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HELLO, I MUST BE GOING

This is the last blog before I start my new work at Legacy Community Health. We will take a week off from blogging and start again in the new month. Hello, I Must Be Going         By Leonard Zwelling                 I couldn’t think of a better title for my last blog as an Anderson faculty member ...

3 mins

THE FURRIER COMETH

The Furrier Cometh By Leonard Zwelling             My old friend and colleague Fred Becker was right all along. The leopard won’t change his spots until he hears the furrier coming. Dr. DePinho and the Band of Five Others blinked yesterday afternoon in the A T and T Auditorium with the furrier rapping on the door.  ...

4 mins

150,000

150,000 Can’t Be Wrong By Leonard Zwelling             Before I close up shop as an Anderson blogger next week and go independent (same URL, no worries), I would like to acknowledge those of you who have contacted me in person or by email about the blog. It has been most encouraging to know that you ...

6 mins

WHO LEADS?

The Time For Another Survey Has Passed By Leonard Zwelling             The last few days at Anderson have been momentous. Starting with the Chancellor’s visit we have learned (for the third time) that morale among the faculty is at an all-time low and that the poor morale encompasses more employees that just the faculty.             ...

5 mins

FAITH, PERCEPTION, FACT

Faith, Perception, Fact: There Is a Difference By Leonard Zwelling             There are several levels of belief. We in medicine like to think we make our decisions based on scientific fact, but in truth, we often don’t have the facts about how best to treat a patient. That’s why we do research. The research is ...

2 mins

$85 For Cake-Part 2

Let ‘Em Eat Cake By Len Zwelling                 This is a brief follow-up to the blog about the PRS retirement money. It turns out that the table at the Chaplaincy Dinner is far more costly than I had thought. It is $5000. So if the PRS allowed me to use the $5000 set aside for ...

7 mins

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE BLOG-The Chancellor’s Visit

The Chancellor’s Assembly: Politics-Good to Great By Leonard Zwelling             I’ve been depressed since I got out of my seat in the Hickey at the conclusion of this “event” today. The Chancellor came to MD Anderson with the ex- and current Executive Vice Chancellors to meet with the faculty and hear concerns that have arisen ...

4 mins

ROPES

The Ropes of Kol Nidre By Leonard Zwelling             Kol Nidre is the holiest night of the Jewish calendar as it begins the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. Like all Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur begins at sundown of the previous day. This Kol Nidre evening, I spent at the service held by the Orthodox Chabad ...

6 mins

$85 a Head

$85 a Head By Leonard Zwelling             On the road to retirement, one learns about many gifts the institution grants you on the way out the door.             First, I got an email asking me which tangible gift I would like: a captain’s chair, a rocking chair, a certificate or some crystal statuary or something. ...

6 mins

PUTIN’S PLAY

Putin’s Play By Leonard Zwelling             You gotta hand it to the old KGB hand.  Sometimes it’s the bad guys who know when to rush to the rescue.             The American President has made a mess of foreign policy, albeit in a very complex part of the world, the Middle East. It is not uncommon ...

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