The Research Concierge Service (RCS) is a service of Research Development. We help investigators strengthen grant writing skills, form collaborative  teams, and develop complex research proposals. The website is dedicated to supporting investigators with funding advice, proposal-writing strategies, and best practices.

Sarah Bronson, PhD

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research
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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, MS

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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 (RCS).