Radiography Staff

Christine Eckenrod, M.S., R.T. (R) (CT) (MR)
Director of Radiography

Christine Eckenrod

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  • Education
    • Master of Science, Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University
    • Bachelor of Science, Medical Imaging, Mount Aloysius College
    • Certificate of Radiologic Technology, Altoona Hospital School of Radiography
  • Academic Experience
    • Radiography Program Director – JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography
    • Radiography Instructor – JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography
  • Work Experience
    • Adjunct Instructor – CT Certification Prep Course – Division of Continuing Studies, Mercer County College
    • Instructor of Continuing Education – MTMI, Inc.
    • CT/MRI Technologist – 611 MRI and CT
    • CT/MRI Technologist – Alliance Imaging, Inc.
    • CT/X-ray technologist – Altoona Hospital
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Member
    • Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists Member
    • New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists Member
    • New Jersey Educators of Radiologic Imaging; Secretary

Georgia Grey, B.S. R.T. (R)
Clinical Director, Radiography

Georgia Grey

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  • Education
    • Bachelors of Science, Medical Imaging, Bloomsburg University
    • Certificate of Radiologic Technology, Geisinger School of Radiologic Technology
  • Academic Experience
    • Radiology Clinical Instructor – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Clinical Supervisor of Radiography – Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Clinical Supervisor of Radiography – Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Radiology Clinical Instructor/Pediatric Technologist – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Lead Technologist Supervisor – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    • Staff Radiologic Technologist – Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Member

Rebecca Bartlett, R.T.(R)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

Rebecca Bartlett

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  • Education
    • Associate of Applied Science in Radiography, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Diagnostic Technologist – UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport Regional Medical Center
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, RT(R)
    • American Society of Radiologic Technologist, ASRT
  • Awards/Honors
    • Susquehanna Imaging Associates Award, 2013

Karen L. Plankenhorn, B.S., R.T.(R)(M)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

Karen L. Plankenhorn

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  • Education
    • Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania College of Technology (May 2006) – Summa Cum Laude and Alpha Chi
    • Associates of Applied Science in Radiography from Pennsylvania College of Technology (August 1995) – Highest Honors
  • Academic Experience
    • Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Classes: Pediatrics and Trauma Radiography, Mammography and Interventional Procedures
  • Work Experience
    • Clinical Supervisor, Radiography at Evangelical Hospital
    • Registered Mammographer at Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center
    • Staff/Operating Room Registered Radiographer at Susquehanna Health Systems
  • Professional Organizations
    • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT (R) (M)
    • Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, ASRT
    • Member of the PA Society of Radiologic Technologists, PSRT

"As a 1995 graduate of Penn College, I have had the opportunity of experiencing the challenging journey that lies ahead of every Penn College Radiography student. I believe the strength of the program is its incorporation of clinical experience simultaneously with classroom instruction throughout the entire two years. This disciplined structure is what ultimately prepares the students for their career as a Radiographer."

"It is amazing the amount of growth that both the college and the field of Radiography has undergone since I graduated. And with those changes come many opportunities for current and future Radiographers. It is a privilege to be a part of that growth; learning and teaching the most up to date technology. Our students are given the opportunity to work with new technology at their clinical sites and our new lab at the college."

Lauren Reed, B.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Supervisor, Radiography

Lauren Reed

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  • Education
    • B.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • A.A.S., Pennsylvania College of Technology - Radiography
  • Work Experience
    • Staff/Charge Technologist, Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg PA
  • Professional Organizations
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, R.T. (R)
    • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Karen Rishcoff
Secretary to the Director of Dental Hygiene & Director of Radiography

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Radiography Faculty

Dr. Qiang Cao, PhD, R.T.(R)(CT)
Radiography Instructor

Qiang Cao

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Dr. Qiang Cao earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Florida State University in 2010 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from Florida A&M University in 2003.

Qiang work experience includes being a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Following his graduation, Qiang was a Postdoctoral Fellow, focusing on cancer research, at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

To be closer to his family, Qiang moved to Williamsport and decided to enroll in our radiography program to broaden his knowledge and opportunities. He graduated from the radiography program in 2015 with a 3.992 GPA. Qiang then enrolled and graduated from the MRI certificate program in 2016. He has been working in CT and MRI at both UPMC-Susquehanna and Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Qiang has received numerous awards such as:

  • The Radiography Major Faculty and Staff Award (2015)
  • The Susquehanna Imaging Award (2015)
  • The Susquehanna Health Program Award for Radiography (2015)

He has numerous conference abstracts, presentations and research publications. The following are just some selected examples:

Cao, Q.; Jin, Y.; Schwartz, M.A.; Ben, C.; Roycik, M.D.; and Sang, Q.X. (2009) Targeting metalloproteinases involved in stroke-associated blood brain barrier permeability. American Chemical Society, the 85th Annual Florida Meeting and Exposition (FAME), Orlando, Florida. May 14th, 2009.

Qiang Cao, Mark D. Roycik, Yonghao Jin, Dale B. Bosco, Martin A. Schwartz, and Qing-Xiang Amy Sang (2009). Investigation on co-culture model of HMSC and HBMEC treated with novel synthetic MMPI. 2nd Annual Southeast Stem Cell Consortium, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. October 15th-16th, 2009. (poster presentation)

Sang, Q.X.; Cao, Q.; Roycik, M.D.; Jin, Y.; Ben, C.; and Schwartz, M.A. (2009) Human metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in microvascular wound healing, blood-brain permeability, and adult mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Atherosclerosis Gordon Research Conference, Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire. June 21st-26th, 2009.

Sang, Q.X.; Cao, Q.; Roycik, M.D.; Jin, Y.; Ben, C.; and Schwartz, M.A. (2009) Role of human matrix metalloproteinases and mesenchymal stem cells in microvascular endothelial wound healing and 3-D blood-brain barrier permeability. Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials: Biocompatability/Tissue Engineering, Holderness School, Holderness, New Hampshire. July 19th-24th, 2009.

Y. Jin, Q. Cao, Q.-X. Sang and M.A. Schwartz (2006) Zinc Metalloproteinase Inhibitors with 1, 2-Dihydroxy benzene and 3-Hydroxy-4-pyrone as Zinc Binding Groups. 231st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 26-30, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

Y. Jin, Q. Cao, C. Ben, Q.-X. Sang, and M.A. Schwartz. Design and Syntheses of Novel MMP Inhibitors Containing a Mercaptosulphonamide Zinc-bind Group. Invited Talk. American Chemical Society, Florida Section Meeting, Orlando, Florida. May 10, 2007. Talk number 46.

Q.-X. Sang, Y. Jin, R.G. Newcomer, S.C. Monroe, X. Fang, D.R. Hurst, S. Lee, Q. Cao, and M.A. Schwartz (2006) Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors as Prospective Agents for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular and Neoplastic Diseases. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 6, 289-316.

Park H.I., Lee S., Ullah A., Cao Q., Sang Q.X.. (2010) Effects of detergents on catalytic activity of human endometase/matrilysin 2, a putative cancer biomarker. Anal Biochem. 396(2):262-8. Epub 2009 Oct 8.

W.Y. Yang, Q. Cao, C. Callahan, C. Galvis, Q.-X. Sang, and I.V. Alabugin (2010) Intracellular DNA damage by lysine-acetylene conjugates.J. Nucleic Acids. 2010 Aug 9;2010. pii: 931394.PMID: 20814583.

X. Wang, P.A. Stewart, Q. Cao, Q.-X. Sang, L.W.K. Chung, M.R. Emmett, A.G. Marshall (2011) Characterization of the Phosphoproteome in Androgen-Repressed Human Prostate Cancer Cells by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. J. Proteome Res. 10, 3920-3928. Epub 2011 Jul 26.

Y. Jin, M.D. Roycik, D.B. Bosco, Q. Cao, M.H. Constantino, M.A. Schwartz, and Q.-X. Sang* (2013) Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors based on the 3-mercaptopyrrolidine core. J Med Chem. 2013 Jun 13;56(11):4357-73. doi: 10.1021/jm400529f. Epub 2013 May 16.

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