Health Science Campus

Larry R. Kaiser smiling.
Larry R. Kaiser, inaugural Lewis Katz Dean
Type: News Story
Larry Kaiser was named the inaugural Lewis Katz Dean at Temple’s School of Medicine. It’s the first endowed named dean’s chair at the university.
September 27, 2016
Two women sitting at a table and one is speaking into a microphone.
Temple experts and leadership aid state in opioid epidemic
Type: News Story
Lewis Katz School of Medicine experts discuss opioid addiction and abuse before Pennsylvania legislators.
August 16, 2016
Three men in suits touring the new medical suite at Temple’s dental school.
Medical suite opens at Kornberg School of Dentistry
Type: News Story
The center is the first of its kind to partner with a dental institution to provide comprehensive healthcare.
June 22, 2016
 A man holding a notebook interviewing a woman holding a baby.
At Lewis Katz School of Medicine, a focus on storytelling
Type: News Story
The initiative, through elective courses and outreach, will help doctors, students and patients reflect on their experiences and those of others.
June 21, 2016
Cells with HIV as viewed through a microscope.
Temple researchers advance pursuit of HIV cure
Type: News Story
Lewis Katz School of Medicine scientists build on previous work removing HIV-1 from the genome of human T-cells.
May 24, 2016
Darilyn Moyer wearing a lab coat and speaking at a podium.
Temple faculty member to lead American College of Physicians
Type: News Story
Darilyn Moyer, MED ’85, will assume leadership in September of the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the U.S.
May 23, 2016
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine building
Temple dedicates the Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Type: News Story
On Oct. 13, during a poignant ceremony before a crowd that included governors, senators, trustees and others, Temple University officially named its medical school in honor of late philanthropist and Temple Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63, a longtime university benefactor.
October 13, 2015
Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine study links calorie increase to Type 2 diabetes
Type: News Story
Researchers at Temple University have found that early signs of diabetes can appear in a healthy individual shortly after engaging in a high-calorie diet for several days.
September 17, 2015
Temple first in Philly to test blood disorder drug
Type: News Story
Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center are the only facilities in Philadelphia to participate in an international study testing a novel drug in the treatment of blood disorders.
August 27, 2015
TUH researchers publish commentary on weight-loss study
Type: News Story
Temple University Hospital researchers Elias S. Siraj and Kevin J. Williams co-authored a piece in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ regarding the findings of a major weight-loss study.
July 23, 2015
Temple hosts dental faculty from Middle East
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry recently hosted visiting Israeli and Palestinian dental faculty as part of the Bridge to Peace program, which facilitates opportunities for dental professionals to reach beyond political and religious divides.
April 15, 2015
Antidepressant could reverse heart failure
Type: News Story
A School of Medicine research team has found that the commonly prescribed antidepressant Paxil restores heart function in mice with heart failure.
March 9, 2015
Temple offers promising new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Type: News Story
Two new investigational drugs in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a debilitating and deadly lung condition, are being offered to patients at Temple Lung Center.
August 5, 2014
Temple University researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus from cultured human cells
Type: News Story
A team of researchers at Temple University School of Medicine has designed a way to permanently remove HIV-1 genes from human cells.
July 22, 2014
Temple’s Department of Public Health and CORE run to promote walking
Type: News Story
To promote wellness in the Latino community, approximately 20 faculty members and students in Temple’s Department of Public Health and the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) will run in the New Jersey Marathon.
April 18, 2014
Temple establishes public cord blood donation program
Type: News Story
With the Mason Shaffer Foundation and Community Blood Services, Temple University Hospital has established Philadelphia’s first public cord blood donation program, which can help patients in need of life-saving transplants.
April 15, 2014
School of Medicine departments ranked nationally for NIH funding
Type: News Story
Three basic science departments in Temple’s School of Medicine—neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology—have been ranked nationally among the top 25 for the amount of research funding they were awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 2013.
January 21, 2014
Tumor-suppressing genes might play important role in obesity, diabetes and cancer
Type: News Story
The function of two tumor-suppressing genes could play a vital role in helping to control obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to researchers in the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple.
January 17, 2014
Youthful stem cells from bone can heal the heart: Temple researchers
Type: News Story
Research led by senior investigator Steven R. Houser at the School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center has found that stem cells in cortical, or compact, bone can be more effective than the heart's own stem cells in regenerating heart tissue.
September 5, 2013
Improving eating habits is aim of health-focused community garden
Type: News Story
Educating children and their families about the importance of healthy food choices is the goal of the Medible Learning Garden, located on the side of the Medical Education and Research Building at Temple's Health Sciences Center. The plot of green space contains several flower beds where seasonal vegetables and herbs have been planted and grown by student volunteers.
September 6, 2013
Stress hormone could trigger mechanism for the onset of Alzheimer’s
Type: News Story
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 led by School of Medicine Professor Domenico Praticò.
June 18, 2013
Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Type: News Story
Temple Center for Obesity Research and Education Director Gary D. Foster has been appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the U.S. secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
May 31, 2013
NIH grant focuses on nanotechnology to treat prostate cancer
Type: News Story
Through a five-year, $1.58 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Ho-Lun Wong, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is using nanoparticles as a delivery system to target the prostate cancer cells with an RNA-based drug.
April 2, 2013
Kornberg School gets $1.75 million gift to improve children’s dental access
Type: News Story
A $1.75 million gift to the Kornberg School of Dentistry from UnitedHealthcare and the United Healthcare Foundation will fund a new initiative designed to improve children’s access to oral health care. Project ENGAGE is a new health promotion system that will reach out to at-risk children and families to remove barriers to dental care.
February 19, 2013
Brain protein could control two major brain signatures in Alzheimer’s
Type: News Story
Studies led by Domenico Praticò, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology in Temple’s School of Medicine, have found that controlling or inhibiting the brain enzyme 5-lipoxygenase could be a key to controlling the two proteins that are major brain pathological signatures for Alzheimer’s disease.
February 10, 2013