Charles Hartzell, PhD, MDiv

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Title: Science Foundation Director, Cell Biologist, Biochemist
Company: Jefferson Medical College
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Charles Hartzell, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.

Dr. Charles Hartzell discovered his true passion for science at a very young age. Born in Butler, Pennsylvania in 1941 to parents Charles R. Hartzell and Ada Grace Hartzell, he began on his career path at Geneva College, where he graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science. He then completed a PhD in Biochemistry at Indiana University in 1967. Years later, he returned to school to complete a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, receiving the degree in 2002.

After completing his PhD, Dr. Hartzell served as a fellow of Indiana University Bloomington, the Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organization, and then the University of Wisconsin. In 1971 he began teaching at Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1975. In 1978 he became a Senior Research Scientist at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Delaware, serving in that capacity until 1987, when he was promoted to Director of Research. He served as director from 1987 until 2001, also serving as Research Manager of The Nemours Foundation during that period. In 1989 he began teaching as a professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, and he still teaches there to this day.

In addition to his work as an educator and scientist, Dr. Hartzell has also spent the last 20 years doing work in the spiritual side of life. In 2002 he attained a Master’s Degree in Divinity, and since 2002 he has served as director of Cross Heart Ministries – a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and healing those who have lost young children. He has been able to impact the lives on many people through his teachings and work.

Dr. Hartzell has been named a fellow of the National Institutes of Health, as well as an established investigator of the American Heart Association. In addition, he has won the received the Distinguished Service Alumni Award from Geneva College. He has been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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