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 2015-16 Programs

Using the Immune System to Fight Cancer
Yvonne Paterson
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 pasef@pobox.upenn.edu or by phone at 215-746-5972.

12:00 NOON, NOVEMBR 17, 2016

"Drugs Don't Work in Patients Who Don't Take Them"
Napoleon Monroe
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.

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