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 LUNCHEON SEMINAR
12:00-1:30PM, JANUARY 10, 2017
NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION TO BRB II/III 253
"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.