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DYC Biology Professor Selected for National Test Committee

DYC Biology Professor Selected for National Test Committee

Kimberly Bernosky-Smith, PhD was one of three pathology experts chosen nationally for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) committee.


Buffalo, April 23, 2015 – Kimberly Bernosky-Smith, PhD assistant professor of biology in the Math and Natural Sciences Department at D’Youville College, was selected to be a part of the annual chiropractic Part 1 Test Committee that met in Greeley, Colorado April 10-11.

Test committees are the key component in creating examinations according to the guidelines provide by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) and are composed of faculty members from various chiropractic colleges and institutions who have chiropractic programs such as D’Youville.

The test committee approved items to be used on future examinations that the NBCE will administer.

“The test committee is an intense 48 hour session where each of the basic science sections goes through hundreds of questions to make sure each is accurate, up-to-date and relevant,” Bernosky-Smith said.

“Committee members offer new questions to be included in future national exams and give input in being sure the boards are an accurate representation of the chiropractic curriculum. It will determine competency of students across the nation.”

She was one of three pathology experts chosen nationally. “I was honored to be considered for inclusion.”

Dr. Bernosky-Smith graduated from the University at Buffalo where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and social sciences, and her master’s degree in psychology.

She earned her doctor of philosophy degree at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and was a predoctoral Research Fellow at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Dr. Bernosky-Smith joined the D’Youville faculty in 2011. She continues as a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UB.

The mission of the NBCE is to ensure professional competency through excellence in testing. It develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking licensure.


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