Kenwyn Smith, Faculty Master

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 dfox@sas.upenn.edu.

Gavin Kerr, UPHS

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 the region.

Mark Kelley, UPHS

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