciences

School of Social Work awarded fellowships through Coverdell Fellows program

A new fellowship offers tuition reimbursement for returning Peace Corps volunteers interested in earning their Master of Social Work from the University of Maine. UMaine partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program to offer three renewable scholarships covering up to 24 credits of full-time tuition per year to returning Peace Corp volunteers. Additional credits […]

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Grace Smith, Alan Baez awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

University of Maine juniors Grace Smith and Alan Baez have been awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships for demonstrating exceptional promise of becoming next-generation research leaders in engineering, mathematics or natural sciences. Each will receive as much as $7,500 for tuition, books and room and board. Smith, a junior from Holden, Maine, is a molecular and cellular […]

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Courtney Hatton overcomes obstacles, writes her own success story

Courtney Hatton will earn her undergraduate degree in biology May 11 at the University of Maine. She started college 11 years ago. Along the way, she’s encountered obstacles. The last two years at UMaine, the native of Molunkus, Maine has simultaneously worked as many as eight part-time jobs while carrying a full course load. And […]

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Browntail moth outbreaks expected statewide this year

As spring slowly moves its way into Maine, data is indicating that large parts of the midcoast and southern central parts of the state are likely to experience another tough year with the browntail moth. Maine Forest Service’s (MFS) aerial survey in fall 2018 showed over 126,000 acres impacted — double what was reported two […]

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Nursing students collecting children’s pajamas for local hospital

A group of senior nursing students at the University of Maine are collecting children’s pajamas for a Bangor hospital to give to patients who need them. Caroline Bush of Holden, Maine; Brooke Hammond of Frankfort, Maine; and Lauren Martin and Jordan Richards, both of Bradley, Maine, are enrolled in NUR 452 — Community and Population […]

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Dietetics program brings nutrition education to lawmakers

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Nine students from the program culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Breakfast […]

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Abby Irvine: Social work major passionate about helping others

People undergoing treatment for narcotic abuse at Northern Light Acadia Hospital received blankets and self-care items from staff on Christmas Day. Each present came with a handwritten card from Abby Irvine that contained one of 83 positive affirmations: “I am worthy of love and respect.” “I am proud of what I accomplish every day.” “Small […]

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DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish

Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides — including DDT — in the meltwater. Even with low levels of organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) in glacial meltwater, the risk of cancer for youth and […]

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