Senior Faculty Transitions

Dean Philip Pizzo, Gary Schoolnik, Associate Dean of Sr. Faculty Transitions and Christy Sandborg, Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics discuss the background and goals for the Office of Senior Faculty Transitions.

video Video length: 5:27 min

Message from Dean Philip Pizzo

This site is one result of the School of Medicine’s Senior Faculty Transitions Task Force, which, over the course of the 2007-08 academic year, developed recommendations about policies, procedures and resources through which advice and guidance could be provided to senior faculty about career and life planning.

A key recommendation of the Task Force was the development of this site as a readily accessible, centralized information source related to senior faculty transitions.  I want to underscore that when I refer to transitions I am not specifically highlighting retirement. Indeed I would argue that most of our senior faculty are more interested in how their personal transitions, whatever form they take, are associated with new opportunities and challenges -- whether in education, research, patient care or other activities within the university or community. Indeed we should be thinking about making senior transitions another exciting facet of a career in academic medicine and science.

Additional information will be added to this site over the coming months. In the meantime, I hope you find this site useful and would welcome comments on how we could improve it to be more helpful.

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