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

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD 

Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 

Dr. Kambayashi is an outstanding physician-scientist who focuses on the way in which cell signaling affects the development, education, function, and homeostasis of regulatory T cells and natural killer cells through immunoreceptors. In 2012, he was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation and received the David B. Pall Prize for Innovation Research from the American Association of Blood Banks. He serves on the NIH Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research Committee Study Section. In 2012, he received the Kevin Salhany Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and in 2015, he received The Simon Flexner Award for Graduate School and Postdoctoral Teaching and Mentoring. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, the American Association of Blood Banks and the American Society of Hematology.