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Brain Areas Activated by Itch-Relieving Drug Identified by Temple Research

 

September 22, 2014. Areas of the brain that respond to reward and pleasure are linked to the ability of a drug known as butorphanol to relieve itch, according to new Temple research. Story>>

 

 

Misha Mutizwa, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of HIV Dermatology at Temple

 

September 16, 2014. Misha Mutizwa, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of HIV Dermatology at Temple University Hospital. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Researchers Identify a New Target for Treating Heart Failure

 

September 9, 2014. A team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers have found that as a heart fails, losing its ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone that interferes with the heart's best chance to improve contractility. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Using Novel Stent Technology to Remove Brain Clots

 

August 25, 2014. Temple University Hospital is the only hospital in Philadelphia participating in an international clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a device called a "stentriever" to remove brain-damaging clots that are causing a stroke. Story>>

 

 

TUSM Forges Affiliation with Medical School in Taiwan

 

August 25, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) has formalized a collaborative educational and research relationship with Taiwan’s Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, the alma mater of TUSM benefactor and Temple University Board Member Dr. Solomon Luo. Story>>

 

 

Charles Munyon, MD, Appointed Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital

 

August 20, 2014. Charles Munyon, MD, has been appointed Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Remembering Richard Kozera, MD, FACP – From Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS

 

August 14, 2014. A letter from Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, about the sudden death of Richard Kozera, MD, FACP, Executive Associate Dean of Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

White Coat Ceremony Welcomes the Class of 2018

 

August 8, 2014. On August 8, Temple University School of Medicine welcomed the Class of 2018 to the profession of medicine with a White Coat Ceremony. Story>>

 

 

Temple Medical Student Named Pisacano Scholar

 

August 6, 2014. Seneca Harberger, a medical student at Temple University School of Medicine, has been named a 2014 Pisacano Scholar by the Board of Directors of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, Inc., of the American Board of Family Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital First in Region to Offer Innovative New Option for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

 

August 4, 2014. Temple University Hospital is the first hospital in the Philadelphia region to offer an innovative, minimally-invasive technology that improves long-term outcomes for patients with complex anatomies undergoing endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Story>>

 

 

Region's First Surgery Using da Vinci® XI™ Surgical Robot Performed at Temple University Hospital

 

July 28, 2014. Temple University Hospital has performed the Philadelphia region's first surgery using the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Now Providing Innovative New Option for Patients with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

 

July 23, 2014. Temple University Hospital is the first hospital in Pennsylvania to offer an innovative procedure that improves long-term outcomes for patients undergoing endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TEVAR). Story>>

 

 

Research Led by Temple's Chair of Dermatology Shows that Pain and Itch May Be Signs of Skin Cancer

 

July 23, 2014. Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Temple Research Finds that Minimally-Invasive, Catheter-Based Clot Removal Does Not Increase Death Rate for Patients with Leg Clots

 

July 22, 2014. Temple research examines the safety of treatments for deep vein thrombosis. Story>>

 

 

Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, Named Director of Lung Cancer Screening Program at Temple University Hospital

 

July 22, 2014. Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, has been appointed Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

A Discussion of “Cents and Sensibilities” at Annual Faculty Development Day

 

July 16, 2014. “Cents and Sensibilities” was the theme of the 22nd annual Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) Faculty Development Day – sponsored by the school’s Committee on the Status of Women Faculty. Story>>

 

 

Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranked Among the Nation's Top 50 Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report

 

July 14, 2014. Fox Chase Cancer Center has been ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-2015 rankings. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Ranked Among the Region's Best Hospitals and Recognized as a "High Performer" by U.S. News & World Report

 

July 14, 2014. Temple University Hospital has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the best hospitals in the region. Story>>

 

 

Temple Physician Joins Exclusive Group of Women Leaders

 

July 11, 2014. Anuradha Paranjape, MD, MPH, FACP, Professor and Chief of General Internal Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine, recently joined an exclusive group of women when she graduated from an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program. Story>>

 

 

Joseph Queenan, MD, Joins Temple's Department of Neurosurgery

 

July 9, 2014. Joseph Queenan, MD, has been appointed neurosurgeon at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Philip Villanueva, MD, Named Director of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care at Temple

 

July 8, 2014. Philip A. Villanueva, MD, has been appointed Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care at Temple University Hospital, effective July 1, 2014. Story>>

 

 

Kadir Erkmen, MD, FAANS, Named Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Temple

 

July 7, 2014. Kadir Erkmen, MD, FAANS, has been appointed Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Temple Lung Center Offers Promising New Drug for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

June 27, 2014. A new investigational drug that could be a game changer in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is being offered to patients at Temple Lung Center as part of a limited "expanded access" program in advance of the drug's regulatory approval. Story>>

 

 

Exponential Growth Noted at Otolaryngology Research Symposium

 

June 23, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine’s (TUSM) Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery held its first Resident Graduation and Alumni Weekend Research Symposium on June 20. Story>>

 

 

Medical School Curriculum Getting a Makeover

 

June 23, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine has begun a strategic planning effort that will culminate in the launching of a new curriculum in 2015. Story>>

 

 

Temple Hosts Regional Symposium on Orthopaedic Trauma

 

June 20, 2014. The 6th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium was co-hosted by Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) and Trauma Orthopaedists of the Delaware Valley on June 6-7. Story>>

 

 

To Drive or Not Following ICD Implantations?

 

June 18, 2014. During a recent staged debate at the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions, Joshua M. Cooper, MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Temple University Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, defended the notion that patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators are safe to drive if the device has not delivered a treatment shock in three months. Story>>

 

 

A Showcase Of Talent: The Department Of Medicine's 2014 Research Forum

 

June 13, 2014. Temple's Department of Medicine recently showcased the talent of its young physicians at the 2014 Sol Sherry Fellows and Residents Research Symposium. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Investigating Whether Ibuprofen Can Reverse the Effects of Emphysema

 

June 5, 2014. Temple University Hospital is participating in a multi-site, nationwide phase II clinical trial that is testing whether ibuprofen can reverse the effects of emphysema. Story>>

 

 

Remembering Lewis Katz – From Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS

 

June 2, 2014. A letter from Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, about the sudden passing of Lewis Katz - a Trustee, benefactor and friend of Temple University and member of the Boards of Temple University Health System and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Story>>

 

 

Daniel Dries MD, MPH, FACC, Named Director of the Familial Cardiomyopathy Program and Associate Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at Temple

 

May 30, 2014. Daniel L. Dries, MD, MPH, FACC, has been appointed Director of the Familial Cardiomyopathy Program and Associate Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute, and Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Study Finds Diet Beverages Can Play a Positive Role in Weight Loss

 

May 27, 2014. A new study by researchers from Temple University's Center for Obesity Research and Education finds that diet or zero-calorie beverages can play a positive role in weight loss, when consumed as part of a behavioral weight loss program. Story>>

 

 

Temple Researchers Receive $11.5 Million Grant to Explore New Possibilities in the Treatment of Heart Failure

 

May 20, 2014. Temple researchers received a $11.5 million Program Project Grant (PPG) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to explore new possibilities in the treatment of heart failure. Story>>

 

 

Temple Health Earns 'Game Changer' Award from United Way

 

May 20, 2014. Generosity of Temple faculty and staff aids United Way efforts to improve people's lives. Story>>

 

 

Temple’s Dr. Elias Siraj Earns Prestigious Service Award

 

May 20, 2014. Elias S. Siraj, MD, FACP, FACE, Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, Program Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship and Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Temple University Hospital, received the Outstanding Service Award for Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 23rd Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Las Vegas. Story>>

 

 

Temple-Led Study Finds No Benefit in Taking Statin Drugs for Prevention of COPD Exacerbations

 

May 19, 2014. A Temple research study finds that a statin drug commonly used to lower cholesterol is not effective in reducing the number and severity of flare ups from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Celebrates 112th Commencement

 

May 16, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine held its 112th Commencement at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Story>>

 

 

2014 Commencement Address by Eric J. Topol, MD: “Machinations of the Machine Age”

 

May 16, 2014. Full transcript of Eric J. Topol, MD, 2014 Commencement Address: “Machinations of the Machine Age”. Story>>

 

 

Temple's School of Medicine to be named for Trustee Lewis Kat

 

May 14, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine will be named after Trustee Lewis Katz. Story>>

 

 

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day 2014

 

May 14, 2014. Temple's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently held its annual Resident Research Day. Story>>

 

 

Temple's Cultural Competence in Healthcare Symposium Opens Diversity Dialogue

 

May 13, 2014. On May 2, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and staff gathered at the Temple Administrative Services Building for the Cultural Competence in Healthcare Symposium. Story>>

 

 

Portrait Honors Former Temple Surgery Chair Wallace P. Ritchie, Jr., MD, PhD

 

May 8, 2014. Wallace P. Ritchie, Jr., MD, PhD, who served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Temple from 1984 to 1994, was presented with his portrait at the School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

58 Temple Physicians Named "Top Doctors" by Philadelphia Magazine

 

April 30, 2014. Fifty-eight Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s "Top Doctors" list for 2014. Story>>

 

 

Recent Bequests Advance Research and Scholarship at Temple University School of Medicine

 

April 25, 2014. During the past year, Temple Health has received bequests totaling more than $14 million. Story>>

 

 

Raj Kishore, PhD, Named Director of Stem Cell Therapy Program at Temple's Center for Translational Medicine

 

April 25, 2014. Raj Kishore, PhD, has been named Director of the Stem Cell Therapy Program in the Center of Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Temple's John Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), Elected Vice President of Nation's Oldest Surgical Organization

 

April 25, 2014. John M. Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), Harry C. Donahoo Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of the William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety, and Emeritus Dean of the Temple University School of Medicine, has been elected Vice President of the American Surgical Association (ASA). Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Ranked Fourth in Nation for Number of Applicants by US News & World Report

 

April 14, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) has again been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the most popular medical schools in the nation in terms of applications received. Story>>

 

 

Temple’s Arthur Feldman, MD, PhD, Elected to The Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

 

April 8, 2014Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Executive Dean of Temple University School of Medicine, was elected to membership in the prestigious Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. Story>>

 

 

Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA, Named Senior Associate Dean for Research at Temple University School of Medicine

 

April 3, 2014Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA, has been named the new Senior Associate Dean for Research at Temple University School of Medicine Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine and Treatment Research Institute Approved for a Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

 

April 1, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine and Treatment Research Institute have been approved for a more than $2 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the use of specialized community disease management to reduce substance use and hospital readmissions. Story>>

 

 

Temple's Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, Elected Chair of Board of Governors of National Doctors' Group

 

March 31, 2014. Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, has been named Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Story>>

 

 

Michael Edwards, MD, FACS, Named Chief of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of Bariatric Surgery at Temple

 

March 31, 2014. Michael A. Edwards, MD, FACS, has been appointed Chief of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of Bariatric Surgery at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Gordon Morewood, MD, Named Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Temple and Chief Quality Officer for Temple University Physicians

 

March 25, 2014. Gordon Morewood, MD, has been appointed Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

83 Temple Physicians Named Best Doctors in America®

 

March 24, 2014. Eighty-three Temple physicians have been named to the "Best Doctors" list for 2014. Story>>

 

 

"Match Day" Madness at Temple University School of Medicine

 

March 21, 2014. Match Day is the day when all fourth-year medical students in the United States simultaneously open a sealed envelope and find out what hospital they "matched" with for their residencies. Story>>

 

 

Temple Medicine and Law Faculty Team Up to Teach Local Attorneys

 

March 19, 2014. The course "Medicine and Law" used lectures, diagnostic image review, and actual demonstrations of dissected cadavers to lead lawyers on a guided tour of the human body. Story>>

 

 

Temple Health Hosts City Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilwoman Cindy Bass to Promote Health Insurance Enrollment

 

March 18, 2014. Temple Health recently hosted a Town Hall event with Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Councilwoman Cindy Bass to inform community members about how they can sign up for health coverage on the health insurance exchange set up by the Affordable Care Act. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Ranked Among Top Medical Schools in the Nation by US News & World Report

 

March 11, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine is once again listed as one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the nation in US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 rankings. Story>>

 

 

Temple Researcher Part of Team That Discovered Blood Test to More Accurately Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Before Onset of Symptoms

 

March 10, 2014. Temple's Susan Fisher, PhD, contributed to research that may lead to the development of targeted therapies to prevent or reduce the cognitive deficits associated with Alzheimer’s. Story>>

 

 

Doctor Turned Patient: A First-Hand Account of Life-Saving Care at Temple

 

February 25, 2014. Temple physician Stanley Savinese, MD, provides a first-hand account of the life-saving care he received at Temple. Story>>

 

 

Elizabeth Haberfeld, MD, Joins Temple’s Department of Neurology as Director of Movement Disorders

 

February 21, 2014. Elizabeth Haberfeld, MD, has been appointed Director of Movement Disorders at Temple University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Temple Researchers Seek Relief for Gastroparesis Patients

 

February 12, 2014. Temple University Hospital's GI Motility Lab is one of only seven sites in the country designated by the National Institutes of Health to study gastroparesis. Story>>

 

 

Temple Medical Student Goes for Olympic Gold

 

February 5, 2014. Arman Serebrakian, a second-year Temple medical student and world-class alpine skier, is headed to Sochi to compete in the 2014 World Olympic Games. Story>>

 

 

Disability: A Frank Discussion with “Dr. Dan”

 

January 31, 2014. Daniel Gottlieb, PhD, a practicing family therapist and host of WHYY’s award-winning radio show “Voices in the Family,” recently visited Temple for an open conversation about disability with faculty, staff and students. Story>>

 

 

Temple Heart and Vascular Institute Brings Integrated Cardiovascular Care to the Region

 

January 30, 2014. Temple Health has established the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute – a patient-focused home to engage patients and their physicians in the lifetime management of heart and vascular disease. Story>>

 

 

Temple Researchers Find Equivalent Outcomes for Double-Lung Transplants When Blood-Type Between Donor and Recipient is Identical or Compatible

 

January 27, 2014. In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their transplanted organs came from donors whose blood-type was identical or compatible to their own. Story>>

 

 

Temple Surgeon Working to Bring New Stent for Aortic Aneurysms to Patients in the U.S.

 

January 27, 2014. Temple University Hospital could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm. Story>>

 

 

Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP Named to International Organization’s Board of Directors

 

January 15, 2014. Internationally respected pulmonologist Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Temple University Hospital, and Director of the Temple Lung Center, was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). He is one of only two American physicians to serve on the Board. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Researchers to Help Build National Clinical Data Research Network with Funding from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

 

January 15, 2014. Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) have been awarded funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to help establish a new national patient-centered clinical data research network known as PCORnet. Story>>

 

 

Temple's NIH Research Funding for Neurosciences, Physiology, and Pharmacology Among Highest in State and Nation

 

January 14, 2014. Temple University School of Medicine's NIH Funding for Neurosciences, Physiology and Pharmacology was recently ranked among the highest in the state and the nation by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Institute. Story>>

 

 

Temple's Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Appointed to American Hospital Association Council

 

January 8, 2014. Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Dean of Temple University School of Medicine and President/CEO of Temple University Health System, has been appointed to the Governing Council of the American Hospital Association's Constituency Section for Health Care Systems. Story>>

 

 

Mark Weiner, MD, FACP, FACMI, Named Assistant Dean of Informatics

 

January 3, 2014. Mark Weiner, MD, FACP, FACMI, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Informatics for Temple University School of Medicine, Professor of Clinical Sciences in the School of Medicine's Department of Clinical Sciences, and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Temple University Health System (TUHS), effective January 1, 2014. Story>>

 

 

In Memoriam: Connie Harakal, PhD

 

January 2, 2014. Concetta Ann "Connie" Harakal, PhD, an esteemed and beloved member of the Temple University School of Medicine faculty, died on December 27, 2013, at the age of 90. Her devotion to Temple spanned more than 50 years. Story>>

 

 

Joseph Cheung, MD, PhD, Appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine

 

December 16, 2013. Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), effective November 7, 2013. Dr. Cheung is also Professor of Medicine at TUSM. Prior to this appointment, he had served as Senior Associate Dean for Research at TUSM since April 2012. Story>>

 

 

Temple Scientists Studying Mitochondrial Calcium Handling Yield New Disease Targets

 

December 12, 2013. A new research study published by scientists at Temple University School of Medicine shows exactly how mitochondria handle damaging excess calcium from the intracellular environment, and how problems with calcium regulation can lead to vascular damage. Story>>

 

 

Temple Research on Bone-Derived Stem Cells that Repair Heart Tissue Gains Interest

 

December 5, 2013. The regeneration of human heart tissue using cell-based therapies could revolutionize treatments for heart attack and heart failure. But while most researchers have looked to embryonic stem cells or genetically modified cells to do the job, a team of scientists led by Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), have looked instead to stem cells from cortical, or compact, bone.Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Now Offering Minimally Invasive Option for Aortic Valve Replacement

 

December 5, 2013. Temple University Hospital is now offering transcatheter aortic valve replacement for patients with critical aortic stenosis.Story>>

 

 

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz Speaks at Temple University Hospital

 

December 4, 2013. U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) recently visited Temple University Hospital and delivered an address at surgical grand rounds titled, Transforming the American Healthcare System: Policy Perspectives on the Future of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Students Look 20 Years into the Future and Take Home Prize

 

November 27, 2013. A two-minute video produced by Temple University School of Medicine students and faculty members that depicted their vision of medical education in 2033 recently earned third place in a national competition sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Celebrates Class Reunion

 

November 22, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine celebrated its annual Class Reunion and Alumni Awards on November 16, 2013. More than 150 alumni came back to campus, where they reconnected with their former classmates and heard about new developments at the University and Health System. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Researcher Chosen as Finalist for American Heart Association Katz Prize

 

November 21, 2013. Early-career investigators who win the American Heart Association (AHA) Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize often go on to distinguished careers. John W. Elrod, PhD, Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Medicine's Center for Translational Medicine, and a finalist for the 2013 Katz Prize, is poised to do the same. The Katz Prize is awarded annually at the AHA Scientific Sessions meeting. Story>>

 

 

Temple's Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA, Recognized by the American Heart Association for Career Contributions to Cardiovascular Research

 

November 20, 2013. Temple's Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, was recently recognized with two prestigious honors from the American Heart Association – the Basic Cardiovascular Science Council Distinguished Achievement Award and the Thomas W. Smith Memorial Lecture Award. Story>>

 

 

Grayson H. Wheatley, MD, FACS, Joins Temple's Division of Cardiovascular Surgery as Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery

 

November 8, 2013. Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD, FACS, an internationally-recognized leader in aortic surgery and endovascular therapies, has been appointed Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Story>>

 

 

Breakthrough by Temple Researchers Could Lead to New Treatment for Heart Attack

 

November 6, 2013. The stop and start of blood flow to the heart during and after a heart attack causes severe damage to heart cells, reducing their capacity to function and potentially causing their death. But a recent study led by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine suggests that it is possible to limit the extent of that damage using a drug. In experiments in mice that recapitulated a human clinical scenario, they discovered that inhibition of a heart protein called TNNI3K reduced damage from heart attack and protected the heart from further injury. Story>>

 

 

Temple Researchers Uncover Clues to How Existing Heart Drugs Work, Raise Prospects for New Therapies

 

November 5, 2013. Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of heart failure are beta-blockers and nitrates, which help to relax blood vessels and decrease the heart's workload. The drugs were thought to produce those effects through distinct molecular pathways, but according to a new study led by scientists at Temple University School of Medicine suggests, both types of drugs may help the failing heart by counteracting the effects of an enzyme known as GRK2. The findings suggest that new drugs aimed specifically at GRK2, which can trigger the death of heart cells, could protect the heart from progressive disease. Story>>

 

 

Abdullah M.S. Al-Osaimi, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Named Chief of Hepatology and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Temple University Hospital

 

October 31, 2013. Abdullah M.S. Al-Osaimi, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, has been appointed Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hepatology at Temple University School of Medicine, effective October 21, 2013. Story>>

 

 

‘Medicine in the 21st Century’ Celebrates President Theobald’s Investiture

 

October 22, 2013. On October 18, six nationally known faculty experts representing Temple Health teamed up to present “Medicine in the 21st Century,” as part of a university-wide symposia celebrating the investiture of Temple University’s new president, Dr. Neil Theobald. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Testing Novel Investigational Treatment for Patients with Emphysema

 

October 9, 2013. Temple University Hospital is participating in a multi-site, world-wide clinical trial that is testing whether implanting miniature valves in targeted regions of the lung can improve breathing, activity levels and quality of life for patients with emphysema. Story>>

 

 

Howard Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Named Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine

 

October 3, 2013. Howard Ross, MD, FACS, FASCRS, has been appointed Surgical Director of the Digestive Disease Center at Temple University Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2013. Story>>

 

 

Antonio Di Carlo, MD, Named Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Temple University Hospital

 

October 3, 2013. Antonio Di Carlo, MD, has been appointed Chief of Abdominal Organ Transplant at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, effective October 1, 2013. Dr. Di Carlo was most recently Chief of Transplantation and Director of Hepatobiliary Surgery for Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. Story>>

 

 

Sharing Science: 2nd Annual Temple Translational Science Symposium

 

September 25, 2013. Nearly 200 post-doctoral and graduate student researchers presented posters on a diverse and fascinating array of scientific subjects at the Temple University School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center Second Annual Temple Translational Science Symposium, an all-day event held on September 20 in the Medical Education and Research Building. Story>>

 

 

Authur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America

 

September 23, 2013. Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Executive Dean of Temple University School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer of Temple University Health System, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America. Story>>


 

$2.5 Million Gift Establishes Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine

 

September 19, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine has received a $2.5 million gift from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust to establish the William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.
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Temple Health's Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, Named a "Physician Leader"

 

September 19, 2013. Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President & CEO of Temple University Health System, and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine, has been named one of the top "Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems" by Becker's Hospital Review. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital Offers New TandemHeart® Trial for Heart Attack Patients

 

September 18, 2013. Temple University Hospital (TUH) is participating in a nationwide clinical trial that has the potential to change the way acute heart attacks are treated. TUH is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region and one of only a few nationwide to be selected for the trial. Story>>

 

 

Joshua Cooper, MD, FACC, FHRS, Named Director of Electrophysiology at Temple

 

September 9, 2013. Joshua M. Cooper, MD, FACC, FHRS, has been appointed Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Electrophysiology at Temple University Hospital, effective September 9, 2013. Story>>

 

 

Youthful Stem Cells from Bone Can Heal the Heart, Raising Hope for New Heart Therapies, Temple Scientists Report

 

September 5, 2013. Many people who survive a heart attack find themselves back in the hospital with a failing heart just years later. And the outcome often is unfavorable, owing to limited treatment options. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) recently found hope in an unlikely source – stem cells in cortical, or compact, bone. In a new study, they show that when it comes to the regeneration of heart tissue, these novel bone-derived cells do a better job than the heart's own stem cells. Story>>

 

 

Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Appointed Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Temple

 

September 4, 2013. Gil Yosipovitch, MD, has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine, effective September 1, 2013. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine Affiliates with Teaching Hospital in China

 

August 30, 2013. Temple has an exciting new relationship with Renji Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Shanghai, China. The agreement features all aspects of Temple's operations: education, research and, by extension, patient care. Story>>

 

 

Stellar Ratings for Temple’s Educational Experience

 

August 23, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine and Kornberg School of Dentistry students and recent graduates rated their educational experience as among the best in the nation, according to GraduatePrograms.com, an online guide to graduate schools which ranks programs nationwide. Story>>

 

 

White Coat Ceremony for Temple's Class of 2017

 

August 19, 2013. Each year, new medical students at Temple University School of Medicine gather for a White Coat Ceremony, during which faculty members cloak them in the crisp white coats that symbolize official entry into the medical profession and commitment to patient care. This year’s event, held on August 9, welcomed 215 medical students. Story>>

 

 

Temple Health's Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, Named a "CEO to Know"

 

August 13, 2013. Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Dean of Temple University School of Medicine and President & CEO of Temple University Health System, has been named one of the top "Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review. Story>>

 

 

Richard I. Fisher, MD, Named President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center

 

July 29, 2013. Richard I. Fisher, MD, a leading cancer center administrator and nationally recognized hematology/oncology expert who joined Temple Health on March 1, 2013, has been appointed President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Story>>

 

 

Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" rankings

 

July 16, 2013. Temple University Hospital has once again been included among the region’s best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings for 2013-14. U.S. News also recognized Temple for high performance in eight specialties. Fox Chase Cancer Center has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report and also ranks highly among hospitals in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Story>>

 

 

Graduate students studies take center stage on annual research day

 

June 25, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) presented the 12th annual Dawn Marks Research Day on June 18 in the Medical Education and Research Building. The event boasted its highest attendance to date, with student researchers producing 51 poster exhibits and executing 12 oral presentations to more than 200 visitors. Story>>

 

 

Obituary - Martin Goldberg, MD, MACP, Dean Emeritus of Temple University School of Medicine

 

June 21, 2013. Martin Goldberg, MD, MACP, a prominent, long-time member of the Temple faculty who served as Dean of Temple University School of Medicine from 1986 to 1989, died on June 16, 2013. Story>>

 

 

Temple researcher awarded $1.7 million NIH grant to study pediatric spinal cord injury using neuroimaging technology

 

June 20, 2013. Most of the 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injury that are diagnosed each year in the United States occur in people under age 30, and often the sufferer is a child. But smaller spinal cords in children and a lack of adequate imaging technology has created major problems in precisely locating the site of injury. New technological developments in imaging could help clinical specialists design more effective treatment and rehabilitation strategies for pediatric patients. Story>>

 

 

Stress hormone could trigger mechanism for the onset of Alzheimer's

 

June 18, 2013. A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study by researchers at Temple University. Story>>

 

 

Honoring great work: the Department of Medicine's 2013 Research Forum

 

June 17, 2013. More than 200 people attended the half-day event in the medical school, which featured 57 research presentations by fellows and residents, followed by the presentation of the 2013 Distinguished Scientist Award to emeritus faculty member Peter N. Walsh, MD, PhD, and the awarding of the Sol Sherry awards for excellence in research to fellows and residents. Story>>

 

 

Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

 

May 31, 2013. Gary D. Foster, Director of Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), has been appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The appointment was announced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack. Story>>

 

 

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

 

May 20, 2013. Two former Alaskan commercial fisherman, an award-winning guitarist, a former wildland firefighter, and dozens of other unique and accomplished young women and men graduated from Temple University School of Medicine on May 17, 2013. Story>>

 

 

Students, faculty honored on Awards Day

 

May 16, 2013. Just prior to graduation each year at Temple University School of Medicine, outstanding students—and the faculty who taught them—are honored for special achievement. On May 16, 2013, thirty-four graduating seniors and eight faculty were honored during a ceremony attended by fellow students, faculty, family, and friends. Story>>

 

 

Hands-on community service drives med school grad

 

May 14, 2013. As a little girl, Crystal Brown thought that the community health fairs she went to with her mother in the Watts section of Los Angeles were just a big party. Nearly two decades later, on the cusp of graduating from medical school, she can see that they were the foundation on which she’s built a personal commitment to community service. Story>>

 

 

Medicine grad discovered love of science on tour with his band

 

May 13, 2013. With one semester to go at West Chester University, Chris Kleinberg told his parents he was quitting school. His rock band, “Me without you,” for which he played electric guitar, had just been signed to a four-record contract. Thus began seven years of touring, during which Chris “lived the dream,” but also unexpectedly uncovered a deep love of science that would eventually lead him to medical school. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine ranked sixth in nation for number of applicants by US News & World Report

 

May 7, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) has again been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the most popular medical schools in the nation in terms of applications received. TUSM received 10,600 applications for the 2012-2013 year, the sixth-highest total in the nation, up from seventh last year.  Story>>

 

 

Temple scientists weaken HIV infection in immune cells using synthetic agents related to active ingredient in marijuana

 

May 1, 2013. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is notorious for hiding within certain types of cells, where it reproduces at a slowed rate and eventually gives rise to chronic inflammation, despite drug therapy. But researchers at Temple University School of Medicine's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) recently discovered that synthetic anti-inflammatory substances distantly related to the active ingredient of marijuana may be able to take the punch out of HIV while inside one of its major hideouts – immune cells known as macrophages. Story>>

 

 

60 Temple physicians named "Top Doctors" by Philadelphia magazine

 

April 30, 2013. Sixty (60) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list. Nominated by their professional peers, the physicians on the list practice at Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. Story>>

 

 

Clues to heart disease in unexpected places, Temple researchers discover

 

April 15, 2013. A major factor in the advance of heart disease is the death of heart tissue, a process that a team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine think could be prevented with new medicines. Now, the researchers are one step closer to achieving that goal, thanks to their discovery of a key molecule in an unexpected place in heart cells – mitochondria, tiny energy factories that house the controls capable of setting off cells' self-destruct sequence. Story>>

 

 

Temple professor studying possible link between estrogen and lupus

 

April 2, 2013. In January, Stefania Gallucci, MD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, was awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Lupus Research Institute to test whether estrogen may play a role in triggering certain immune system cells to overproduce inflammation-driving chemicals known as interferons, which are known to fuel the development of lupus. Story>>

 

 

The Temple Emergency Action Corps beings medical care where it is needed most

 

April 1, 2013. Ariel Marks, a second-year medical student, consults a woman with a large bruise on her leg as a third-year student looks on. The woman could be a grandmother, or una abuela: In her mid to late 50s, she is petite, with long, grayish-black hair and a warm smile. At Temple University Hospital (TUH), a patient with bruising can often be treated easily and will leave on the road to recovery. But the scene is not unfolding inside a building on North Broad Street—it takes place in a tent, in the middle of a Nicaraguan jungle, in front of an abandoned community center with a dirt floor and no plumbing. Story>>

 

 

Match Day madness at TUSM

 

March 15, 2013. Hundreds of eyes turn to the large digital countdown clock hanging on the wall in the lobby of the Medical Education Research Building. At the podium, Larry Kaiser, MD, Dean of Temple’s School of Medicine, begins counting backward. Story>>

 

 

Temple University School of Medicine ranked as one of the nation's top medical schools by U.S. News & World Report

 

March 12, 2013. Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) is once again listed as one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical Schools 2014 rankings. Temple had the second-highest ranking of all medical schools in Philadelphia.  Story>>

 

 

Temple researchers discover key to heart failure, new therapies on horizon

 

March 5, 2013. Some 5.8 million Americans suffer from heart failure, a currently incurable disease. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine’s (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine have discovered a key biochemical step underlying the condition that could aid the development of new drugs to treat and possibly prevent it.  Story>>

 

 

Temple obesity researcher honored by Society of General Internal Medicine

 

March 1, 2013. Sharon J. Herring, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Ob/Gyn at Temple University School of Medicine, and physician in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, is the 2013 recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) Clinician Investigator Award. Dr. Herring received the award at the Mid-Atlantic SGIM regional meeting on March 1 in Philadelphia.  Story>>

 

 

85 Temple physicians named Best Doctors in America®

 

February 12, 2013. Eighty-five (85) Temple physicians have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn a spot on the prestigious list compiled and published by Best Doctors, Inc®. The physicians on this year's list practice at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus, Jeanes Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Story>>

 

 

Blocking calcium may halt inflammation, lead to new strategies against sepsis, Temple scientists show

 

January 25, 2013. Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine are inching closer to solving a long-standing mystery in sepsis, a complex and often life-threatening condition that affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year.  Story>>

 

 

Temple scientists find cervical cancer-causing virus in the brain, show potential connection to epilepsy

 

January 23, 2013. Researchers at Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center at the Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania have evidence linking the human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) – the most common cause of cervical cancer – to a common form of childhood epilepsy. Story>>

 

 

Cardiac fibroblast plays potentially key role in recovery after heart attack, Temple scientists find

 

January 21, 2013. A type of heart cell called a fibroblast may play a surprisingly important role in how the heart recovers after a heart attack. Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine have found evidence in mice that when a specific protein, GSK-3α, is turned off in cardiac fibroblasts, the heart has a much easier path to recovery. Story>>

 

 

Temple researchers testing miniature lung coils as a novel treatment for emphysema

 

January 17, 2013. Temple researchers are testing whether implanting miniature coils in the airways of diseased lungs can improve breathing, activity levels and quality of life for emphysema patients. Story>>