Music Department has announced the appointment of J. Karla Lemon
as the new conductor and director of the University Symphony Orchestra
and the University Wind Ensemble.
J. Karla Lemon has stepped up to the conductor's podium this
month. Fresh from her tenure at Stanford University where she had
been director of Orchestras and associate professor of performance
for the past five years, Ms. Lemon brings her unique grasp of both
early and new music to the Philadelphia concert stage.
Lemon earned her bachelor's degree in music from the University
of California at Berkeley, and a master's degree in conducting
from the Stätliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
Her mentors have included Gunther Schuller, Denis de Coteau, Michael
Senturia and Stuart Sankey. She also attended the Conductor's
Institute at the Festival at Sandpoint and the Aspen Music Festival.
addition to her work with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Lemon
conducted the Alea II Ensemble for Contemporary Music. She served
as principal guest conductor of the Women's Philharmonic and
as principal guest conductor of the highly regarded new music ensemble
EARPLAY from 1985-1991.
Lemon is also the new music director and conductor of The Delaware
County Youth Orchestra--now in its 31st season--a highly
selective ensemble of nearly 100 talented young musicians through
senior year of high school.
Lemon will debut with the University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday,
November 23, in a performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No.
5," Debussy's "Nocturnes," and Chen Yi's "Ge
Xu." The concert will take place in Irvine Auditorium, at 8
of Trustee Affairs Ms. Roth
Roth has been named Director of Trustee Affairs in the Office of
the Secretary. Ms. Roth has had the opportunity to work with a number
of departments over the course of the last year in her tenure as
Planning Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary. She has an
extensive background in development and not-for-profit administration,
having been Associate Director of Development at the San Francisco
Zoo and having worked in corporate, foundation, and government relations
at the San Francisco Opera. She is an honors graduate of Swarthmore
for Organizational Dynamics
Larry M. Starr has been appointed executive director of the Center
for Organizational Dynamics and director of the Organizational Dynamics
degree programs. He was previously director of the Organizational
Development and Leadership program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine and had taught at Villanova University for 17 years.
its 25th anniversary this year, Penn's Organizational Dynamics
program offers graduate degrees to working professionals through
Starr said the Center and degree program will provide important
but often missing competencies to managers and leaders: the strategies
to understand and apply knowledge from the humanities, social sciences
and professional disciplines to organizational challenges.
vision for this program concerns creating and communicating knowledge
about the art and science of organizations particularly within the
workplace," Dr. Starr said.
goes beyond traditional skills gained from technical schools, courses
or job responsibilities; rather it's about how to blend and
apply a wide range of intellectual resources in creative solution-oriented
ways," he said.
Starr took his Ph.D. from the University of Windsor, Canada in
1980. He is the recipient of the 2002 Meritorious Service Award
from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
an international medical society of more than 6,000 occupational
and environmental physicians. He is also the lead author of ACOEM's
guideline on Automated External Defibrillation in the Occupational
Fournier: Institutional Compliance Officer
Fournier has been joined the Office of Audit and Compliance as Penn's
Institutional Compliance Officer. In this position, he said that
he will be "implementing a vision for the compliance function
at Penn that builds on the foundation of integrity and good business
ethics, strengthening the bonds between the Compliance Office and
the Schools, Centers, Institutes, and Central Administration. The
Compliance Office will provide support to operations affected by
Penn's compliance commitments, chronicling the compliance universe
to better communicate responsibilities for compliance activities."
has spent the last eight years as director of the Huron Consulting
Group and senior manager at Arthur Andersen in Chicago where he
developed comprehensive compliance programs that address research
and other regulatory compliance requirements for research universities.
He also created strategic plans to help healthcare and educational
organizations enhance revenue through externally funded research.
Fournier took his B.S. in broadcast journalism from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1987 and an MBA from J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, in 1994.
Black: HUP COO
P. Black Jr. has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Mr. Black, formerly
Associate Hospital Director at Temple University Hospital, joined
HUP in May.
addition to providing operational leadership for clinical, administrative
and support departments within the hospital, Mr. Black will also
partner with Garry Scheib, Executive Director of HUP and Senior
Vice President of Hospital Operations for the Health System, to
develop strategic, operating and financial plans that support the
missions of the Penn Health System. He will also be responsible
for creating and sustaining a patient-focused organization designed
to support the delivery of high-quality care.
his career, Mr. Black has developed and implemented several innovative,
hospital-based programs in long-term care, behavioral health, and
Black earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple
University in 1972 and his MBA in 1978. He has earned dozens of
national and local community service awards, including the 1996
"Men Making a Difference" Award, and the Black Leader
of Tioga and Nicetown Award in 1999.
has received honors from the National Association of Health Service
Executives and the Greater Philadelphia Health Assembly. Mr. Black
is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives; is
Program Chair in the National Association of Health Services Executives,
and is a member of the Regional Advisory Committee of the American
College of Health Care Executives.
Black is a also a member of the Philadelphia Tribune Charities,
which raises awareness for community-based educational and healthcare
programs. He is also founder and director of "Opportunities
in Health Care," a program which introduces high-school students
to career opportunities in the healthcare field. Since its inception
ten years ago, the program has successfully acquainted approximately
400 students with the many diverse career options available to them
in clinical care, medical education and biomedical research.
Schafer: Chair of Medicine
Andrew I. Schafer, Penn Med '73, has been named chair of the
Department of Medicine and the Frank Wister Thomas Professor of
Schafer came to Penn from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,
Texas where he was chair of the department of medicine since 1998
and the Bob and Vivian Smith Professor of Internal Medicine, and
chief of the internal medicine service at the Methodist Hospital
chair, Dr. Schafer will have administrative responsibility for the
School of Medicine's largest and most complex department--which
includes 13 clinical divisions and 500 faculty. "I am eager
to help build on the significant gains Penn Medicine has made in
the past, and help forecast and meet the challenges of the future,"
said Dr. Schafer.
of his priorities will be to further integrate researchers with
clinicians in order to build meaningful collaborative relationships.
"A current challenge of academic medicine is to reacquaint
practicing physicians with the value of partnering with like-minded
scientists in the pursuit of knowledge that will have a positive
impact on patient care. To that end, it will be necessary to create
and maintain an environment that stimulates a smooth and seamless
integration of clinicians with researchers," Dr. Schafer said.
an educator, Dr. Schafer believes that students, residents, and
fellows should be introduced to the practical applications of theoretical
principles, especially in the areas of medical ethics, healthcare
policy, and humanism. "To create the next generation of leaders
in medicine, our educational experience must involve students in
current and future financial, ethical, and culture-of-care challenges
faced by physicians and their patients," he said.
nationally recognized hematologist, Dr. Schafer's clinical
and research areas of expertise are in thrombosis, homeostasis, coagulation,
and vascular cell biology. He has been the principal investigator
of two NIH research grants in the area of platelet and vascular
author of over 180 original articles and the editor or co-editor
of five textbooks, Dr. Schafer is also a member of the American
Heart Association's executive committee, is on the Board of
Extramural Advisors of NIH and serves on the editorial board of
several major journals.
Schafer joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1981 as assistant
professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1987. He was
chief of hematology and oncology at both West Roxbury and Brockton
Veterans Administration Hospitals in Massachusetts from 1984-1989.
He earned Harvard University's Milton Fund Research Award and
was Established Investigator of the American Heart Association for
work in platelet and vascular cell biology.
Trojanowski: Institute on Aging
John Q. Trojanowski, professor of pathology and laboratory
medicine in the School of Medicine has been appointed director of
Penn's Institute on Aging. He has been serving as interim director
since the departure of Dr. Risa Lavizzo Mourey, to the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. His main research/clinical interests as
a senior fellow at the Institute are neurode-generative diseases,
dementia, and memory loss.
co-director of the Center for Neuro-degenerative Disease Research,
Dr. Trojanowski has demonstrated how much can be accomplished by
investigators working synergistically," said Dr. Arthur H.
Rubenstein, EVP of UPHS and Dean of the School of Medicine, "I
have every confidence that he will have the same extraordinary level
of success heading our Institute on Aging, whose stated mission
is to improve the physiological, psychological, and social well-being
of the elderly through state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research,
education, and clinical services."
Trojanowski has been a member of the faculty
since 1981. In 1990, he was awarded a five-year $3,500,000 Program
Project grant by the National Institute on Aging to pursue multidisciplinary
studies of molecular substrates of aging and neuron death associated
with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. In 1991,
he became director of Penn's Alzheimer's Disease Center,
funded by a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging,
which designated it a comprehensive center--the only one in the Delaware Valley. In 1992 with Trojanowski and Dr.
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, as co-directors, the Center for Neurodegenerative
Disease Research was established .
Trojanowski's current research centers on the molecular mechanisms
underlying neuron dysfunction, degeneration, and death in normal
aging as well as neurodegencrative diseases. In his research, he
uses immunological, biochemical, molecular, and morphological methods.
has won numerous awards for his contributions to the advancement
of the understanding of Alzheimer's disease, including in 1998,
Dr. Trojanowski shared the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's,
Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases. He was recognized for his
contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the nourofibrillary
"tangles." A member of the American Society of Clinical
Investigation, he has served on the medical and advisory
boards of the National Alzheimer's Association and the NIH's
National Advisory Council on Aging, he has also served as president
of the American Association of Neuropathologists.
Lee, who has served with Dr. Trojanowski as co-director of the Center
for Neuro-degenerative Disease Research, is now the Center's
director, and Dr. Trojanowski will become associate director.
Rosenberg: Post-doc Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Edwin S. Rosenberg has been appointed Director of Post-Doctoral
Periodontics and Graduate Implant Dentistry at the School of Dental
Rosenberg received his degree in dentistry from the University of
Witwatersrand in South Africa as well as degrees in Periodontics
and Prosthodontics from Penn. Immigrating to the U.S. in 1974,
he earned certificates in Periodontics and Perio-Prosthesis from
the School of Dental Medicine.
Rosenberg formerly served as Director of Post-Doctoral Periodontics
at Penn for a period of ten years and has recently returned after
serving as chairman and professor of the department of Periodontics
and Implant Dentistry at Temple University School of Dentistry.
He has also served as of consultant to the Dental Implant Center
at Graduate Hospital as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine and
Surgery at MCP. Dr. Rosenberg was the first Director of the Brane-mark
Implant Center at the Penn School of Dental Medicine.
Rosenberg is also professor of implant dentistry and clinical professor
of surgical sciences at NYU, as well as clinical professor of periodontics
at USC and the Saul Schluger Professor of Periodontics at the University
acclaimed as one of the leaders in the field of Periodontics, Perio-prosthesis
and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Rosenberg has written over 250 books,
research abstracts and book chapters that have been widely published.
He actively participates in research involving microbiology, implant
therapy and various areas of periodontics. He is a sought-after
lecturer throughout the world at professional and scientific courses
a Diplomat and a Director of the American Board of Periodontology
and Pennsylvania Society of Periodontists, he has served as past
president for the Philadelphia Society of Periodontics, the Academy
of Osseointegration and the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is
a member of numerous professional and scientific societies throughout
the U.S. and the world.
recipient of many awards and recognitions, both by his peers and
his students, Dr. Rosenberg has been honored by the School as the
recipient of the Lester Burkett Lecture Award and the J. George
Coslett Award for Teaching Excellence.
has held fellowships in the College of Physicians, the International
College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Rosenberg
is a fellow and Diplomat of the American Society of Osseointegration
and the International Congress of Oral Implafitologists.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 24, 2002