2/9/2015 – Distinguished Careers Institute helps leading professionals transition to next career

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The year-long program, which extends from January through December, was conceived by Philip Pizzo, a former dean of the medical school and now the founding director of DCI. Pizzo, who had worked in medicine for nearly 40 years, was preparing his own return to school to pursue a history PhD when he realized how many professionals his age were also contemplating a career transition, especially as increasing longevity delayed the age of retirement.

“In their 20s, most people are concerned with personal matters, like starting a career and a family,” said Pizzo. “But in their 50s, more people begin to think, ‘How can I make the world a better place? How do I make a lasting and positive impact, rather than a personal impact?’

Read the full article at The Stanford Daily.

Center, Longevity News 2015

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