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Thursday July 24, 2014

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    John Lowery, 32
    Resident Physician, Family Medicine
    Central Maine Medical Center

    Being the first student to pursue and
    complete a dual D.O./Ph.D. program
    from the University of New England
    College of Osteopathic Medicine is
    one of many reasons Dr. John Lowery
    of Falmouth is being recognized as a
    Forty Under 40 award winner.

    A dedicated husband and father
    of two, Lowery has spent the past
    several years balancing family,
    education, and volunteering efforts
    in pursuant of his Ph.D. and medical
    residency. It was in his second
    year at UNECOM when the idea of
    combining both research and clinical
    medicine began.

    According to Lowery, the program
    “offered collaboratively through
    UNECOM and the University of
    Maine Graduate School, has served to
    bridge my formal clinical education
    with cutting edge neuroscience
    research and has well equipped me
    to practice evidence-based medicine.
    My research interests involve
    understanding mechanisms of pain
    and addiction and focus primarily on
    drug development.â€Â

    Lowery believes that as healthcare
    continues to evolve, there will
    undoubtedly be an increased need for
    leaders who can integrate and utilize
    cutting edge biomedical research and
    their own clinical decision making
    skills, to help diagnose, treat and
    prevent illness. Physician-scientists
    provide that bridge between clinical
    medicine and scientific research,
    so that a deeper understanding of
    the mechanisms of disease can be
    achieved. Lowery’s Ph.D. dissertation
    investigated developing novel opioid
    analgesics that may be used as potent
    and safer alternatives to classical
    opiates, such as morphine, for the
    treatment of acute and chronic pain.

    Lowery’s professional affiliations
    include the American College of
    Osteopathic Family Physicians, the
    American Osteopathic Association,
    the Maine Osteopathic Association,
    and most recently the UNE Center for
    Excellence in the Neurosciences K-12
    Outreach Program. While attending
    UNECOM he was also the founding
    editor of the university newspaper,
    the Nor’easter News.

    Lowery is currently in a three-year
    family medicine residency at Central
    Maine Medical Center.

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