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.



ASEF-PSOM President's 2015 Welcome Letter


































Kenneth Richard Sandler, MD, Psychiatry

Dr. Kenneth R. Sandler, 71, of Malvern, PA passed away suddenly on December 24, 2015 at his home. Dr. Sandler graduated from the University of Delaware, received his M.D. from Penn and was board certified in psychiatry and addictions. He was a Clinical Professor at Penn, and president and founder of Lighthouse, a NJ-based rehabilitation facility to help adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. He also served as: medical director of the Fairmount Institute, a private Philadelphia psychiatric hospital; a substance abuse consultant to the National Football League for seven years; and a member of the board of directors of CADEkids - a program to help at-risk youth. The family suggests contributions to CADEkids (www.cadekids.org) or Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (www.fidf.org).

More information can be found here.



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 Eighth 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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