Lasting Legacies – Impacting the community
Since it was founded, the College of Medicine has counted service to the community among its goals. Female members of the faculty have championed community-based research and have teamed up with community partners to help improve local lives.
Janice Egeland, PhD
Egeland became project director for a grant received by founding dean Dr. George Harrell, which sought to address the health needs of the local community and their concerns for the impact of the College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on the Hershey community.
Investigators like Kraschnewski are working to support community health needs. Her research focuses on creating healthier lifestyles on multiple levels – those of the patient, provider, community and even through policy.
Veldheer was recently awarded a pilot grant to work with a community organization in Harrisburg to develop a gardening, cooking and nutrition education program to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban setting.
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