Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (ASEF-PSOM) serves to enhance the careers of the emeritus faculty by encouraging them to remain a part of the community of scholars in the School of Medicine. The Association also serves to support the senior faculty by raising awareness of the full range of retirement options available to them, whether they are planning to retire within two years or two decades.

Sue Kramer, MD

ASEF-PSOM President, 2016-17

ASEF-PSOM 2015-16 Programs

12:00-1:30PM, JANUARY 10, 2017


"The Genetic Basis of Cancer: Relearning Past Lessons and New Insights"
John M. Maris, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Giulio D'Angio Chair in Neuroblastoma Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. John Maris is a physician-scientist focused on the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. His group has discovered the majority of the known neuroblastoma susceptibility genes and has also identified many of the oncogenic drivers of the disease. Dr. Maris has steadfastly sought to translate these discoveries to the clinic using precision medicine approaches and has translated many of his discoveries into clinically useful biomarkers and/or new effective treatment strategies. He is a practicing physician who sees patients from around the world with relapsed neuroblastoma and has developed a program that provides hope through personalized treatment planning. He has trained many emerging leaders in the field, and has actively mentored dozens of students and post-doctoral fellows. He has impacted pediatric oncology beyond neuroblastoma, as exemplified by his leadership of a large multi-institution Stand Up to Cancer-St. Baldrick’s Foundation "Dream Team" grant designed to bring the fields of genomics and immunology together to combat all high-risk childhood cancers. Dr. Maris has received several prestigious awards including election into the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Oski award for outstanding pediatric oncologists, the Berwick award for melding basic and clinical teaching, and the William Osler Patient Oriented Research Award for outstanding translationally relevant academic productivity.

Picture taken on September 27, 2016.

From left to right:
Seated: Anna Meadows, Peter Bloch, Sue Kramer, Yvonne Paterson, Susan Heyner
Standing: Howard Goldfine, Fred Henretig, Peter Wilding, Brian Salzberg, Joel Greenberg, Rob MacGregor, Jeanne C. Myers, James Wheeler

New Summary of Information on Retirement Communities

Howard Goldfine, Jim Saunders and Heidi George have recently assembled a set of tables providing important information for those considering the move to a retirement community. You can find this information by clicking on the Retirement Communities link under Spotlights in the right column of this web page or simply clicking here.

Medical Faculty Senate Presentation

On Wednesday, October 21st ASEF President Jeanne Myers delivered a presentation to the Medical Faculty Senate concerning ASEF's mission and current events. Here it is in case you missed it.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement

We are proud to announce the release of the Ninth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement, ASEF's annually revised handbook highlighting the policy and process governing the transition from full-time faculty to emeritus.

Please refer to the official release notes for a review of the updates to this year's edition.

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