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Len Re: Mike and David By Leonard Zwelling             I am extremely grateful and honored that both Dr. Siciliano and Dr. Farquhar contributed to the blog last week. What I would like to do briefly is summarize not the problems they identified and articulated so well, but rather the suggestions they made to improve life ...

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Dr. Kantarjian and I are very pleased with the way this came out in today’s Chronicle. We hope it stimulates additional discussion and some activity toward greater social justice for all Texans and all Americans when it comes to access o health care. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Zwelling-Kantarjian-U-S-needs-universal-health-4638205.ph

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From another distinguished faculty member and past Chair of the Faculty Senate:  THANKS MIKE!!! After 40 years at MDA, I am now retired about 3 years yet keep in touch as the Editor of The Sentinel (the newsletter of the Faculty Senate).  The Sentinel takes time to publish.  After visiting with several faculty over last ...

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/business/jed-yueh-of-delphix-on-learning-to-manage-yourself.html?ref=business&_r=0 Let’s start the end of the week with a little great advice from a young CEO.  This should be read by all with leadership and/or managerial responsibility.  Well considered advice.  LZ

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I have invited many to write on my blog with few if any volunteers until now. My entry on the Faculty Senate has generated a few responses and as promised, I will post them.  Here’s the first from David Farquhar.  LZ A Thoughtful Response from the Former Chair of the Faculty Senate Len makes a ...

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A Love Letter to the Faculty Senate By Leonard Zwelling             I do love MD Anderson. I believe in its mission and I believe in its faculty and staff. I have seen first-hand the exemplary care given by our physicians, nurses and ancillary personnel. I have been privileged to oversee the clinical research infrastructure of ...

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The Budget By Leonard Zwelling                   The Employee Notes on Monday June 24 had an interesting entry that included a video plus text about the current financial position of MD Anderson. As the vast majority of our revenue emanates from the clinical care rendered by the faculty and staff, the revenue from this care was ...

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Let’s Make a Deal By Leonard Zwelling             Thanks to everyone who has called, emailed or commented on the blog. As a writer, I just want to be read and if I am lucky, to stimulate people to think.  The over 62,000 page views the blog has received to date suggests that the blog is ...

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Who Do You Trust? By Leonard Zwelling             At the Faculty Senate meeting on June 18, the issue of the discrepancy between the acceleration rates of salaries for faculty vs. administration was again addressed. In all candor, I have no idea why. Randy Legerski clearly and succinctly once again laid out the data that indicate ...

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(I know this is 2 today, but this can’t wait. You all should read the article to which I refer) A Perverted View of Impact (an editorial by Dr. Marc Kirschner in the June 14 issue of Science) By Leonard Zwelling             Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders Professor and chair of Systems Biology at ...

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