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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.”

    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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