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

Marilyn Hess, M.S., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., Pharmacology

Dr. Marilyn Hess died October 20, 2015 at the age of 90. She received her B.S. degree from Villa Marie College in Buffalo, Ph.D. from Penn in Pharmacology in 1957, and Masters in Education in 1987. She joined the Department of Pharmacology in 1949, appointed professor in 1975 and retired as professor emeritus at the age of 85. Dr. Hess was a devoted and outstanding teacher of medical and graduate students in the nationally recognized Pharmacology 100 course in which she was director. She received the Lindback Award, the NIH Research Career Development Award and became an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. Dr. Hess was also president of the Association for Senior and Emeritus Faculty and served on the council for 8 years.

Funeral arrangement and Memorials services will be held on Friday, November 6 at Minshall, Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, 608 South Old Middletown Road, Media, PA. Visiting hours will be 10 am to 11 am with a Memorial Service at 11 am to noon.

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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