College of Medicine intern’s research places first

December 18, 2013

An abstract by Haydan Smith, a participant in the College of Medicine’s Undergraduate Research Internship Program this past summer, placed first at the 98th Pennsylvania Radiological Society meeting. Smith’s presentation was titled “PPV3 of Suspicious Breast Findings Detected on MRI.”

The internship program is for college students considering careers in biomedical research.

Smith, working with Penn State Hershey scientists Alison Chetlen, Susann Schetter, Julie Mack and Meredith Watts, researched ways to better predict — prior to a biopsy — if an abnormality on a breast MRI is malignant. Smith’s work has also been submitted for publication. She is a student at Clemson University.

The application for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program opened Dec. 6. For more information, visit and select the Our Programs tab.

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