University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced that the term of J. Larry Jameson as executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) has been extended until June 30, 2025.
“As we continue confronting a global pandemic and envisioning our future as a University and a society, Larry’s leadership of Penn Medicine and the Perelman School coupled with his consummate university citizenship are universally praised and admired,” Gutmann said. “He has done a superb job in leading our integrated academic medical center in its tripartite mission of education, research and clinical care.”
In deciding to extend Jameson’s term, Gutmann consulted with leaders across the University, including the elected chairs of the Perelman School of Medicine and Penn faculty senates, the basic science and clinical department chairs in PSOM, the senior leadership teams at both PSOM and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, senior officers of the University and the executive committees of both the Penn Medicine Board of Trustees and the University’s Board of Trustees.
Among the many markers of Jameson’s service as executive vice president and dean that Gutmann cited are the growth in both quality and diversity of PSOM’s faculty, staff and students; the strength of both educational and research programs; strong financial performance and fundraising; improvements to facilities and infrastructure; and important and measured growth of the health system. Gutmann also specifically lauded Jameson’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across Penn Medicine and the University.
Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett praised Jameson’s accomplishments as dean: “Larry has done an exceptional job leading the Perelman School of Medicine. He is deeply committed to the success of our students, and he has been tireless in working across the University to ensure a synergy in all that we do in the health fields.”
“We are supremely confident that Larry Jameson will continue to lead Penn Medicine to new and impressive heights, working with a spectacularly talented, dedicated, and collaborative team,” Gutmann concluded. “Larry will continue to be a major contributor to the senior Penn leadership at Penn. Under his tireless and value-based leadership, Penn Medicine will continue to thrive as a national and international model for the performance, potential and promise of an integrated and aligned medical school, academic medical center and health system.”