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

C. Neill Epperson, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Epperson is known internationally for her clinical expertise and the breadth of her research contributions in the neuroendocrinology of mood, behavior and cognition across the female life span. She uses a variety of tools including imaging, psychophysiology and pharmacologic interventions to investigate the biological correlates of important areas for women’s health including pregnancy, postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, menopause and aging. She received the Martin P. Szuba Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Research in 2013. She serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a founding member of the International Society for Research on Premenstrual Disorders.