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

Kristy B. Arbogast, PhD

Research Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Arbogast is an international leader in the field of pediatric biomechanics. She focuses primarily on understanding the biomedical tolerance to injuries for children across the developmental spectrum and the development of interventions to prevent or reduce the severity of injury from motor vehicle crashes. She is also advancing research relating to pediatric sports concussion. In 2014, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the prestigious Chalmers Institute of Technology in Goteberg, Sweden and the A.J. Mirkin Service Award from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Her publications are numerous and noteworthy. She is a Fellow in the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is associate editor of Traffic Injury Prevention