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Information for researchers and research support personnel

Penn State College of Medicine’s research enterprise is committed to the health and safety of its faculty, staff and learners. The following guidance is designed for College of Medicine employees engaged in the research mission, either working on site in Hershey or remotely.

Working on campus
  • Follow all general safety guidance
  • The maximum number of people permitted in indoor spaces, including educational spaces and laboratories, has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Eating and drinking within rooms is still not permitted. Physical distancing is still encouraged, but there are no specific requirements.
  • With questions, contact:
    Dr. Chuck Lang,

Animal care and use
With questions, contact:
Dr. Ron Wilson,

Funding opportunities
With questions, contact:
Jennifer Schaefer, ResearchConcierge@

Core facilities
With questions, contact:
Seth Glass,