Professor, Biology Department
Phone: 814-871-7323
Office: Z 205
gregorek001@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Courses Taught
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Service

Accreditations

B.A.        "Cum laude", St. Bonaventure University, 1961 (Philosophy)

M.S.        Catholic University of America, 1964 (General Biology)

               Theological Studies -- Catholic University of America,  1961-1965

               Ordination -- Roman Catholic Priest - Diocese of Erie, 1965

Ph.D.      Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1973 (Anatomy and Clinical Pathology)

 

    Undergraduate Studies:

          Gannon College

          Duquesne University

          University of Pennsylvania

    Post-graduate Research - University of Rochester: Strong Memorial Hospital

 

Courses Taught

Dr. Gregorek teaches

  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Introductory Pathology.

His research interests involve the pineal body and brain function.

Father Gregorek is actively involved in medical ethics studies.

Honor Societies

  • Darbaker Award for most outstanding research in photomicroscopy: Pennsylvania Academy of  Science, 1977
  • One of main characters in a novel reflecting on my life and experiences in Witness to Treason by  Millie J. Ragasta, Doubleday and Co., 1977
  • Nominee:  Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, 1985
  • Richard E. Eby Humanitarian Award, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, 1988
  • The Dr. Edward E. Rosenbaum "Humanism in Medicine Award", College of Osteopathic Medicine of  the Pacific, 1992
  • The Pope John XXIII Excellence in Teaching Award, Straling Leadership Institute of the Diocese of  San Bernardino
  • Dedicatee: Reaching Out To Patients, Department of Radiologic Technology, Gannon University.    
    Gannon University Press, 1992 
  • Gannon University Annual Physician Award named "Rev. Joseph C. Gregorek, Ph.D. Award for  Service to Humanity in Medicine"
  • Honorary Chaplain : Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter of the Knights of Columbus in California
  • Vicar Forane: Dean of the Gannon University Priests. This episcopal honor confers the title of   "Very
    Reverend" and permits the writing of the initials "V.F." after the name.
  • St. Peter and St. Paul parish dedicated their new library as the “Father Joe Gregorek Parish Library”,
    Rancho  Cucamonga, California, January 2011.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Gannon University, April 2011.

     

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine : The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2005 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1979 - 1985
  • Professor of Pathology: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1985 - 1992
  • Acting Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1988 - 1989
  • Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of  the Pacific, 1989 - 1990
  • Associate Dean of Basic Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of  the Pacific, 1990 - 1992
  • Adjunct Pathology Professor: Southern California College of Optometry,1988 – 1992

 

Professional Societies

•Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine : The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Association of Anatomists
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences
  • Virginia Academy of Sciences
  • Southern Society of Anatomists
  • Electron Microscopy Society of America
  • American Association for Higher Education
     

Service

  • Resident Priest:  Catholic Parishes of St. Ann, St. Casimir and Holy Family
  • Dean of Gannon University Priests
  • Chairperson: PA AHEC Research Network, Penn State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Consultant: Primary Care Research Coordinating Council, Penn State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • Board of Directors: Northwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
  • Diocesan Medical/Moral Advisory Committee
  • Saint Vincent Health Center Bioethics Committee
  • Medical Research Committee, Pilot Study on Leuprolide Acetate, Hamot Medical Center, Erie,PA