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

Bruce L. Levine, PhD

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy

Dr. Levine is recognized nationally and internationally for his significant contributions to immunotherapy and cellular therapy and for establishing and directing the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF), the model facility for cellular therapy. Under his leadership, the CVPF currently provides manufacturing and regulatory support for over 20 clinical trials in cancers and HIV and infrastructure support overseeing the development and validation of standard operating procedures and biologic master files. He has developed and supported a number of first-in-human trials, including the first application of lentiviral vector-modified cells to treat HIV and malignancy and the first application of zinc finger nucleases to modify target cells. Most recently, he has been one of the leaders in groundbreaking studies of chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapy. He is participating in the development of a novel training program in clinical cell engineering.