Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty
The mission of PASEF is to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage retired faculty members to maintain connections among themselves and with the intellectual and social life of the University. Such activities include organizing lectures, discussion groups, and social functions that provide fellowship and interaction among members and with the scholarly community on campus; familiarizing members, especially those planning retirement, with issues relating to retirement benefits and retired life; and promoting opportunities for members to render service to the University and its surrounding community.
Greetings from PASEF President Jack Nagel
Read his Fall 2014 message
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.
Report of the Lifelong Learning Commmittee
The Lifelong Learning Committee of PASEF, chaired by Anita Summers, has presented a proposal for Penn to the Vice Provost for the Faculty. After collecting detailed information on the programs of 15 universities, PASEF recommended a program using the skills of Penn's retired faculty to provide intellectually challenging courses in a variety of subjects, lengths, and formats, including online learning, to adults in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Details of the proposal can be found under Spotlights in the right column of this page or simply by clicking here.
PASEF/ASEF LuncheonTuesday, December 2, 2014
Larry J. Kricka: Making Medical Testing more Accessible and more Affordable.
Today there are many types of tests and testing that can be performed away from the confines of a hospital. P4 Medicine (Personalized, Predictive, Preventive, and Participatory) is designed to slash the costs of laboratory testing (for example, through the use of Wellness Centers). This modern option may curb the spiraling costs of healthcare. As consumers we have access to many locations that provide direct testing, such as pharmacies and retail health clinics. Also available in our technological age is the capacity for Direct to Consumer testing and collection kits via the Internet. New routes for obtaining testing devices such as thermometers, blood pressure monitors, and glucose meters are also increasing. Finally, due to the explosion of medical apps on phones and tablets, self-testing and monitoring devices are quickly creating unprecedented possibilities in medicine.
Dr. Larry J. Kricka is Director of the General Chemistry and the Critical Care Laboratories, and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His current research focuses on point-of-care and direct to consumer testing.
The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn. Lunch is available for a modest cost.
Road to Retirement Essays by Colleagues
Do you have questions about health care, including bills?
We suggest that you contact Health Advocate, offered through the Penn Division of Human Resources (HR) to help Penn employees and their families resolve healthcare-related issues.
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Members of PASEF Executive Committee, 2014/2015
Name: Howard M. Rosenberg
Name: Heidi George
Executive Committee Meetings 2014-2015
|September 16, 2014||Tuesday|
|October, 15, 2014||Wednesday|
|November 18, 2014||Tuesday|
|December 10, 2014||Wednesday|
|January 21, 2015||Wednesday|
|February, 18, 2015||Wednesday|
|March 18, 2015||Wednesday|
|April 15, 2015||Wednesday|
|May, 20, 2015||Wednesday|
|June 17, 2015||Tuesday|
All meetings are from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. in the Lenape Room.