Richard J. Schmid Appointed Vice President
For Finance and CFO
JMC Students Collaborate to Publish Study Guide
June is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Human Resources -- Employee services office ready to serve you
Foundation, Hospital and University Employees Eligible for Performance Based Salary Increases
Fidelity Retirement Counseling Available Thursday, June 26, 1997
RICHARD J. SCHMID APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND CFO
Richard J. Schmid has been appointed Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Thomas Jefferson University, announced Paul C. Brucker, MD, University President. Mr. Schmid's appointment is the result of an extensive national search which included a comprehensive selection and interviewing process involving numerous individuals representing the Board, the University and the Jefferson Health System.
Before joining Jefferson, Mr. Schmid served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Methodist Hospital where he was responsible for both financial and administrative operations. Mr. Schmid also previously served as the Director of Corporate Finance at the Franciscan Health System, the Vice President and Treasurer at Hahnemann University, and the President of the Hahnemann Insurance Company.
"Under Dick's leadership we will centralize all the University financial activities. This consolidation is an outcome of the recently approved University Strategic Plan. Dick's broad and comprehensive experience both in health care and education, coupled with his familiarity with our operations gained through his years at Methodist, make him an excellent choice to lead Jefferson's financial operations," said Dr. Brucker. Mr. Schmid will be responsible for all financial issues, and he will report directly to the President of the University.
Mr. Schmid completed his undergraduate work at Rutger's University, attained an MBA cum laude from Widener University, completed post-graduate work at the Wharton School, and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Mr. Schmid is located at 611 Scott Building and can be reached at 5-6799.
JMC STUDENTS COLLABORATE TO PUBLISH STUDY GUIDE
Finding it a daunting task to search through the mass of facts one needs to study medical pharmacology, three Jefferson Medical College students have teamed up to publish a simplified study guide.
The result is "The Pharmacology Companion: A Study Guide for Students by Students" published by Alert and Oriented Publishing Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The authors are Gary Gallia, JMC, Christine Hann, JMC and William Hewson, JMC '98. Ms. Hann and Mr. Gallia are MD/PhD students in the combined JMC/CGS program.
The students write in the book's introduction: "Think of this book as a prearranged notebook. Take it with you everywhere, wherever you'll have even a few minutes to glance at some of the pages. With time, you will find that you can recall the information by visualizing the page."
The students' goal was to create an "easy, quick reference in a layout useful for studying, with each medically important drug agent presented in an easy-to-scan table with all the important facts." The 310-page book is mostly in chart format and contains more than 250 preprinted and perforated flash cards.
Internet users can learn more about the book by accessing the publisher's Web site at http://www.ALERTandONLINE.com
JUNE "HEPATITIS AWARENESS MONTH"
Free hepatitis screening will be available during the week of June 23 to 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those interested in being screened may register at the Hepatitis Information Booth which will be located at the 11th Street side of the Atrium. For more information, call 5-6944.
HUMAN RESOURCES -EMPLOYEE SERVICES OFFICE READY TO SERVE YOU
The Human Resources-Employee Services Office is located in Room 2160 Gibbon Building for all your human resources needs. A Human Resources representative is available to assist you during office hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information, call 5-1566.
FOUNDATION, HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR PERFORMANCE BASED SALARY INCREASES EFFECTIVE JUNE 21
Foundation, Hospital and University non-bargaining employees who were hired before January 1, 1997 and who receive an effective or higher job performance evaluation will be eligible for performance based salary increases effective June 21, 1997, said John P. Sullivan, Vice President for Administration. Increases for the 1997/1998 fiscal year will be reflected in the paychecks distributed on July 10.
"We are pleased to be able to recognize the many contributions made by our employees this fiscal year," Mr. Sullivan said.
A completed performance appraisal for all non-bargaining employees must be submitted with the department's Merit Increase Listing of eligible employees by June 2, 1997 in order for a salary increase to be included in the July 10 paycheck.
Department heads have received merit increase guidelines which outline merit increase percentages according to performance evaluation guidelines.
FIDELITY RETIREMENT COUNSELING AVAILABLE THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Jefferson offers several investment options that employees may consider when participating in individual Tax Sheltered Annuity Programs and the University, Hospital or Foundation pension plans. Current investment companies include TIAA/CREF, Vanguard, Fidelity and the Copeland Companies.
Periodically, representatives from these companies make themselves available, on campus, for the scheduling of individual counseling sessions. The Fidelity representative will be on campus Thursday, June 26. If you are interested in a "one-on-one" consultation with the Fidelity representative on a pre-scheduled basis, call Ms. Chris Kekoe for an appointment at 1-800-841-3363, extension 7190.
All sessions will be in the College Building, Room 202.
Also on June 26 there will be a Brown-Bag Educational Session on Asset Allocation presented by Fidelity from noon to 1 p.m. in Herbut Auditorium. This session is open for anyone who is interested.