Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania


The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (ASEF) 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.



A Festive ASEF End-of-the-Academic Year June Party Was Enjoyed By All.

ASEF marked the finale of the 2013-2014 academic year with a June party held on a summer-like day at our delightful, decorated headquarters in 21 Penn Tower. All ASEF and PASEF members were invited and a spirited crowd enjoyed many different hors d'oeuvres, wines, and great conversation. The occasion followed our monthly business meeting in which Anna Meadows concluded her energetic and progressive two year term as ASEF President. The Executive Council enthusiastically acknowledged Anna's successful leadership and presented her with a thank you gift. We then engaged in the all fun part of the late afternoon as many retirees reconnected with former colleagues and updated their life's happenings.

We wish everyone a happy and memorable summer and look forward to seeing you at our events beginning in September.







Dr. Albert Stunkard, 92

Albert J. Stunkard, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine and world-renowned researcher for his exemplary and pioneering work on obesity and eating disorders, died on July 12th at the age of 92. Dr. Stunkard joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1957 and was appointed Chair in 1962. In 1977 he moved to Stanford University as Chair of Psychiatry and rejoined Penn Medicine in 1977. Dr. Stunkard co-authored over 500 publications and continued his studies until just 2 years ago. In 2004, he served on the first Executive Council of the Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty.

A memorial service for Dr. Stunkard will be held at Penn in the Fall. Dr. Stunkard's inspiring obituary is reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as the New York Times.




The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement

We are proud to announce the release of the Seventh 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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