Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute
Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute research includes the following departments and divisions:
Clinical trials are a key component in research:
- Active adult trials within the Neuroscience Institute.
- Active pediatric trials within the Neuroscience Institute.
Clinical trials - Who are they for? What do they do?
Clinical trials (or Clinical Research) is an organized way of looking at clinical information about patients and gaining new knowledge. The goal is always to find new and more effective ways of treating patients. Sometimes these trials involve the study of brand new treatments, or new combinations of old treatments, and sometimes these trials do not involve new treatments at all. At times, trials are designed to help understand if there is a difference in the way different people respond to the same treatment.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
Organized clinical research is the only way to gain new knowledge to improve the way sick patients are treated.
Read and subscribe to the Neuro Report blog
Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute offers a website dedicated to providing physicians with the latest in neuroscience news. Penn State Hershey Neuro Report publishes articles by our staff to share discoveries and successes. Read and subscribe to receive new articles as they are added to the blog.
Winter 2015 articles
- Efficacy of Novel Compound in Temozolomide-Resistant Brain Tumor Cell Lines in Mice
- Office of Patient Oriented Research Advances Goals: One-of-a-Kind Funding Model Allows Focus on Translational Research
- Carotid Endoarterectomy with Regional Anesthesia: Decreased Stroke Risk Cited as Primary Benefit of Regional Anesthesia, Especially in Older Patients
- Complex Spinal Deformity Surgery: Novel Program Offers Patients Less Invasive Treatment Option
- Saunders named chair of psychiatry Dr. Erika Saunders has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Saunders, who has served as interim psychiatry chair since December, is director of the Mood Disorders Program and is an associate professor of psychiatry.More...
- Shapiro to serve as vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs Dan Shapiro, has been named vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs at Penn State College of Medicine. Shapiro, currently chair of the Department of Humanities, will continue in that role as he also serves in the vice dean position.More...
- Play in Hershey to explore end-of-life decisions Drifting is a play about how siblings – one in a coma – communicate beyond the mind and the senses, making it possible to say goodbye. Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at the Hershey Area Playhouse, 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. A “talk back” with clinicians from Penn State Hershey Medical Center will follow the play.More...
- Ozone air pollution could impact fertility Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women’s ability to conceive.More...