First floor of Weyandt Hall
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is sponsoring a program on April 3 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. as part of the
Research Appreciation Week highlighting scholarly accomplishments of female undergraduate/graduate students and faculty.
3:30–4:30 p.m., Weyandt and Walsh halls
Local high school visitors will have the opportunity to review research projects going on in our laboratories. Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the poster session and awards ceremony.
High school students interested in attending should complete the
RSVP by March 27.
For more information on the event, see our
4:30–5:30 p.m., Weyandt Hall, first floor
The session will highlight female undergraduate/graduate student and faculty research projects. Posters that have been presented in other contexts are welcomed, including the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forum or from other professional meetings.
If you are interested in displaying your poster, please complete and return the
submission form to the CNSM Dean's Office at
by Monday, March 20, 2017.
Awards will be given for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student posters.
March 20, 2017
Students needing to have their poster printed can do so through the Research Institute (RI). Please follow the
poster printing guidelines for correct printing format and deadline to submit to the RI. Students wishing to display their project on a trifold display board can pick one up in the CNSM Dean’s Office.
5:30 p.m., Weyandt Hall, Room 107
A panel of speakers will discuss issues related to success of women in STEM, followed by an awards ceremony. High school program participants will also be recognized.
Sally Amero serves as the NIH Review policy officer and as
the Extramural Research Integrity liaison officer in the NIH Office of
Extramural Research. She is the principal advisor to the deputy director
for Extramural Research on peer review policy and oversees its development and
implementation across the agency. She also handles breaches in the
confidentiality and integrity of the peer review process, as well as
allegations of research misconduct that involve NIH-supported research. She has published over 40 policy announcements since joining OER and
recently completed a certificate in public leadership from the Brookings
Institution. Previously, she served as a
referral officer and the scientific review administrator for the genome study
section in the Center for Scientific Review during the final years of the
Human Genome Project. She then served as
the inaugural chief of the Bioengineering Sciences and Technology Integrated
Review Group in CSR and managed the peer review of the first two NIH director’s
Roadmap initiatives. Before joining the NIH, Amero was an assistant
professor at Loyola University Medical Center, where her research focused on
chromosome structure and RNA processing. Amero earned her PhD in
Developmental Biology and Biochemical Genetics from West Virginia University
and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Virginia and
Olejniczak is a project manager at Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc. (formerly
Stemnion, Inc.) and has held this position since January 2015. Noveome is
a privately held, clinical stage biotechnology start-up company that is developing
therapeutic treatments for multiple disease areas using a novel cell secretome produced
from the placenta. During her 11 years with Noveome Biotherapeutics, Olejniczak has
held multiple laboratory- and business-related positions. Prior to joining
Noveome, she worked in business development and marketing with Tissue
Informatics, a Pittsburgh-based start-up company focused on using
high-throughput imaging for automated pathology analysis. She began her
professional career as an academic research technician at the University of
Pittsburgh. Olejniczak is a 1991 graduate of
IUP, and, after receiving her BS in Biology, she went on to earn a graduate
degree in microbiology at the University of Maine and an MBA from the Joseph
M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. Most
recently, she completed a certificate program in Biotechnology Project
Mary Sewatsky received a BS degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from IUP and a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She returned to the area to participate in the newly formed Scranton/Temple Internal Medicine Residency Program and served as chief resident in her last year of training. She was appointed director of Emergency Medicine at Moses Taylor Hospital, where she served in that capacity from 1986 to 2011. She is currently employed at Moses Taylor Hospital and serves as the hospital’s chief medical officer and patient safety officer. Sewatsky is board certified in internal medicine.