About Research in Hershey

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have nationally recognized investigators advancing the understanding of health sciences across a broad continuum of research types:

  • 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

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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.

Visit our StudyFinder website to search for relevant clinical research studies.

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.

Explore the help available to investigators at each stage of a project.

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.

Find out more about our Core Facilities & Research Resources.

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.

Explore resources for faculty members.

Find A Collaborator

The Penn State Research Portal (Pure) is an open research information management system that captures and displays the research output of the University, both for investigators and units. The Pure portal is fully accessible to the public.

Search Pure.

Learn About Body Donation

Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center value body donation for research.

Learn more about body donation.