Antoinette Brooke, MPH, chief operating officer of Emergency Medicine, received the 2020-2021 James J. Scheulen Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) over the course of their career. With over 30 years of experience in senior healthcare operations, Brooke has served on numerous health system committees and held various roles within AAAEM, including Treasurer, a role in which she transformed the budget and finance structure in addition to overhauling the committee’s operating guidelines.
Rajan Jain, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, received the 2021 Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research, which recognizes physician-scientists who have made major contributions to science, mentorship, and translation of discovery to clinical impact. Jain was awarded $30,000 to advance his academic efforts in understanding and deciphering how cells decide their fate and remember their identity over their lifetime. In addition to his award, Jain will deliver a scientific talk at the 2022 Association of American Physicians/American Society for Clinical Investigation/American Physician Scientists Association Joint Meeting.
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $8.9 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $496 million awarded in the 2020 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 44,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2020, Penn Medicine provided more than $563 million to benefit our community.