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Ah-Kau Ng, Professor of Immunology in the Department of Applied Medical Sciences, is receiving support from the Research Administration and Development Commercialization Funding Program for the commercialization of his project, Monoclonal Antibodies to C-Terminal Domains of Osteopontin, a potential cancer biomarker, a tissue development factor, and an early T lymphocyte activation marker.
Theresa Brown, R.N., clinical nurse, author, and New York Times opinion columnist will be featured in the next installment of the University of Southern Maine’s Martha Skoner Lecture Series. Ms. Brown will present “Bedside Nursing in the Age of Affordable Care” on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The lecture, sponsored by Maine Medical Center, will take place in USM’s Hannaford Hall on the Portland campus.
In a Bangor Daily News article, William Leigher, Rear Admiral for the Navy and USM alum, talks about the future of the Navy and the importance of STEM majors in Maine. Leigher traveled to different spots around Southern Maine to meet with state officials and school and corporate representatives as part of the Navy outreach and recruitment program.
The University of Southern Maine and Cornerstones of Science announce the first in a series of Science Cafés to be held at Portland Public Library on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the fall.
USM Associate Professor, Brian Toy, presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 63rd annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium on June 27-29, 2012.
Thirteen high school graduates from throughout Maine have been selected as members of the University of Southern Maine Pioneers Program Class of 2016. The Pioneers consist of high school graduates, from all different parts of Maine, with all different types of STEM majors.
The first New Egland chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO), the international honor society in interdisciplinary environmental sciences/studies, is established at USM.
USM faculty explore new ways to increase genomic education for USM students.
Recently, USM student, Lauren Redmond, finished up her internship for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lauren did various types of work for the Laboratory, including researching and discovering potential landing spots on Mars for current and future missions.
Krista Meinersmann, Director of the University of Southern Maine School of Nursing, has been chosen as 1 of 37 leaders in nursing education to participate in the inaugural class of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. USM is the only northern New England program represented in the program which brings together nursing deans and senior faculty leaders from across the country.

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