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Faculty Fellow

Joan Hendricks


The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean


Joan C. Hendricks is the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine. She believes that veterinarians play an integral part in ensuring public health and food safety, guarding against bio- and agro-terrorism and working to protect the environment. She has played a lead role in lobbying to state legislators on behalf of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to assuming her responsibilities as Dean in 2006, Hendricks served on the faculty of the School for more than twenty years. In 2001, she became the first woman named to an endowed professorship at the School when she was named the Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of Small Animal Medicine. In addition to serving as chief of critical care in the Department of Clinical Studies at Philadelphia, Hendricks is founding Director of the Veterinary Clinical Investigation Center (VCIC) and holds a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Medicine at Penn Medicine. Hendricks became the third woman Dean of a veterinary school in the nation and the first at Penn Vet. Her research interests include the molecular basis of sleep regulation and function.


Selected Publications

Williams, J.A., S. Sathyanarayanan, J.C. Hendricks, A. Sehgal. 2007. “Interaction Between Sleep and the Immune Response in Drosophila: A Role for the NFkappaB Relish.” Sleep 30: 389-400.

Koh, K., J.M. Evans, J.C. Hendricks, A. Sehgal. 2006. “A Drosophila Model for Age-associated Changes in Sleep: Wake Cycles.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103: 13843-7.

Hendricks, J.C. 2006. “Broadening the Public Perception of Veterinarians: Can We Keep What We’ve Got While Transforming Ourselves?” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 33: 593-4.

Hendricks, J.C. 2005. “Shaking Up Sleep Research.” Nature Neuroscience 8: 703-5.

Hendricks J.C. 2005. “Mining the Mouse Mutant Goldmine for Sleep Phenotypes.” Sleep 28: 389-91.


Faculty Fellow

Alan Kelly


The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean Emeritus


Alan Kelly is The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean Emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He served as Chair of the Department of Pathobiology from 1990 until his appointment as Acting Dean in January 1994, and as Dean from 1994-2005. A renowned researcher on muscle disease and muscular dystrophy, he has authored more than 100 book chapters and scientific papers and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American Society for Cell Biology, and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute. He received the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1974. 


Selected Publications

Kelly, Alan, and James D. Ferguson, David T. Galligan, Mo Salman, Bennie I. Osburn. 2013. “One Health, Food Security, and Veterinary Medicine.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 242(6): 739-743.

Kelly, Alan M. and R. Marshak. 2007. “Veterinary Medicine: Global Health.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 231: 1806-1808.

Smith, G. and A. Kelly, eds. 2006. Veterinary Public Health in a Global Economy. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Kelly, Alan, Lawrence E. Heider, and Keith W. Prasse. 2003. “Renewed Directions in Veterinary Medical Education.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 222: 1511-1512.

Walsh, Donald A., Frederick A. Murphy, Lonnie J. King, Bennie I. Osburn, and Alan M. Kelly. 2003. “An Agenda for Action: Veterinary Medicine’s Crucial Role in Public Health and Biodefense and the Obligation of Academic Veterinary Medicine to Respond; Executive Summary.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 30(2): 92-96.


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