Mission Statement

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) works with the leadership, faculty and administrators of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Health System to support an overarching goal of PENN Medicine - the implementation of the highest standards of excellence in academic medicine.  The mission of FAPD is to support this goal by facilitating the recruitment and appointment, promotion, and retention of distinguished faculty. Read more

Recently Promoted Faculty

Xianxin Hua, MD, PhD

Professor of Cancer Biology

Dr. Hua is an internationally known innovative researcher in the field of endocrine tumors who studies the biological functions of the menin tumor suppressor and its roles in cancer and diabetes. In 2011, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Cancer Biology, an award which is open to all University faculty and is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching graduate, medical or undergraduate trainees about the biological basis and treatment of cancer. He is a member of multiple professional and scientific organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.