News Archive

October 25, 2012
Pediatric Cardiovascular Health and Obesity On November 28th, Paul S. Visich, PhD, MPH and Bill Saltarelli PhD will present a Scholarship in Medicine Lecture on Pediatric Cardiovascular Health and Obesity: What We Learned From the Cardiovascular Health Intervention Program. Read more here.

September 4, 2012
Residency Summer Work Retreat photos are up! Residents and faculty team up, to clean up at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville. Read all about it here!

August 18, 2012
Natasha Bonhomme Vice President of Strategic Development at Genetic Alliance next speaker in evening lecture series
The Scholarship in Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series will feature Ms. Bonhomme to talk about the story behind screening newborns for heart defects. Read more here.

August 4, 2012
Clinic on wheels provides health care for Maine’s migrant workers
Dr. Cheryl Seymour, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency physician who serves as the medical director for the Maine Migrant Health Program is featured in a Bangor Daily News Story here.

June 8, 2012
Rescheduled Scholarship in Medicine Lecture
The Distinguished Speaker Series will feature Carol Bult, PhD on Wednesday, June 27. This is a rescheduled date due to cancellation. Read more here.

June 5, 2012
Graduate to receive award
Residency graduate Irfan Ali, MD, will receive the NASF Humanitarian of the Year award from the Chelsea-based Nasreen & Alam Sher Foundation “for his altruistic humanitarian efforts for the people of South Asia.” Read more here.

May 24, 2012
New Scholarship in Medicine Lecture
The Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Brian Irwin is available online. The title of his talk is Recompense: Streams, Summits and Reflections and the focus is on his wilderness medicine experience. Read more here.

April 4, 2012
26th Annual Nevola Symposium 2012
Out of the Darkness and Into Delight: Spirituality, Flourishing and Joy
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - Colby College, Waterville, Maine. Please use this link to view the website or go directly to print registration form here.

March 30, 2012
Rescheduled Scholarship in Medicine Lecture
The Distinguished Speaker Series will feature Carol Bult, PhD on Wednesday, June 27. This is a rescheduled date due to the cancellation. Read more here.

March 16, 2012
Match Day News!
We are please to announce that Maine-Dartmouth has filled all of its open positions in the Residency Match. Pictures and biographies of all our newest residents is posted here.

January 26, 2012
Speaker's Slides Now Available
The Scholarship in Medicine: Distinguished Speaker Series featured Alane O'Connor, DNP's talk on Buprenorphine during Pregnancy: Maternal and Infant Outcomes. To see her slides please click here.

January 5, 2012
Genomics in Medicine series in New England Journal of Medicine
"Regardless of where medicine is practiced, genomics is inexorably changing our understanding of the biology of nearly all medical conditions." remarked research director Greg Feero, MD, PhD. Dr. Feero is editor of this 14 part series of articles which are available here.

September 15, 2011
Genomics in Medicine series in New England Journal of Medicine
"Regardless of where medicine is practiced, genomics is inexorably changing our understanding of the biology of nearly all medical conditions." remarked research director Greg Feero, MD, PhD. Dr. Feero is editor of this 13 part series of articles which are available here.

September, 2011
Recently published JAMA Article on Education by Dr. Feero
"Genomics Education for Health Care Professionals in the 21st Century" co-authored by residency research director Greg Feero, MD PhD and Eric Green MD PhD. Dr. Green is currently the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Excerpt: The vision for the future of genomics research developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute suggests more discoveries are likely to occur over the next few decades. These insights have helped reveal remarkable and unexpected complexities of human biology; however, this scientific reality has slowed the immediate translation of genomic discoveries to health benefits. More information here

August 10, 2011
Residency Summer Work Retreat
Residents and faculty team up, to clean up at the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program. See retreat info here

August 16, 2011
Scholarship in Medicine
The Distinguished Speaker Series features Ed Bilsky, PhD on Wednesday, September 28th. The title of his lecture is "UNE's Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences: A Catalyst for Education, Research and Economic Development". Read more here.

June 7, 2011
Congratulations to the Nevola Planning Committee on the 25th Annual Nevola Symposium
Over three hundred people gathered at Colby College for "coming together - the spirituality of civil dialogue, multiculturalism, forgiveness & reconciliation". "Informative", "intriguing" and "engaging" are some of the comments from participants. Please use this link to view brochure.

May 19, 2011
Genomics in Medicine
"Regardless of where medicine is practiced, genomics is inexorably changing our understanding of the biology of nearly all medical conditions." remarked research director Greg Feero, MD, PhD. The recent series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine are available here.

May 12, 2011
Maine Dartmouth Receives Grant
Maine Dartmouth’s Practical Cancer Genetics for Maine Health Care Providers supported by MCF

Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program (MDFMR) was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation to develop an educational event on cancer genetics. Practical Cancer Genetics for Maine Health Care Providers will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Maine Association of Family Physicians (MAFP) in April 2012. The goal of the session will be to enhance Maine health care providers’ understanding of the various aspects of detecting and managing individuals with familial cancer syndromes. Read more here.

May 9, 2011
25th Annual Nevola Symposium 2011
"coming together - the spirituality of civil dialogue, multiculturalism, forgiveness & reconciliation"
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Please use this link to view brochure and print registration form.

April 7, 2011
Scholarship in Medicine
The recent scholarship in medicine lecture Multidisciplinary Care and Therapeutic Advances for People with ALS is available online. Read more here.

March 17, 2011
We have filled all our positions!
We are pleased to announce that we have matched all our positions requested through the ERAS match. Welcome Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine residency class of 2014! Pictures and biographies of our class of 2014 are posted here.

Feburary 14, 2011
Congratulations on Match Day!
We are pleased to announce that we have matched all five of the positions requested through the osteopathic match. We await the allopathic match results to complete our Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine residency class of 2014. More news later! For now: pictures and biographies of our first five members of our class of 2014 are posted here.

Feburary 11, 2011
Little Black Book of Pediatrics
Maine Dartmouth’s Chiedza G. Jokonya, MD is lead author of the latest edition of The Little Black Book of Pediatrics which provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents. More...

January 27, 2011
Genomics in Medicine
Maine Dartmouth’s research director is lead editor in The New England Journal of Medicine series titled Genomic Medicine. Read more here.

November 17, 2010
Humanitarian Award Given to Maine Darthmouth's Chi Jokonya, M.D.
Dr. Chi Jokonya, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency faculty member, was awarded the prestigious Hanley Center’s award for outstanding achievement in providing voluntary medical relief and humanitarian service. Read more here.

November 16, 2010
Cholera in Haiti
A team of our residents and faculty, led by Dr. Chi Jokonya, changed plans in Haiti this week to assist with relief work in the cholera epidemic. Their story is captured by Beth Macy from the Roanoke Times and Lisa Mullens from The World - PRI. Please read and listen to their story of resilience and hope.

November 10, 2010
Maine Dartmouth in Haiti
Several members of our community have been involved in volunteer work in Haiti over the last two years. We have a blog to help chronicle their efforts and experiences.

August 10, 2010
Residency Summer Work Retreat
Residents and faculty team up, to clean up at the Family Violence Project, in Augusta. See past retreat info here

April 15, 2010
24th Annual Nevola Symposium 2010
"Spirituality and Trauma - Reclaiming Your Life"
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Please use this link to view brochure.

March 16, 2010
Congratulations on Match Day!
We are pleased to announce we have filled all our positions for 2010 through the AOA and NRMP matches. Pictures and biographies of our new intern class are posted here.

March 1, 2010
Maine Dartmouth in Haiti
Several members of our community have been involved in volunteer work in Haiti over the last two years. We have recently started a blog to help chronicle their efforts and experiences.

August 4, 2009
Residency Summer Work Retreat
Thanks to all who participated in this year's work retreat at the South End Teen Center in Waterville, Maine.
Pictures have been posted here.

June 9, 2009
23nd Annual Nevola Symposium 2009
"Tell me where it hurts... Lessons for Hope and Integrity in the Face of Pain"
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Please use this link to view brochure and print registration form.

March 17, 2009
Congratulations on Match Day!
We are please to announce that Maine-Dartmouth has filled all of its open positions in the 2009 Residency Match. Pictures and biographies of our newest residents will be posted shortly.

November 12, 2008
Palliative Care Fellowship
MDFMR is now open to applicants for our new Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, to begin July, 2009.
For more information, see this brochure.

April 15, 2008
22nd Annual Nevola Symposium 2008
"Hands-on Spirituality - Clinical Approaches and Personal Resilience"
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Please use this link to view brochure and print registration form.

February, 2008
MDFMR Bulletin Winter 2008

November, 2007
Integrative Medicine in Residency
We are proud to be participating in Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) starting in June 2008. This is a 250-hour curriculum development project of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine that will create and deliver competency based online integrative medical training to residents. IMR is initially being piloted in eight family medicine residencies with the goal of expanding to primary care and subspecialty training programs throughout the US and abroad.

June 5, 2007
21st Annual Nevola Symposium 2007

"Spiritually Grounded Healing Environments and Practices"
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - China Lake Conference Center, China, Maine.
Please use this link to view brochure and print registration form.

January 1, 2005
We're Number 1 in rural practice placement!
A study recently cited on the US rural family medicine listserv showed that MDFPR placed the most graduates of any Family Practice Residency (FPR) in the country into rural practice during the years 1997-2003--a total of 46 of its 61 graduates during that period! We were 14 th overall in the percent placed in rural practice at 75%. There are over 450 US accredited FPRs. MDFPR, first approved in 1973, shares the distinction with two Connecticut FPRs as the oldest in New England.
Details on the study can be found here.

Thanks go to Robert Bowman, MD, a University of Nebraska rural health and FP advocate, who compiled the statistics.

Fall, 2004
Vietnam collaboration begins:
Truong Ba Nhan, MD, MPH, from the Can Tho (Vietnam) University School of Medicine visited MDFPR in September. Dan Meyer, PhD visited the Can Tho campus in October and Bill Alto and Mary Ready, PGYII, will be visiting for two weeks in March, 2004. Support for the project is provided by Unocal. (see Fall Bulletin and Presentations for details)

JUN 8, 2004
2004 Nevola Symposium on Spirituality and Health
Whats Love Got to Do With It?
The Meaning of Love in the Healing Arts.

JUL, 2004
One-year planning grant underway to develop a preventive and emergency dental care curriculum. Bill Alto, MD. MPH, will serve as curriculum leader, working with Harry Colt,MD in Fairfield and Dan Onion, MD, MPH in Augusta. (see Fall Bulletin for details)

JUN 17, 2003
2003 Nevola Symposium on Spirituality and Health

APR 21, 2003
MDFPR, with Augusta Public Schools, has received a 14 month grant for the Maine Bureau of Health to provide school-based health services at a middle school near the FMI in Augusta. Our newest faculty member, Chris Lutryzkowski, MD, will provide medical direction.

News flash -- Karen Gershman and Dan Onion were informed May 26 that the ACGME has approved the one-year geriatric fellowship program! First trainee will begin in July.

2002
Annual Work Retreat at the Family Violence Project Shelter in Augusta.

SEP 30, 2002
Spirituality and primary care medicine: Clinical, personal and organizational approaches.
John Templeton Spirituality and Medicine Award for Primary Care Residency Training Programs (in conjunction with George Washington University Medical Center, Institute for Spirituality and Health), 2002.

SEP 9, 2002
Miriam Bergman Symposium, Friday, Oct 11, 2002

AUG 28, 2002
¿Qué Desean? - New Curriculum Grant on Care of Farmworkers.

JUN 11, 2002
2002 Nevola Symposium on Spirituality and Health