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Colleagues honor Eyster for 50 years of service

Colleagues threw Dr. Elaine Eyster, distinguished professor of medicine and pathology at Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, a surprise party on Sept. 8 for her 50 of years of service.

Dr. Eyster founded the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Central Pennsylvania in 1973 and has been the medical director of the Special Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory at Hershey Medical Center since 1973.

She served as chief of the Division of Hematology from 1973 to 1995.

Eyster’s work revolutionized the world’s understanding of HIV infection in individuals with hemophilia.

Read more about Dr. Eyster’s work here

An older woman looks at a large screen in a conference room, where a man's face appears. Both are laughing.

Dr. Peter Cygan shares a laugh with Dr. Elaine Eyster during Eyster’s surprise celebration in honor of her 50th year working at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on Sept. 8, 2020. The surprise included multiple colleagues, friends and family, who joined via Zoom to help her celebrate the milestone.

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