David Phelps ‘69
Northeastern University, B.A. ‘74
Temple University School of Medicine, Ph.D. ‘81
Professor of Pediatrics at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine with a strong commitment to life-long learning. Author of numerous scientific papers.
Scientist conducting research focused on the study of the normal biology of cells in the lung and how their function is altered during development, by infection, after injury, and in various lung diseases. Research project mentor for medical students, graduate students, and junior faculty.
Educator involved in teaching human gross anatomy to medical students and
microscopic anatomy to medical students and graduate students.
New Investigator Research Award from the National Institutes of Health
Established Investigatorship Award from the American Heart Association
and a number of other research awards and grants.
Advice to Students
The best way to achieve success is to prepare well, work hard, and recognize the relevance of what you are doing.
If you truly understand the importance of your work, it is easier to work hard in order to accomplish it and to pass along your enthusiasm.
Inducted November 20, 2012