About Us

History of the Council

In October 2006, Penn State President Graham B. Spanier announced the formation of the University Health Sciences Council. The council, which builds on the work of the Health Sciences 2020 team, will be responsible for developing, recommending and promoting initiatives across the University to advance health sciences education, research, service and outreach.


Potential for the Council's Work

Potential integration of the physical, life, social, engineering, management and information sciences to identify and develop improvements in health systems, health policy, health-care organizations, health professions, health-care treatments, and health and medical devices.

"By enhancing interactions among these disciplines, we can promote the development of new synergies. As a result, we will be positioned to define new paradigms in education, research and service, as well as advancing our clinical programs."