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2017 Research Recognition Awards

Each year, the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty and staff of the College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to submit nominations for the Faculty Research Recognition Awards.

This year’s awards were presented immediately following the Dean’s spring lecture May 9.

Started in 2014, the Faculty Research Recognition Awards honor the outstanding research achievements of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center investigators.

The event highlights investigators who have distinguished themselves in several areas of research.

The culmination of the event is the announcement of the Career Research Excellence Award, honoring an individual who has dedicated their career to enhancing the research mission through education, mentorship and collaborative efforts to further advance science.

Outstanding Collaborative Research

The following individuals were recognized at the 2017 Faculty Research Recognition Awards with the Outstanding Collaborative Research award. This award recognizes the research efforts of a group of investigators that transcend the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines to further the research mission.

PaTH to Health: Diabetes Study

Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences

Lan Kong, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Public Health Sciences

Erik Lehman, MS
Biostatistician/Scientific Coordinator, Public Health Sciences

Matt Bolton, MPA
Business Intelligence Analyst, Penn State Health

Angel Evans
Patient Co-Investigator and Staff Nurse, Penn State Health

Julie Tice
Patient Co-Investigator, PaTH CDRN

Jennifer Poger, MEd
Engagement Coordinator, Penn State PRO Wellness

Erica Francis, MS
Senior Project Manager, Penn State PRO Wellness 

Brianna Hoglen
Project Coordinator, Penn State PRO Wellness

Abbey Kinard
Marketing Specialist, Penn State PRO Wellness

Ellie Hogentogler
Marketing Manager, Penn State PRO Wellness

Cindy Bryce, PhD
Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh

Hsin-Chieh “Jessica” Yeh, PhD
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

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