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Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute

Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute fosters collaboration among the neuroscience-related departments and divisions within Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

Our mission is to:

  • Assure excellence in basic and clinical research studies that increase our understanding of the normal and diseased brain.
  • Promote the translation of research findings into new treatments for neurological disease.
  • Improve the care of patients with neurological and neurobehavioral diseases.
  • Provide a rich intellectual environment that enhances the educational experience in all neuroscience disciplines.

Learn more about Penn State Hershey neurosurgeons in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Harbaugh Named SNS President-Elect

Dr. Robert Harbaugh, professor and chair of the Penn State Hershey Department of Neurosurgery and director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute, has been chosen as president-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS). The SNS is the oldest neurological society in the world and includes leaders in neurosurgical residency education. Harbaugh also serves as president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and as vice-chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  http://www.societyns.org/society/officers.html  


Morrison receives Distinguished Achievement Award from AHA

Kathy Morrison, stroke program manager at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, has been presented with the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award. More >>

Past Awards

  • Medical Center receives national recognition for Advanced Stroke Care
  • Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute Specialists named in Best Doctors® in America.
  • Congratulations to graduate students Ahmed Alkhateeb (Ph.D. Program, Cell & Molecular Biology), Fatima Ali-Rahmani (Ph.D. Program, Molecular Medicine), and Cody Weston (M.D./Ph.D. Program, Neuroscience) on being awarded the Graduate Alumni Endowed Scholarship. Ali-Rahmani also received an alumni scholarship from the class of 1971. Earlier in 2012, Alkhateeb also received the Outstanding Dissertation award in Life Sciences - a Penn State wide competition. These awards, coupled with the CTSA scholarship that Xiaowei (Bill) Su won earlier in the year, represent the outstanding achievements of our neuroscience graduate students.

Deep Brain Stimulation

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Stroke survivor stories

Gamma Knife

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Stimulating Minds

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