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

Struan F. A. Grant, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Grant is an accomplished and productive investigator who is advancing the field of genetics of human disease. His innovative research focuses on the genetic aspects of endocrine traits related to pediatric obesity, diabetes, bone mineral density and osteoporosis. He has had a number of seminal contributions including the discovery of the polymorphic Sp1 site in the COL1A1 gene and its association with osteoporosis and the identification of variation in the TCF7L2 gene as a key player in conferring type 2 diabetes risk. This breakthrough study has been cited more than 1,000 times. In 2011, he received the Russell A. Hibbs Basic Science Award from the Scoliosis Research Society.