Penn Medicine Researcher Wins Award That Will Fund Her Study of a Rare Congenital Disorder

Stacey Rentschler, an instructor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, received the Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The award provides Dr. Rentschler with $700,000 over five years to continue her research on Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects how the heart beats.

Dr. Rentschler earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in cardiac development from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

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