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:

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.