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.
ASEF End-of-the-Academic-Year Reception
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: ASEF Headquarters on 21st Floor of Penn Tower.
Please join us to reconnect with friends and colleagues and mark the end of another academic year. If you plan to attend, please notify Rachael Berget, either by email at email@example.com or by phone at 215-898-7160.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement
We are proud to announce the release of the Sixth 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.
John Mikuta, 88, Obstetrics and Gynecology
We were all saddened by the death last month of Dr. John Mikuta, one of the Medical School's most distinguished faculty. Deborah Driscoll's note to the faculty below provides documentation of the many contributions that John made to Penn over many years. We especially remember him as the first President of ASEF. The organizing committee of ASEF felt that we needed a highly visible and respected leader to start things off. He served admirably in this role, and continued to participate as Past-President, advisor, and colleague in the following years. Ultimately, we missed him when he became somewhat frail and was no longer able to participate actively. He and his wife Margaret were living at Medford Leas in south Jersey and a bit too far away to travel to our meetings. He will be sorely missed. -ASEF Executive Council
Medical Faculty Senate Presentation
On Wednesday, November 14th ASEF President Anna Meadows delivered a presentation to the Medical Faculty Senate concerning ASEF's mission and current events. Here it is in case you missed it.
New book by Nicholas Kefalides
"Finding Aesculapius across the Atlantic: The Road to Discovery"
This memoir describes Dr. Kefalides' experiences as a college student in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, and the years as a medical student, as a USPHS officer directing a research project on burns in Lima, Peru, and as a faculty member in three universities culminating with a professorship at Penn.
Dr. Kefalides is Past President of ASEF.