Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

About the Center

Administrative Structure and Goals of the PMNC

Administration

The PMNC is optimally organized to integrate clinical care, research, and education.

  • The PMNC Co-Directors both report directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine and to the CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. This strengthens the position of the Center within the larger institution and ensures that the PMNC has a voice at the highest levels of the School of Medicine and Health System.
  • The Executive Director of the PMNC is Rosellen Taraborrelli, who also serves as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of the Department of Psychiatry, which has acclaimed programs in clinical care, research, and education.

Institutional and Programmatic Goals

The PMNC has multiple programmatic goals in several mission areas.  Building on a long tradition of interdisciplinary thinking, the Center is designed to create an integrated and collaborative organizational framework for Penn departments, centers, institutes, and programs in the neurosciences.

 

Institutional and Organizational Goals

 

  • Contribute to implementing the Penn Medicine Strategic Plan that emphasizes neuroscience as an area for development.
  • Provide an organizational home to promote planning for integrated clinical care, research, and educational programs, while maintaining departmental and center/institute integrity and initiatives.
  • Help coordinate and foster major grant applications, faculty recruitments, and integrated planning and activities.

Clinical Care Goals

 

  • Increase the cross-connections and interactions among neuroscience specialties and services to apply the latest advances in medicine to patient care.
  • Expand clinical neuroscience programs and coordinate marketing and networking efforts.
  • Provide funding for collaborative clinical pilot projects to support targeted clinical areas and interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Ultimately, create a contiguous clinical structure with facilities for outpatient, inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical activities to better serve the needs of patients.

Research Goals

 

  • Coordinate and expand basic, translational, and clinical research.
  • Support shared core facilities and infrastructure necessary for the further development of basic, translational, and clinical research.
  • Offer pilot project grants to support targeted research areas and  interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Ultimately, create a contiguous dedicated research facility that is home to multi-departmental efforts in the neurosciences.

Education and Training Goals

 

  • Expand and better coordinate and integrate education and training programs for physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, medical students, residents and fellows, graduate (PhD) students, and University undergraduates  within the neuroscience community.

 

Biosketches

Rosellen Taraborrelli
Rosellen Taraborrelli serves as the Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center. She is a long standing member of the Penn community. She also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Psychiatry and Penn Behavioral Health at the University of Pennsylvania where she has served in this position for more than 14 years. Rosellen serves as the Executive Director of Penn Behavioral Health Corporate Services, which manages the behavioral health benefits for the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. It also provides Employee Assistance and Management Assistance programs and training to 60 companies.