Bloomsburg University Nursing Faculty Member Named to Federal Advisory Committee

For Immediate Release

Date: Aug. 20, 2020

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations


BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania nursing faculty member Kimberly Olszewski has been appointed to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2024.

The BOSC is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to the EPA's Office of Research and Development on technical and management issues of its research programs. The BOSC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 15-member board advises the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on the Institute's research and prevention program.

"It is a tremendous honor to have been personally endorsed and supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and other professional associations, as well as Bloomsburg University administration, for this prestigious national appointment," said Olszewski. "This appointment was made by Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC, and I will join 14 of the most influential individuals in the field of occupational safety and health across the nation."

The board evaluates the degree to which the activities of NIOSH conform to those standards of scientific excellence appropriate for federal scientific institutions in accomplishing occupational safety and health objectives. It also addresses current relevant needs in the fields of occupational safety and health, either alone or in conjunction with other activities inside and outside of NIOSH.

Olszewski is an associate professor at BU and serves as graduate program coordinator, nurse practitioner, and Doctorate in Nursing Practice Program Director at Bloomsburg University. She was recognized in 2018 as the Breiner Family Endowed Professorship for Nursing at BU for a five-year appointment. In addition, she is also the president-elect for the AAOHN and will assume the role of president in April 2021.

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