Joe Biden Will Become a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
A clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Mitchell Blutt, MD, focuses on preparing the next generation of physicians. In addition, he is the founder and CEO of Consonance Capital, where he aims to advance the field of health care investment. Possessing a BA, MD, and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Mitchell Blutt, MD, remains heavily involved with his alma mater as a former trustee of the university and its School of Medicine, as well as a member of the board of overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences. Recently, the University of Pennsylvania announced that it will welcome former Vice President Joe Biden as its Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor and that he will direct the university’s Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. While the center will be based in Washington, D. C., Biden will maintain an office at Penn’s Philadelphia campus. Focused on both teaching and research, the new center will guide students in the exploration of foreign policy, diplomacy, and national security while at the same time partnering with global leaders and academic centers to solve international challenges. As a professor at Penn, he will hold joint appointments with the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication.The new role will allow Biden to maintain his commitment to public service, which has included defending the stability of the post-WWII international order while solving domestic issues at home. He served as a senator from Delaware for 36 years, which included 12 years as a chairman or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and 17 years as a chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the 47th vice president of the United States, Mr. Biden provided vital guidance to President Barack Obama about international affairs. In addition, he represented the country around the world and oversaw vital domestic endeavors such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s economic stimulus package.