The Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine encompasses the work of investigators in basic science and clinical and translational research; the research support and administration operations; faculty and professional development; technology development and innovation; graduate studies; and more.
Leaders of the research mission include the following personnel.
Leslie Parent, MD
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Sheila L. Vrana, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Diane Thiboutot, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research Education
Neal Thomas, MD, M.Sc.
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Charles Lang, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Joseph Jilka, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research Innovation
Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.
Director of Research Development and Interdisciplinary Research
Bruce Stanley, Ph.D.
Director of Research Resources
Kurt Kissinger, MPIA
Director of Operations