UNE Centers

The University of New England has established several centers in support of research and scholarship. These university-wide centers are designed to promote interdisciplinary research and provide opportunities for collaborative research and scholarship programs that are competitive for interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, and multi-institutional awards. The centers also expand student research opportunities, bringing together students, faculty, and partner institutions in pursuit of cooperative goals.

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function's (COBRE) mission is to significantly contribute to the scientific understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain, facilitating the discovery and development of novel therapies.

Karen Houseknecht works with students in her lab

Center for Excellence in Aging and Health

The Center for Excellence in Aging and Health (CEAH) aims to advance interprofessional research to inform education, health care practice, and service. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health of an aging population through research with complementary education, advocacy, and service.

Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education

Our Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE) transforms health care education by fostering community-centered, collaborative learning and interprofessional practice.


Center for Excellence in Digital Health

The Center for Excellence in Digital Health (CEDH) engages present and future clinicians in using and leveraging digital health applications to improve outcomes for patients, providers, and institutions throughout the world.

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

The mission of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences is to foster creativity and collaboration among people who have a passion for understanding the complexities of the nervous system and applying this knowledge to improve human health, productivity, and quality of life.

Center for Excellence in Public Health

The Center for Excellence in Public Health (CEPH) expands interprofessional education opportunities in clinical settings and implements research projects related to interprofessional practice.

William Heinz, M.D., gives a presentation for the Maine Concussion Management Initiative

Maine Concussion Management Initiative

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) is a pioneer in concussion research and education outreach. We launched our program in 2009 with a mission to increase awareness about concussions among athletes, coaches, parents, and school administrators. This project has been implemented in more than 100 Maine high schools and the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Aquaculture research equipment at UNE

Marine Science Research Programs

The UNE School of Marine and Environmental Programs serves as an incubator for forward-looking marine science research. The school provides faculty, students, and partner researchers with the information and resources they need to contribute to global conversations regarding marine science, policy, and management.

UNE North

The Center for North Atlantic Studies of the University of New England is an education and research leader for Maine connected to the North Atlantic/Arctic region grounded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and built to support local to global collaborative approaches to shared challenges and opportunities.