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Two MNS Faculty to Help Prepare National Exam Pictured (left to right): Dr. Marion Pace Olivieri and Dr. Kimberly Bernosky-Smith


Two MNS Faculty Members to Help Prepare National Chiropratic Exam


Buffalo, New York – March 6, 2014 – Two D’Youville faculty members have been invited to sit on the 2014 section of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).

Dr. Marion Pace Olivieri, chair of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, professor of biology and chemistry, and Dr. Kimberly Bernosky-Smith, assistant professor of biology, will participate in sessions April 11-12 in Greeley, Colorado.

They will help in examination preparation for the part one written section of the chiropractic board exam that tests competency in basic science, anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and microbiology.

Dr. Olivieri will construct questions for the biochemistry section and Dr. Bernosky-Smith will be involved in the creation of the pathology questions.

They were initially nominated by Dr. Kathleen L. Linaker, executive director of D’Youville’s Chiropractic program. “The NBCE sends me the list of individuals they need by content area and then I ask for volunteers,” says Dr. Linaker. “I nominate those willing to go work and once they are on the list they are often invited back.”

“Asking to participate in this event is a huge honor for us and the Math and Natural Sciences Department at D’Youville,” Dr. Bernosky-Smith said. “We’re thrilled to be representing our school at a national level.”

Students typically take NBCE exams before graduating from chiropractic college with scores being made available to licensing authorities within and outside the U.S.

“NBCE examinations offer assurance to the general public that regardless of where a chiropractor went to school or was licensed, he or she has demonstrated a baseline of knowledge as well as ability in diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, principles of chiropractic, associated clinical sciences and chiropractic practice,” according to the Board.

The Board is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession and was established in 1963.


Dr. Kathleen L. Linaker at 716-829-7725 (or)