- Special Initiatives
- Deans' Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Deans' Distinguished Visiting Professorship
The Deans’ Distinguished Visiting Professorship program recognizes and engages rising stars on the Penn faculty based in schools outside of PSOM. Building on the wealth of local expertise, our program highlights important research contributions with an eye toward fostering relationships between faculty.
Our "visiting" professors experience the type of event we typically plan for faculty from other institutions: a seminar, scheduled meetings/meals with faculty and trainees, and possibly a small reception. Through these "visits," Penn faculty are exposed to researchers in related areas, with an eye toward potential collaborative and interactive opportunities. These seminars provide fresh perspectives to all, engage our community in excellent science done locally, and nucleate new ideas for cross-disciplinary activities.