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
Using the Immune System to Fight Cancer
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12PM
Yvonne Paterson is Professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine. She will review various approaches to immunotherapy including, adoptive T cell and antibody therapies, checkpoint inhibitors and cancer vaccines.
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment designed to boost or augment the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses natural immune system components either made in the laboratory or by the body itself to improve, target or restore the body’s ability to recognize cancer as a foreign attacker. Recent advances were described by “Science” magazine, in 2013, as the breakthrough of the year.
The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn and is open to the public. Lunch is available for a modest cost.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215-746-5972.
ASEF-PSOM LUNCHEON SEMINAR
12:00 NOON, NOVEMBR 17, 2016
SMILOW CENTER, 10TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 10-146
"Drugs Don't Work in Patients Who Don't Take Them"
Managing Director, New Direction Technology Consulting, LLC
Napoleon Monroe has worked more than 40 years in public pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He has extensive experience in the development and application of mechanical and electronic devices that facilitate drug administration and compliance monitoring in both hospital and home environments. His expertise includes product development, licensing, regulatory processes, risk management and marketing.
Lunch will be provided.
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.