In 2013/14, amid an extremely competitive environment, Penn State College of Medicine's research ranking by the National Institutes of Health increased from 57th to 55th.
Over the years
In 1974, we developed the long-life rechargeable heart pacemaker.
In 1976, we developed the first surgically implantable, seam-free, pulsatile blood pump to receive widespread clinical use.
Penn State research on ferroelectric materials led to new technologies like acoustic-based medical scanners.
We created a treatment for congenital coarctation of the aorta in infants, which has reduced disease recurrence from 30 to 0 percent.