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Office of Faculty Faculty Professional Development Day & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health Sciences Building & Zoom
60 N. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

More details about the agenda and speakers will be available soon. Please mark your calendar.


Questions? Contact Janine Barber at

About Faculty Day 2023

Innovative Contributions to Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Cultures

This year's Faculty Day will featuring a plenary, leadership panel discussion and interactive learning session centered around the theme of strategies that lead to cultures of inclusive collaboration for faculty, students and professional staff.

The College of Medicine's 2023 Faculty Awards Ceremony will also be presented at the event. Both nominees and awardees will be celebrated.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 – 11:40 a.m.
Dean’s Welcome


Charles B. Cairns, MD
Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs

Nancy D. Spector, MD
Senior Vice Dean for Faculty; Executive Director, ELAM, ELH and IWHL; Professor of Pediatrics

11:40 – 12:30 p.m.
Presentation of Faculty Awards

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Refreshments & 2023 Faculty Launch Program Fellow Poster Session

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Plenary Talk


Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Professor, Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine; Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Director, Drexel Pathway to Medical School

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Leadership Panel Discussion


Moderated by:
Michele Kutzler, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty; Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology

Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD
Senior Vice President, and Chief Clinical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Allegheny Health Network
Sunny Shin, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology; Vice-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Founding member of “Solving for Science”

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Interactive Learning Activity


Bart Bailey
Chief Operating Officer, Courage to Care

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Report Out & Closing

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