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Research interests

Dr. Sheila Vrana’s research interests involved molecular underpinnings of drug-seeking behavior in rodents. She transitioned to the field of research administration in 1997 at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and has led the Office of Research Affairs at Penn State College of Medicine since 2004.

Dr. Vrana is a member of several national research advocacy and strategic planning organizations - AAMC GRAND, COGR, NCURA and SRA - and is a member of Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Executive Committee and co-lead of the Workforce Development program within Translational Endeavors.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Sheila Vrana is co-director of Penn State College of Medicine's graduate ethics course (IBIOS 591) and the co-director of Grants Academy, a yearly workshop intended to assist participants with preparation and submission of an independent investigator-initiated grant application. 

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine

… → 1994

Pharmacology and Toxicology, PhD, West Viginia University School of Medicine

… → 1990

Biology, BS, Emory University

… → 1985

Psychology, BA, Emory University

… → 1985

External positions

GRAND Steering Committee Member, Association of American Medical Colleges

20192022

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