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Life-changing Scholarship

Penn State College of Medicine celebrates and recognizes its graduating Class of 2024 - the next generation of physicians, scientists, physician assistants and public health leaders who will soon embark on their next journey.

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Research that makes vaccines possible

Twenty-five years ago, a College of Medicine researcher discovered neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which led to the development of the original HPV vaccine. The antibodies are still being used by vaccine manufacturers to quality control test vaccines. Dr. Neil Christensen life’s work has resulted in several vaccines being developed and commercialized, an example of what makes us Penn State College of Another Breakthrough Medicine.

Learn more about Dr. Christensen's research.

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Leading-edge research

While drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy have gained significant popularity for treating diabetes and weight loss, Penn State College of Medicine researchers are studying GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs like these to treat opioid addiction with promising initial results.

Learn about this research at Penn State College of Another Breakthrough Medicine.

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Our Impact

We know the power of teaching, discovering, training and innovating. We are breaking status quo by pushing the boundaries of inquiry and training the next generation in cutting edge delivery of clinical care.

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