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Sheila L. Vrana, PhD

Sheila L. Vrana PhD

  • Interim Associate Vice President for Research
  • Interim Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Medicine
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacology, College of Medicine
H175, Hershey Medical Center
Hershey , PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-7199
Fax: 717-531-4139


Dr. Vrana received degrees in Biology (BS) and Psychology (BA) from Emory University, and her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.  She completed NIH-funded postdoctoral training in molecular biology and behavioral pharmacology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and rose through the academic ranks to become Assistant Dean of Research.  In 2004, Dr. Vrana joined the Penn State College of Medicine as Associate Dean for Research.  Dr. Vrana is a national leader in university research administration organizations and directs numerous faculty development programs at the College of Medicine.

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