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Breaking Down Barriers to Care

A Penn State College of Medicine alumna and Cancer Institute member helps Hispanic/Latino communities in the fight against cancer. By arming them with education and resources to prevent and seek screening or treatment for the disease, Sol Rodríguez-Colón is helping advance the College's mission to ensure equitable health for all.

See how Sol connects with her community and demonstrates what medicine means.

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A New Era Begins

The College of Medicine is ushering in a new era as Karen Kim, MD, assumes the role as dean. She is making and creating history as the College’s first woman dean and currently the only Korean American female dean nationally.

Meet Dr. Kim and learn more about her vision for the College of Medicine and our academic health system.

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Leading Pediatric Cancer Research

Internationally known physician scientist Giselle Saulnier Sholler, MD, and the Beach Childhood Cancer Research Consortium now call Penn State College of Medicine home. Our scientists create a powerhouse of leading-edge research and pioneering treatments in pediatric cancer.

Learn more about what makes us Penn State College of leading innovation 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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What's Happening at Penn State College of Medicine