Benjamin Wisniewski, Kinesiology Junior, Interns at Johns Hopkins

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU School of Kinesiology junior Benjamin Wisniewski spent last summer as an intern at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Brady Urological Institute and Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. in Baltimore, Md. Working alongside doctoral students, Wisniewski assisted in running experiments for dissertation projects and completed various experiments in ongoing studies.

Photo of Benjamin WisniewskiThe New Orleans native was drawn to the position to gain hands-on lab and research experience in a hospital as prestigious as the Johns Hopkins.

“The opportunities this type of research offered were immense, and I am lucky to have been able to participate in them,” says Wisniewski.

Wisniewski says his LSU coursework and experiences prepared him well to secure and succeed at the competitive internship.  

During his time at Hopkins, Wisniewski used his kinesiology background to collaborate with his lab partners to prepare oral presentations that explained their research. In addition, because LSU campus labs had given him experience with high-tech equipment, Wisniewski had the technical skills to contribute the Hopkins team. He received positive feedback from lab members, physicians and staff at Johns Hopkins.

Wisniewski is appreciative to the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins  to spend the summer in a great environment with endless opportunity to learn new skills. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school to become a military physician.

Photo of Benjamin Wisniewski at his internship dressed in his lab coat

About SOK

The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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