What's Next For You?: The Gussin Guide to Big Changes, Big Decisions & Big Fun

Oceanview Publishing
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What’s Next…For You? is the incredible story of Robert and Patricia Gussin, two “retirees” who watched with glee as long, successful careers in science and medicine gave way to writing, publishing, and winemaking.


Much more than a memoir and anything but a how-to-start-a-business manual, What’s Next…For You? is a clear, easy-to-understand guide to reinventing yourself from real experts—two people who did it themselves and lived to tell the glorious tale.


Through the engaging, first-person, he said/she said narrative, Robert and Patricia Gussin deliver an inspirational guide filled with advice on why it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, and why doing what you love (and loving what you do) is always within reach.


A must-read tale of joyfully switching gears, changing careers, and overcoming “paralysis by analysis,” What’s Next…For You? takes the mystery out of that all-too-common question of how to get from where you are to where you want to be. 

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About the author

 A native of Pittsburgh, Robert Gussin retired from Johnson & Johnson as Corporate Vice President of Science & Technology and Chief Scientific Officer in 2000. 


Gussin received both his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Masters of Science in Pharmacology from Duquesne University. He received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan, and holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Duquesne University.


He has authored a number of scientific publications and has contributed several chapters to academic textbooks.  He serves on a number of commercial and non-profit boards and advisory committees, including the NASA Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Health Advisory Committee, Duquesne University Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and the Board of Directors of Christus Health.


Gussin is a sought-after speaker and presents at a variety of conferences, symposia and association meetings. He also volunteers with the East End Hospice in Westhampton, New York, and the Senior Friendship Center Clinic in Sarasota, Florida.


Robert Gussin is the author of Trash Talk, a novel which combines two of his passions—science and sports.


Patricia Gussin, M.D. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She attended medical school in Detroit after which she did an internship and pediatric residency at Tampa General Hospital.  Board Certified in Family Medicine, Gussin, known to colleagues as Dr. Patricia Stewart, has practiced medicine and has directed medical research in her role as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company.  


A graduate of Aquinas College, she received a M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and an MBA from Columbia University.  Patricia Gussin’s former academic affiliations include the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia as Chairman of the Board of Trustees; University of Pennsylvania Dental School, where she was a member of the Board of Overseers and an Associate Trustee of the University; and membership on advisory committees of several universities.  She has an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Duquesne University.  She also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sarnoff Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey.


A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Patricia Gussin is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, and a former member of the American Pain Society, Past President of the Drug Information Association, and a former officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  


Patricia Gussin is also the author of Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, and The Test. Her debut novel, Shadow of Death, was nominated for Best First Novel in the International Thriller Writers “Thriller” awards. 


Robert and Patricia Gussin divide their time between Longboat Key, Florida, East Hampton, New York, and their vineyards in New Zealand.  

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Feb 22, 2010
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