- Basic: Investigative research that advances our scientific understanding of issues affecting health
- Clinical: Medical research directly involving patients that seeks to better understand and manage human illnesses
- Translational: Research that applies the discoveries made by basic research investigators to studies with patients or to best practices in the practice of medicine
- Health Services: Research that examines the health care system and access to care, and the effect that care has on patients
Learn More About Research
Participate in Clinical Research
Participating in a clinical trial at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine helps you play an active role in your own healthcare and is a way you can contribute to the understanding of human diseases and the development of new drugs, devices and procedures.
Get Research Support
Getting a new project up and running can be trying for even the most experienced investigator. At the College of Medicine, we have expert staff available to help guide you through the process.
See Core Facilities and Services
The College of Medicine has both fully supported institutional facilities and independently-available departmental labs and equipment that can be used or hired to assist investigators in their research.
See Faculty Resources
Penn State College of Medicine faculty members have access to a variety of resources to help with promotion and tenure, professional development, international travel, educational research and more.
Find A Collaborator
Penn State Profiles is a searchable directory of Penn State University investigators across a wide variety of disciplines.
Learn About Body Donation
Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center value body donation for research.