The COMmunicator 2019-20 Vol. 2 | Page 3

Message From the Dean

We are so very fortunate for the time, energy and talent of our dedicated faculty and professional staff who are educating the next generation of physicians, seeking to make the curriculum and students’ experiences more meaningful and robust. These individuals go above and beyond what would be expected of any employee in their commitment to the UNE COM community and our mission. Be it through writing grants and mentoring students in research, providing educational activities regarding the opioid epidemic or practical experiences via the CUP AHEC Scholars program; participating in the Clinical Case Presentations (CPC) , or addressing cultural humility and biases in medicine, our faculty and professional staff continue to strive to make UNE COM the best we can be.

We are grateful for our Alumni who act as role models and mentors showing students and others, what it means to be a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. The contributions that they have made to their communities set us apart. Throughout the country our alumni serve as professional and military leaders; as deans, associate deans, program directors, department chiefs, and medical directors; as teachers and preceptors; demonstrating to our students, each other, and our neighbors who we are as a College, as a community, and as a collection of individuals committed to becoming the best the Founders envisioned for us.

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. It certainly takes a large COMmunity to raise a physician, and I am especially grateful for the part all of you play in this process. We couldn’t do it without you.

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a blessed holiday season.

Jane E. Carreiro, DO ‘88

Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and VP for Health Affairs

University of New England

COMmunity - a lot to be thankful for...

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we get ready to have this edition of the COMmunicator go live and be distributed to you, I am struck by how thankful we are for the students, faculty, professional staff and alumni who are part of this College and the University of New England.

For the students who bring their fresh perspectives and enthusiastic energy to the process of becoming physicians, we are grateful for the impact they have on our College. Whether through involvement in clubs and organizations, research and scholarship; reflective writing; community service or just plain fun-filled activities, the students bring a life and vibrancy to our UNE COM community. The students inspire us to keep moving forward to be the best that we can be as a College of Osteopathic Medicine.