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

Justine Shults, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Shults is recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to statistical methodological and collaborative research. Her methodological research focuses on developing statistical methods for the improved analysis of longitudinal and clustered data, particularly the method of quasi-least squares (QLS). She also provides statistical collaboration for investigations in pediatrics focusing on renal disease, transplantation, and bone health. She has a successful history of securing funding for her research. She has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Statistics in Medicine, Biometrics, and Biometrika. She is first author of a recently published textbook, Quasi-Least Squares Regression. She is a member of the International Biometric Society, the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the American Statistical Association.