Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BAHS pre-med majors head to PSU Primary Care Scholars Program

Ethan Powell
Adrienne Yordy

Adrienne Yordy and Ethan Powell, pre-medical science majors, have been accepted to the Penn State College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars Program. This select program, enrolling only thirty students annually, focuses on the philosophy and practice of primary care medicine. Primary care includes the disciplines of family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Ethan and Adrienne will spend the first week of this two week program at the College of Medicine Campus in Hershey where they will have the opportunity to interact with medical students and faculty, They will explore current issues in health care delivery in the context of primary care medicine. Also, on the agenda are discussions of the medical school curriculum, problem based learning, the admissions process, and financial aid. During the second week of the program, Ethan and Adrienne will shadow in a primary care setting.

Adrienne is a dean's list student and will serve as the president of the Pre-Medical Sciences Club next academic year. She is a member of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and will serve as its historian. Adrienne was recognized by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for outstanding academic performance in the freshmen year and was recently inducted into the organization. 

Ethan is a dean's list student and Eagle Scout. He is also a member of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. Heathen is a pharmacy technician and a volunteer and electronic records concierge at St. Luke's University Health Network. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Check out the new Fishing Creek water quality monitoring station

Dr. Steven Rier is pleased to announce the launch of a new public interface for the Fishing Creek water quality monitoring station.  The interface, developed by students in  Dr.Curt Jones’ software engineering class, displays data such as temperature, dew point, and depth in metric or English units and graphs two parameters at a time. Data can be viewed or downloaded by the public. Dr. Rier will present a talk on the monitoring station interface to the Fishing Creek Watershed Association in the near future.

Check out the monitoring station at: https://cswebserver.bloomu.edu:8443/WaterQuality/

Lauren Chamberlin awarded Margaret Till Physiology Award

Lauren L. Chamberlin 
Lauren L. Chamberlin, a biology, pre-medical sciences major, is the recipient of the Margaret Till Physiology Award. This award was established  by Dr. Margaret Till, professor emerita and former BAHS department chairperson. The award is granted to a junior or senior who is currently enrolled or has successfully completed at least one senior physiology course and integrated physiology lab. Candidates must write an essay describing the impact of physiology on their career.Lauren is a dean’s list student, a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the President of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Stephen Schell Scholarship, an award established by alumnus Dr. Stephen Schell to help students prepare for the MCAT exam. Lauren was also awarded the first Frederick Maue 1976 Scholarship for students pursuing a career in medicine. Lauren is a member of the pre-medical sciences club and is an ACT 101 program mentor. She serves as a “Standardized patient” in the department of Academic Affairs and Education at Geisinger Medical Center where she portrays standardized medical cases to help educate medical professionals in trauma situations, the delivery of bad news, and various diagnostic techniques. Lauren has conducted research on the presence of synapsin III, an endocytosis protein, in human sperm. She presented her research at the Annual Convention of the Northeast District 2 of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society and at the College of Science and Technology Research Day. Lauren received first prize for undergraduate research at CoST Research Day. She has participated in JanPlan, a shadowing program  for pre-medical science students at Geisinger Medical Center. Lauren conducted homeless outreach as part of a community service project with the Institute for Human Services in Oahu, HI. Lauren will attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

BAHS Scholar Athletes

Image result for scholar athlete free clip artBAHS majors were among the 119 student athletes that were honored as scholar athletes at the Husky Awards Banquet on April 20, 2017. Scholar athletes have achieved  a 3.25 GPA during the past two semesters or overall. The following BAHS majors were named scholar athletes: Danielle Adornetto, health sciences, pre-accelerated nursing (track and field), Madison Aungst, biology (track and field), Morgan Ilgenfritz, health sciences, pre-physical therapy (track and field),Teresa Ortiz, biology (track and field),Rachel Sullivan, health sciences, pre-physical therapy (track and field), Blake Remensnyder, health sciences, pre-pharmacy (football), Eleanor Kirby, medical imaging (field hockey), Erin Smith, biology, pre-medical sciences (softball), Mallory Tomaschick, health sciences, pre-physician assistant (softball), Olivia Falko, Biology (soccer), Courtney Kovilaritch, medical imaging (soccer). Congratulations BAHS scholar athletes!

Allison Bleistein named Outstanding Senior in Biology

Allison Bleistein
Allison M. Bleistein, a biology, environmental option major, was named outstanding senior in biology. Allison has been  very active in undergraduate research. She has conducted research at the Northeast Fishery Center and as a field study student at the Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge. Allison interned at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station and at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, where she gained experience in animal husbandry. Allison is a campus leader receiving leadership certification by Bloomsburg University’s Center for Leadership and Engagement.  Her outstanding achievements have been recognized by a host of honors and awards including dean’s list each semester and selection for membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Alpha Lambda Delta national Academic Honor Society, and the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Freshman Award. Allison was recognized for her scholarship, leadership and service by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Outside the classroom, Allison is involved with the Chillisquaque Limestone Watershed Association and the Quest Outdoor Leadership Program.  She organized a Community Action Day event in Greenbackville, VA where she led volunteers in various conservation activities. She recently accepted a Wildlife Research Technician position with a USFWS Biologist in UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Montana. She will be heading out there in June to assist with a black-footed ferret/prairie dog recovery program. Black-footed ferrets are the most endangered mammal in North America, and are an obligate predator of prairie dogs. Both populations have been hit hard by the sylvatic plague; a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by fleas. The USGS and National Wildlife Health Center have created an oral sylvatic plague vaccine as a pre-emptive method for controlling the plague in prairie dogs. Allison’s job will include distributing vaccine-laden baits, trapping prairie dogs, collecting blood, flea, hair, and whisker samples, ear and PIT tagging, and using GIS and GPS units to map colonies. Allison’s long term goals are to obtain a master’s degree in wildlife management, to contribute to ongoing conservation efforts, and to focus her research on large mammal ecology.

Mallory Tomaschik named Outstanding Senior in Allied Health

Mallory Tomaschik, a health sciences, pre-physician assistant major, was selected as outstanding senior in allied health. Mallory has been named to the Dean’s List each semester at Bloomsburg University. She receive a Phi Kappa Phi Recognition Award for outstanding performance during her freshman year. Mallory was a pitcher on Bloomsburg University’s Varsity Softball Team and earned a host of honors including the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar (PSAC) Athlete Award, the Bloomsburg University Scholar Athlete award, the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award, the PSAC Pitcher of the Week, and the PSAC All Central Division Pitcher. Mallory is the recipient of numerous scholarships such as the Math, Science and Technology Scholarship; the Catawissa  Lumber and Specialty Co. Inc. Education Fund Scholarship, the M. Catherine Murphy Scholarship, the Supervisory Roundtable Endowed Scholarship; the Husky Research Corporation Athletic Scholarship, the Hometown Huskies Scholarship, the Hall of Fame Scholarship, the Fulton Financial Advisors Robbins/Shuman Fund Scholarship, the Highmark Healthcare Scholarship and the Drummond Scholarship. Mallory is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is a flex nursing assistant at Geisinger Medical Center in the Hospital for Advanced Medicine. In the community, she gives volunteer and fundraising Pitching Lessons, was a Big Event Volunteer, and assists with sports physicals at Southern Columbia Area High School. Mallory will attend the physician assistant program at Lock Haven University. Congratulations Mallory!