Three graduate from dual-title PhD program in clinical and translational sciences
Three students graduated in May 2019 from Penn State’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Dual-Title PhD Program:
- Alyssa Tindall, nutritional sciences at University Park
- Vasty Osei Amponsa, biomedical sciences at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey
- Olivia Rivera, biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine
The Clinical and Translational Sciences Dual-Title PhD Program gives students at Penn State University Park and Penn State College of Medicine the opportunity to tailor their graduate education for health-related careers in the laboratory, clinic, community and industry.
Offered through participating graduate programs in Penn State’s colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Health and Human Development, Medicine and Nursing, this program features more than 85 approved elective courses and 10 affiliated major programs spread across two campuses.
The program was developed through Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and accepted its first student in 2014. The program currently has 20 students enrolled (seven at the College of Medicine and 13 at University Park). Including the three new graduates, a total of seven students have completed the program: three in biomedical sciences, two in nutritional sciences, one in food science and one in kinesiology.
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