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Office of Faculty Faculty Professional Development Day & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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AI Horizons: Innovation Across Missions in Academic Medicine

This year’s Faculty Day featured a plenary, interactive learning session and panel discussions centered around strategies for employing AI across missions in academic medicine.

The College of Medicine's 2024 Faculty Awards were also presented during the event. Both nominees and awardees were celebrated.

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10:30–11:30 a.m.

11:30–11:40 a.m.
Dean’s Welcome

11:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Presentation of Faculty Awards

12:15–1 p.m.

1–2:30 p.m.
Plenary Talk and Workshop: Understand AI and Key Elements of an AI Strategy From the Bench to Bedside for Clinical Applications

  • Madhu Mazumdar, PhD – Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science, Mount Sinai Health System

2:30–2:45 p.m.

2:45–3:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion – AI in Health Care

  • Moderator: Jessica Ausborn, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Panelists:
    Charles B. Cairns, MD – Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean of the College of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Drexel University
    Subha Airan-Javia, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, and founder of CareAlign
    Aniruddha Singh MD, FACC, FNLA – Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship at Tower Health; Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
    Edward Kim, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Drexel University
    Leah Livingston, MSc, BSN – Senior Data Scientist, Elsevier

3:45–4 p.m.

4–5 p.m.
Panel Discussion – AI in Innovative Educational Delivery

  • Moderator: James B. Reilly, MD, MS – Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education, Allegheny Health Network
  • Panelists: Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD, FACMI – Vice Dean of Artificial Intelligence and Computing; University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; Vice President for Research Informatics, UPHS
    Dhireesha Kudithipudi, PhD – Robert F. McDermott Endowed Chair in Engineering and Professor, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio; Founding Director, MATRIX AI Consortium for Human Well-Being
    Verity Schaye, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Education in the Clinical Sciences; Assistant Director, Curricular Innovation in Medical Innovation
    Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD – Assistant Professor of surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director, Penn Computer Assisted Surgery and Outcomes (PCASO) Lab

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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