The Advance program for faculty development is a prodigious, dynamic collaborative effort, administered by the team below, and implemented by over sixty (60) full-time faculty members who contribute annually as program consultants, content developers, and facilitators. 

Faculty

Lisa M. Bellini, MD

Lisa M. Bellini, MD

Professor of Medicine
Senior Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 lisa.bellini@uphs.upenn.edu

Dr. Bellini obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1990. She came to Penn to pursue her Internal Medicine residency training followed by a year as a Chief Medical Resident. She subsequently completed a Pulmonary Fellowship and joined the faculty in 1996.

Dr. Bellini currently serves as the Vice Chair of Education and Inpatient Services for the Department of Medicine.  She recently stepped down as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency after 20 years. She continues to oversee all of the undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in the department.

From 2005-2008, she was the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for University of Pennsylvania Health System.  In that role, she had operational responsibility for all policies and procedures related to the training of over 1000 residents and fellows in 68 UPHS sponsored training programs as well as to insure that all programs were operating in substantial compliance with the ACGME institutional and program requirements.

In 2008, she assumed the role of Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Perelman School of Medicine. In that role, she has oversight for faculty policies and procedures at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University Pennsylvania. In 2016, her role expanded to Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and now includes oversight of Penn’s academic partnerships and strategic communications. She is deeply engaged in faculty development both as a facilitator and as someone who guides strategic planning for programming.

On a national level, Dr. Bellini is an active member of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) where she served as inaugural Chair of the Board. AAIM is a consortium of five academically focused specialty organizations representing departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada. It represents department chairs and chiefs; clerkship, residency, and fellowship program directors; division chiefs; and academic and business administrators as well as other faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine. Previously, she has held the positions of Treasurer and President of the Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Currently, she chairs the AAIM Innovations Committee. She also chairs the Committee on Faculty Identity for the AAMC and is a member of their national GME task force. Additionally, she has served on several key committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, using much of her research and administrative experience to influence national policy regarding graduate medical education. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine's committee on Conflict of Interest, which has had a major impact on professional conduct within the academic community.

Dr Bellini has won numerous teaching awards including the Penn Pearls Teaching Award, the Maurice Attie and Donna McCurdy Teaching Awards, as well as the Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education and the University-wide Lindback award for excellence in teaching.

Her research focuses on medical education, including the health and well-being of residents and faculty as well as the effects of fatigue and sleep deprivation on patient outcomes and the learning environment.


David Margolis, MD, PhD

David Margolis, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
Chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 margo@mail.med.upenn.edu

David J Margolis MD MSCE PhD has been a member of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (PSOM) community since starting a medical residency in 1985. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Dermatology as well as a MSCE and PhD in epidemiology. He is currently a Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology and is currently the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Dermatology and is an Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs for PSOM.  He has an active research program that is focused on the treatment and prognosis of patients with chronic cutaneous wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers, the treatment of atopic dermatitis, the association of genetic variation on the persistence of atopic dermatitis, and topics in pharmacoepidemiology like the effect of chronic antibiotic exposure in patients with acne.  Since 2010 he has been a member and since 2014 he has been the Committee on Appointments and Promotion for PSOM. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Academic Planning and Budget Committee in the Office of the Provost.


Jennifer Kogan, MD

Jennifer Kogan, MD

Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Faculty Development
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 jennifer.kogan@uphs.upenn.edu

Dr. Kogan received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 where she graduated AOA. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and a Clinician Educator Fellowship in General Internal Medicine in 2000. Dr. Kogan was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Kogan is currently the Assistant Dean of Faculty Development and the Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Medicine.  She is the Director of the Measey Medical Education Fellowship for Department of Medicine Fellows and Director of the Perelman School of Medicine Medical Education Certificate Program. She was the Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship for 13 years. Dr. Kogan is a general internist who precepts students and residents in her office. 

Dr. Kogan's research is focused on assessment in medical education, particuarly feedback, competency assessment, and developing and assessing the effectiveness of new approaches for faculty development in workplace based assessment (training faculty to observe and provide feedback about learners' clinical skills). She has published in JAMA, Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.  She has authored textbook chapters related to assessment in medical education and faculty development. She was previously a deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and is currently a reviewer for multiple medical education journals. Dr. Kogan was a former recipient of the Clerkship Director in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Research in Medical Education Award. 

Dr. Kogan previously served as President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine. She currently collaborates with the ACGME on faculty development research and helps lead faculty development workshops focused on assessment. Dr. Kogan was a recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2017.


Staff

Victoria Mulhern

Victoria Mulhern

Executive Director of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 vmulhern@exchange.upenn.edu

Victoria Mulhern is Executive Director of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has served in this capacity since 1996. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing, developing and/or implementing the policies and procedures relating to all aspects of employment of faculty members. She provides consultative services to the Dean and senior administrative staff, department chairs, Perelman School of Medicine committees, and administrators on policy issues relating to faculty. She serves as liaison to the Office of the Provost and the Office of the General Counsel. She also directs Advance, the faculty professional development program. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mulhern was Director of Human Resources at The Wistar Institute. She has additional extensive experience in human resources having served as a benefits professional for the University of Pennsylvania.


Stephanie Taitano

Stephanie Taitano

Associate Director of Faculty Leadership and Professional Development
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 staitano@upenn.edu

Stephanie  is a learning and development specialist with expertise in the design, development, and implementation of instructional and assessment products and services through web, mobile, and face-to-face delivery modes. She has over twenty years of experience working with start-up ventures, large corporations, and in higher education, where she has supported faculty in the areas of educational technologies, such as online course platforms, social e-learning media, gamification, and mobile learning paradigms, and pedagogical strategies. Stephanie began her career at Edvision.com, now a part of Scantron, a start-up venture capital company in San Diego, California, and moved from there to be the Product Manager for Online Assessment Systems at Jostens Learning Corporation. She has taught at Saddleback College, the University of Texas in Arlington, Rowan University, and held administrative positions in professional development and educational technologies at West Chester University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has degrees from the University of San Diego (BA) and the University of Texas Arlington (MA), certifications from Lern in Online Faculty Development and SLOAN in Mobile Learning Mastery and Social Media for Education, has published in the Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, and presented at the Association for Talent Development annual conference, Educause, the Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference, the The Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association (PADLA) conference, the NYC Social Media Strategies Summit, and Quality Matters. 


Karen Shala

Karen Shala

Program Administrator, Advance Faculty Development
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 kshala@upenn.edu

Karen comes from a diverse background including art, special events and nonprofit administration. In this position, she provides administrative support to the Faculty Professional Development team as well as website design and development, program communications, event planning and finances. She also serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the Faculty Affairs department where she provides support to the Executive Director, assists in the faculty recruitment process, manages finances and arranges logistics for events.