University Health Sciences Council

Promoting initiatives that advance health sciences education, research, service and outreach across Penn State University.

Penn State University’s Health Sciences Council (UHSC) guides the strategic vision of the diverse biomedical and life science endeavors at the institution.

The UHSC comprises a diverse group of leaders representing all aspects of the health sciences at the University, and is responsible for:

  • Developing the health sciences strategic plan and setting objectives to accomplish goals outlined.
  • Recommend areas for investment of resources to advance Penn State in health science education, research, service and outreach missions.
  • Identify opportunities for alignment across campuses and facilitate collaboration.
  • Serve as a resource for all health science programs and initiatives across campuses and disseminate the information broadly.

The UHSC serves as the internal advisory board to the Clinical + Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at Penn State. The CTSI, a cross campus institute, serves as a catalyst for the clinical and translational sciences at the Institution. As a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Network (UL1 TR00127), the CTSI provides resources, collaboration opportunities, services, workforce development, educational programs and research tools to help translate research findings into tangible health benefits that improve the lives of those in the Commonwealth and beyond.