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

Jayne R. Wilkinson, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Wilkinson excels as a clinician, educator and administrator. As Associate Clinical Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, she oversees the day-to-day clinical operations of a multidisciplinary clinical team caring for veterans. She has been instrumental in developing innovative programs to improve clinical care including tools to improve medication compliance and instruction, electronic patient educational materials, an inter-facility consult program, and a clinical telehealth program. She founded and chairs the National Clinical Care Committee, composed of the Associate Clinical Directors and nursing leaders of six PADRECCs focused on standardizing and improving care across the PADRECC national network. She is a dedicated educator who serves as the PADRECC Fellowship Program Director. She is a member of the Movement Disorders Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Parkinson’s Study Group.