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.

2014-15 Letter from the President

Hello from your new ASEF President

ASEF-PSOM presents the new series, "Healthy Aging."

The first talk will take place at 12:00 p.m. Thursday March 26th, 2015 in Room 1412 of the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to kayvon@upenn.edu.

Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing will speak on the topic:

"Skip the Checklist - Aim to Age Well"

What are we to make of the current societal discourse on healthy aging? Is healthy aging a useful metric for an aging society? For individual lives? Dr. Kagan offers aging well as a response to fundamental flaws made in the assumptions of healthy aging and proposes parameters for aging well. Come join us for a dialogue about aging, health, and well-being.

Dr. Kagan is a Lindback award winning teacher and teaches students across the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in the School of Nursing. She is a superb communicator who has developed the course "Growing Old Around the Globe" on COURSERA and is a regular monthly contributor for Calkins Media on "Myths of Aging"

Amongst Dr. Kagan's many honors is the award of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship (the oft-called "Genius Award"). She received this award for her commitment to clinical excellence, her passion for original scholarship, her dedication to teaching, and a singular ability to meld all three in the interest of older, frail, and vulnerable cancer patients.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

12:00 p.m.

Charles L. Nelson: Future Prospects of Hip and Knee Surgery

Charles L. Nelson, MD, is Chief of the Joint Replacement Service and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also served his residency. In addition, he was a recipient of a fellowship for Special Surgery. Dr. Nelson was recognized by Best Doctors in America in 2013-2014.

Dr. Nelson's lecture is sponsored by the ASEF-PSOM/PASEF Program Committee.

The lecture will be held in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn. Lunch is available for a modest cost.

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) and

The Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (ASEF-PSOM)


Planning For Retirement

Join Victoria Mulhern, Executive Director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (PSOM) and Hilary Lopez, Senior Benefits Specialist in Human Resources as they discuss the policies and processes around phased retirement, the retirement incentive program (the Faculty Income Allowance Program--FIAP), retirement benefits (including continued medical benefits), qualifying for emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty.

All PASEF members are also invited to attend this program.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Class of '55 Conference Room

Van Pelt Library

Refreshments to follow

You may RSVP to Kayvon Nikoo.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Mulhern at 215-898-6923.

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Remembering with Smiles the ASEF-PSOM & PASEF

New Faculty Emeriti October 2014 Program and Reception

On a Fall Wednesday late afternoon and early evening on October 29th, 45 newly retired faculty from the University of Pennsylvania - of which 25 from 17 departments were members of the Perelman School of Medicine - were honored in a program and reception held at Sweeten Alumni House on a colorful tree-lined Locust Walk. The event was sponsored jointly for the second year by the Associations of Senior and Emeritus Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (ASEF-PSOM) and University (PASEF).

Greetings to the attendees were extended by former ASEF president, Anna Meadows, and current PASEF president, Jack Nagel, who then introduced our enthusiastic guest speaker Dr. Anita Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty. The amazing accomplishments of the 45 faculty, together with introspective and also humorous remembrances of their careers at Penn, were presented in short citations by Rob Roy MacGregor, past PASEF president, and Jeanne Myers, current ASEF president. Honorees were applauded and congratulated personally by many fellow colleagues. After the program portion, all enjoyed a reception of wine and a plentiful assortment of menu items, with - most importantly - time to exchange memories and talk about future plans.

ASEF Honoree Bios

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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 1st 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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