Welcome to the Penn State Hershey Institutional Review Board and Human Subjects Protection Office
The mission of the Penn State College of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to advocate for the rights and welfare of human research participants and to promote high quality research by fostering an institutional culture embodying the highest ethical standards of human research. More…
Penn State’s Human Research Protection Programs have been successful in obtaining re-accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Penn State was awarded the status of full accreditation for a five-year period, effective March 12. More...
HSPO Updates and Announcements
- November 2013 - HSPO Update
- CATS-IRB Roll Out
- Consent Form Template Update
- Protocol Template Updates
- New Process for Requesting Protocol Exceptions
- September 2013 - HSPO Update
- Policy Reminder - Reportable New Information
- IRB Workshops Available
- July 2013 - HSPO Update
- IRB Review Delays
- New Policy - Reportable New Information
- Scientific Review Requirement for Research
- Congressman calls Penn State Hershey palliative care program a model U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent announced Dec. 18 during an event at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center that he is co-sponsoring a bill designed to expand the availability of palliative care services to patients through workforce training and development. Today’s health care system often can focus exclusively on treating a patient’s disease, while falling short of addressing emotional concerns, physical symptoms — including pain — and other chronic needs that are a part of treating a serious illness, such as cancer.More...
- New specialty classes available at Penn State Hershey fitness center The Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center has a wide variety of specialty classes starting new sessions in the New Year. From three different yoga classes to tae kwon do and Spin-Ata, there is something for everyone.More...
- College of Medicine literary journal seeks submissions "Wild Onions," Penn State College of Medicine's student-run humanities journal, is now accepting submissions of poetry, prose, fine art and photography about any topic (not necessarily medicine-related) for the annual issue. This year's theme, "Wanderlust: Unplanned Journeys," aims to capture experiences and thoughts related to any type of journey in life, whether it be geographic travel or an emotional, philosophical or other type of journey.More...
- College of Medicine intern’s research places first An abstract by Haydan Smith, a participant in the College of Medicine’s Undergraduate Research Internship Program this past summer, placed first at the 98th Pennsylvania Radiological Society meeting. Smith’s presentation was titled “PPV3 of Suspicious Breast Findings Detected on MRI.” The internship program is for college students considering careers in biomedical research.More...