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

Lauren B. Elman, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Elman is a nationally prominent specialist in neuromuscular neurology, with particular expertise in the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive, incurable neurodegenerative disorder. She has been Associate Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic since 2004 and Associate Director of the ALS Association Center since 2008. She studies the clinical, pathological and genetic spectrum of ALS and frontotemporal dementia, the optimization of patient care, and clinical application of novel therapeutics. She has been instrumental in establishing Penn as a primary center for ALS clinical trials through her membership in the Western ALS Study Group and the Northeast ALS Research Consortium. She is recognized for the development of a comprehensive database that merges clinical information with imaging, genetic and pathological data and serves as a foundation for clinical research and scholarship. In 2009, she received the Residents’ Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Neurology.