State College, PA
Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institutes
Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institutes accelerates discoveries to benefit human health. As a member of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award Network, the institute provides resources, collaboration opportunities, services, workforce training, education and tools to help translate new research findings into tangible health benefits that improve the lives of those in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond. Penn State is already a leader in clinical expertise, intellectual aptitude and innovative research. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is the central infrastructure to catalyze discoveries, facilitate collaboration, build interdisciplinary teams, share tools and technologies, provide training and education for the future clinical and translational workforce and fund new discoveries.

The institute fosters an environment that allows research discoveries to quickly and efficiently develop into health benefits. This goal is accomplished by providing:

  • Consultation Services
  • Pilot Funding
  • Workforce Development and Education
  • Research Tools and Resources
  • Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

The PCE offers a number of services, workgroups and opportunities to surrounding communities and to Wake Forest researchers, faculty and staff. Essential to the PCE is the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, comprised of about 40 community and academic representatives. This committee meets quarterly to provide guidance to the CTSI and the PCE on priorities, authentic community partnerships and effective research strategies.

Penn State Cancer Institute

Hershey, PA

cancer.psu.edu

Based on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., Penn State Cancer Institute is committed to fighting cancer through education and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, effective treatment and survivorship programs. Clinical services are offered in Hershey, at State College, through a partnership with Mount Nittany Health, and Reading at Penn State Health St. Joseph.

Integrated in the same building where patients receive care, research is also underway into the causes, cures and prevention of cancer. Three research programs focus on the themes of Population Health and Cancer Control, Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis and Experimental Therapeutics. Additionally, pediatric cancer research led by faculty at Penn State Children's Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine is a highly visible part of the Penn State Cancer Institute and greatly benefits from THON and Four Diamonds.