Research and Scholarship

Collaborative Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Brenda Wands, assistant professor and program director of the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Nurse Anesthesia program, recently was granted a Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grant through Health Resources and Service Administration for $15,701. This award is valuable to the nurse anesthesia students to offset some of their tuition costs. Nurse anesthesia students are unable to work during their 33 month graduate program; therefore this grant award is appreciated in their educational journey.

Jerry Wemple

Jerry Wemple, MFA, professor of English, recently gave the Bruce H. Stanley Memorial Reading at Reading Area Community College. The annual reading honors Stanley, a former RACC faculty member. The reading is co-sponsored by the RACC Foundation and Berks Bards, a community poetry group. Wemple is the author of three poetry collections, mostly recently The Artemas Poems.

Two-year bioDensity project begins

bioDensity Research

A unique performance heath research opportunity has come to campus, resulting in a collaborative project for the Department of Exercise Science through the fall of 2017. Performance Health Systems, LLC awarded Swapan Mookerjee, professor of exercise science, a two-year research contract that provides more than $20,000 worth of equipment and logistical support to the department’s physiology laboratory along with the provision for a graduate assistantship, which was made possible with matching funds from the university.

“This project provides us a unique opportunity to conduct research, which will culminate in faculty-student collaborative presentations, papers and masters theses,” Mookerjee said. “The equipment is currently mainly available in clinical sites across the country.”

Graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in all the research projects, according to Mookerjee, who added these types of collaborative projects typically result in conference presentations, papers and thesis projects.