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

Li-San Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Wang is an accomplished independent and collaborative researcher who is making critical contributions to the development of bioinformatics methods and their applications to human disease, a strategic priority for the Perelman School of Medicine. He uses bioinformatics, genomics and genetics approaches to focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. He is associate editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. He is a member of several professional and scientific societies including the Association for Computing Machinery, American Society for Human Genetics, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Society for Neuroscience and the International Society for Computational Biology.