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

Donald Schotland, M.D., Neurology

Dr. Donald Lewis Schotland died on August 13, 2015 at the age of 84. He earned his AB and MD degrees from Harvard University, and was a resident in neurology and fellow in neuropathology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schotland became a member of the Columbia University faculty from 1962-67 and then joined Penn in 1967 where he became Director of the Henry Watts Center for Neuromuscular Research. Dr. Schotland's career spanned more than 50 years and he retired as professor emeritus of neurology . He was a pioneering researcher in neuromuscular diseases and studied the nature of muscle itself: central cores, lamellar bodies and satellite cells. His many publications include seminal papers on McArdle and Luft diseases, myotonic dystrophy, Duchenne dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and mitochondrial myopathies.

Patrick S. Pasquariello, Jr., MD, Pediatrics

Dr. Patrick S. Pasquariello died August 29th at the age of 85. He graduated from St. Joseph's University and Jefferson Medical College and served as lieutenant in the Navy. His 54 year career at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia began in 1961 as chief resident under C. Everett Kopp, and continued as a faculty member in the school of medicine in 1962. Dr. Pasquariello was appointed professor of pediatrics in 1990, and held many leadership positions at CHOP, including director of the spina bifida program and founder of the Children's diagnostic and complex care center, later bearing his name in recognition and honor of his greatly appreciated work and dedication in treating children with hard-to diagnose illnesses. Donations may be made to the Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., M.D., Endowment Fund, c/o Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia 19104.

Further information can be found on Philly.com.

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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