Research Concierge Service

The Research Concierge Service (RCS) provides strategic support to investigators who want to build their research programs at the Penn State College of Medicine. Our #1 goal is to increase the number, quality, and success rate of external funding submissions.  Click here to learn more about our services.

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Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Sarah has been a faculty member with the Penn State College of Medicine since 1996. She has over 20 years of experience in generating and studying genetically altered mice as models for understanding and treating human diseases of hematologic, immunologic, developmental, and metabolic importance. Sarah is a Distinguished Educator of the Penn State College of Medicine and is actively involved in graduate training and faculty development.


Jennifer Schaefer, M.S.

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Jennifer joined the College of Medicine in October 2013 after working for more than 14 years as a community planning and economic development consultant. She brings a strong working knowledge of project management, grant writing, and proposal development to her role as Administrator for the Research Concierge Service.