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Ashley Benjamin of Philadelphia earns master of biomedical sciences degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineAshley Benjamin of Philadelphia, along with 12 other members of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine's (Geisinger Commonwealth) first Doylestown campus cohort, received a master of biomedical ...Summer 2017
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for enrolling"Source Perception, Socioeconomic Factors, and HPV Literacy". Under the direction of Dr. Cohen, objectively we wanted to determine the importance of source perception (trust) on HPV literacy for individuals with various socioeconomic factors by performing secondary data analysis using data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 4 Cycle 4 (2014).This research was significant not only because cervical cancer incidence and death rates have declined by more than 60% from 1955-1992, but the public health impact could attain a significant incline in education directed to improve health literacy which could in turn, promote this diseases further decline and prevention.Spring 2016 - Summer 2017Added by AshleyExpand ▾
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's ListThe Deans List recognizes the top 20 percent of students taking a minimum of three graded, full-credit courses each fall and spring term based on the grade point average for that term.Fall 2010Added by Ashley
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listThe Cheyney University Keystone Honors Academy strives to be a catalyst for university wide activity intended to enhance the scholarly environment on the Cheyney campus. This is a community of high achieving students and the Academy provides a wide array of services and programs which further enrich the academic experience for its members. The Academy encompasses academic, cultural, social, and professional experiences, and matches members with scholarships. This approach is consistent with national models for student success, and has proven to be effective in the CU KHA.Fall 2010 - Spring 2013Added by Ashley
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listBeta Kappa Chi is a National Scientific Honor Society. The purpose of this Society shall be to encourage and advance scientific education through original investigation, the dissemination of scientific knowledge; and the stimulation of high scholarship in pure and applied science.
Undergraduate students are eligible for membership if they rank in the upper fifth of their class and have completed at least sixty-four semester hours of college work, seventeen semester hours of which shall be in one of the sciences recognized by Beta Kappa Chi with a grade average of at least B in the science area and a general college average of at least B; graduate students are eligible if they have completed at least fifteen semester hours in one of the sciences recognized by the Society with a grade average of A in at least one-third of the hours and at least B in the remaining two-thirds semester hours.Fall 2010 - Spring 2013Added by Ashley
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listThe Phi Beta Delta Society () is an international honor society that was founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986. It was the first honor society dedicated to recognize scholarly achievement in international education, giving scholarships to deserving students and enhancing knowledge about various cultures around the world.
Nominated students, faculty, and/or staff are invited to become members based on the scholastic achievement (grade point averages) of student members, classes taken or taught, international activities undertaken, and international travel, work or study experience. Members are also committed to international education.Added by Ashley
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for studying abroadSince 1985, PASSHE has provided Honors students from the fourteen state universities with the opportunity to study abroad through the Summer Honors Program. Each students scholarship covers the cost of 6 academic credits, travel and room and board at the host university and abroad. The application process is competitive; students must complete a written application and be in good standing within their respective Honors Program to be considered for the summer program. They are selected based on academic achievement, service to the Honors Program and the university and their interest in the program of study.
"There and Back Again"- Oxford, England
Self-directed research and analytic reporting
Topics in Self and Society- 3 Credits
Topics of Art and Humanities-3 CreditsSummer 2012Added by Ashley
Awards & Recognition
Ashley Benjamin was recognized for earning an academic awardCreated in 2000, the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence is conferred upon a graduating senior from one of the State System universities. This award was founded by Dr. Syed R. Ali-Zaidi, a charter member of the Board of Governors. Funding for this academic excellence award was made possible through gifts from Dr. Ali-Zaidi, Highmark Inc., and the State System Foundation, Inc. Dr. Ali-Zaidi wishes to inspire and honor State System students who exhibit excellence in their pursuit of knowledge.
Candidates were recommended by their university president at the conclusion of a campus application and selection process that was open to all graduating seniors. Multiple selection criteria included outstanding academic scholarship, including prizes, honors, and honorary societies; participation in extra/co-curricular activities; and a two-page essay by the nominee addressing how the university has prepared him or her for the next career step.Added by Ashley
Activities & Affiliations
Ashley Benjamin of Philadelphia, other MBS students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, obtain certificationAshley Benjamin of Philadelphia and other students in the master of biomedical sciences (MBS) program at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine's Doylestown campus recently had the opportunity t...Fall 2017
Ashley Benjamin of Philadelphia and several other Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine master of biomedical sciences students took part in the Great American Cleanup on March 25, beautifying t...Spring 2017
Ashley Benjamin of Philadelphia, along with other students enrolled in The Commonwealth Medical College's (TCMC) master of biomedical science program at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute (BSBI) in D...Winter 2016-20171 comment
ActivityDrexel University College of Medicine, Summer Internship
Neurobiology/Anatomy Laboratory, June-August
The Role of D2 Dopamine Receptors in Concussion-Induced Working Memory Deficits in the Adolescent Rat
Acquired both theoretical knowledge and practical training in research in concussion induced TBI
Scientific experimentation and other scholarly investigations using animal models (Rodents)Summer 2012Added by Ashley
Residential Support SupervisorSeptember 2014 - April 2016
The Residential Support Specialist is an administrative and clinical supervisor for the childrens residential program and is responsible to assist the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager in the day-to-day clinical and administrative operations of the home. The Residential Support Specialist will participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in coordinating and providing services for individuals with acquired brain injuries, autism and other significant neurological disorders. Ensures residential teacher staffing meets regulatory requirements and oversees physical plant issues of the home. May supervise up to twenty staff.
Populations served are sometimes intensely physically challenging. The position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Residential Support Specialist is expected to implement and train highly technical clinical and teaching programs based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis. This requires the Residential Support Specialist to be constantly alert and ready to respond to student and staff needs according to effective behavior analytic interventions.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Communicating with Supervisors and co-workers - Providing information to supervisors and co-workers, by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, set up functions, and enter data, or process information accurately.
Performing Administrative Activities - Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files, processing paperwork, communicating, and coordinating functions, calendars and department activities.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing AssociateJanuary 2014 - July 2014
Under the direction of senior personnel, performs production operations including fermentation or cell culture operations, preparation of media and buffer solutions, chromatographic separation, filtration and concentration operation, etc as well as being involved in both start-up and product changeover activities.
Key Responsibilities: Completing daily manufacturing tasks per standard operating procedures and batch document instructions. Monitors critical process parameters. Documenting all manufacturing activities clearly and accurately. Assist in the training of less experienced team members. Actively participates in effective troubleshooting of equipment and processing problems. Ensures all processing equipment and materials necessary are adequate and available to set the team up for success. Maintains a high level of mechanical and technical aptitude and training. During technical transfer and the start up activities, provide input on design and operation of equipment. Ensures all production activities are completed in a safe and compliant manor.
Applied Analytic Research Inc.
Polymer Research AssistantJune 2013 - October 2013
NASA funded project- Supporting role was to research scientific literature, receive packages, order substances. I was responsible for handling hazardous material, using the Rotovap and purifying solids by re-crystallization. I was able to create buffer solutions that I felt were suitable for the positive progression of the assignment. The focus was primarily on organic polymer plastic synthesis in hopes of creating an adhesive that would sustain extreme pressure and temperatures for space shuttles.
Projects, Publications & Classwork
Einstein Healthcare Network (Other)Job Title: Emergency Department Volunteer Purpose: I assisted the staff with services to patients/visitors with the goal of minimizing anxiety by creating an atmosphere that is as relaxing as possible. Also,I was asked to provide emotional support to patients in treatment rooms, assist staff running errands related to patient care, and in escorting visitors to rooms and patients as they leave the department. Location: 5501 Old York Rd,Philadelphia PA 19141 Essential Duties:•Foster a sensitive and caring atmosphere for the patients and their visitors. •Be able to recognize and appropriately respond to any non-medical needs of the patient or significant others(ex: blankets/pillows, food and drink when approved by nurse •Support families by assisting their communication with other family members/external contacts in a calm, sensitive, and effective manner •Recognize unusual anger/fear of patients and significant others and refer issues to appropriate staff •Making room visits •Prep and restock exam rooms with supplies and linens •Assisting patients in the waiting room and in treatment rooms •Assist in transporting patients from Emergency Department to ancillary services upon discharge – Pharmacy, public phones, etc •Assist in additional duties assigned by the charge nurse •Seek out staff members if a visitor should have questions regarding treatment of a patient •Demonstrate knowledge and maintain respect for patients right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures •Role model behaviors that value diversity of our patients, volunteers, associates, and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful •Communicates with patients, families and customers •Works in a safe manner and promptly reports any hazards identified in the work environment or related to assigned responsibilities •Maintain proper uniform including wearing marked volunteer jacket •Train new volunteer in the emergency department Length of appointment: 4 months Time Commitment: One four hour day a week.