Penn State alumnus and philanthropist Charles H. “Skip” Smith has committed $5 million to advance the research of Gong Chen, professor of biology and the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences in the Eberly College of Science. Chen’s research holds promise for developing treatments for traumatic brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Some people create bucket lists—series of activities they’d like to do or achieve in their lives, like visiting a new country, skydiving, or writing a book. But Tom Hellman ’70g Chemistry has a different sort of list, one that includes everything in his life for which he is grateful.
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