Drs. Kenwyn Smith and Sara Corse will be leaving their positions as Faculty Master and Associate Master of Ware College House at the end of the spring semester so that Dr. Smith can take a research sabbatical at Oxford University, according to Dr. David Brownlee, director of College Houses and Academic Services. Dr. Brownlee praised Dr. Smith and Dr. Corse for their leadership of Ware College House through the implementation of the new College House system, and for their deep commitment to the well-being of the students living at Ware.
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Faculty
Master of Ware College House. For more information, visit the College House
web site at www.upenn.edu/resliv/chas/staff.
Inquiries should be directed to David Fox, Associate Director for Academic
Services, 112 Hamilton College House/6180, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Peter G. Traber, CEO of UPHS, announced that Gavin Kerr, vice president
for planning and organizational effectiveness, will leave UPHS on April
15 to join Asset Trade, an Internet company based in King of Prussia. "For
the last five years, Mr. Kerr has been a valuable member of the Health System's
corporate leadership," Dr. Traber said. He joined UPHS in 1995 as associate
vice president for human resources. The following year, he advanced to vice
president for human resources and strategic planning. Mr. Kerr assumed his
present position last August. During his years at Penn, he was instrumental
in several important initiatives in service excellence, recruitment, compensation,
and organizational effectiveness. His constant principle was to balance
the legitimate needs of employees and the realities of a highly competitive
health-care marketplace--in short, to make UPHS an employer of choice in
Dr. Peter Traber also announced that Dr. Mark A. Kelley, professor of
medicine and chief of medicine at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, will be resigning his positions to become executive vice president
and chief medical officer at the Henry Ford Health System and chief executive
officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group. He will join Henry Ford in June.
"Henry Ford's gain will be our loss, because Mark has been a longtime
and active citizen of our Health System," Dr. Traber said. Appointed
vice dean for clinical affairs in 1990, Dr. Kelley was the lead physician
in developing UPHS's primary-care network and its network of hospital affiliations.
He was also instrumental in developing multi-specialty satellites, integrating
the faculty practice plans into the Health System, and helping to shape
UPHS's managed-care strategy. "In his nearly ten years as vice dean,
he was also an important liaison to the region's referring physicians and,
in fact, to the general public," Dr. Traber said. Before becoming
vice dean, Dr. Kelley served six years as vice chairman of the Department
of Medicine. In that role, he directed the internal medicine training program
as well as the department's physician practice.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 27, April 4, 2000