Lewis Katz School of Medicine

A Temple student volunteer calls a patient in hospital.
The Center for Urban Bioethics helps patients Phone a Friend
Type: News Story
Hospitalized patients are being given cellphones and paired with student volunteers ready to listen.
May 15, 2020
Emergency responders set up a field hospital in the Liacouras Center in March.
Temple medical student volunteers helped keep the Liacouras Center surge facility running
Type: News Story
Katz School of Medicine students assisted in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
May 7, 2020
Temple University Hospital
Temple treats first patient in the U.S. in a new clinical trial for treatment of COVID-19
Type: News Story
Temple’s Gerard Criner is the principal investigator at Temple University Hospital for a new clinical trial evaluating a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients.
April 28, 2020
doctors and hospital equipment
Join Temple Health’s COVID-19 response
Type: News Story
Temple University Hospital is seeking your help in procuring personal protective equipment for front-line medical workers.
April 15, 2020
The Center for Urban Bioethics delivers food to Philadelphians at risk.
The Center for Urban Bioethics delivers food and other essentials to people at risk
Type: News Story
Temple faculty and staff provide food, cell phones and critical health information to at-risk Philadelphians.
April 14, 2020
Mask donations at Temple Hospital
Philadelphia Asian and Chinese groups donate personal protective equipment to Temple University Hospital
Type: News Story
Led by the Temple University Chinese Community, multiple Asian and Chinese organizations from around the city donated more than 81,000 items of personal protective equipment to Temple University Hospital.
April 7, 2020
Medical students in the Schneck Gross Anatomy Lab
A million-dollar gift shines a spotlight on the Schneck Anatomy Lab
Type: News Story
A look inside the lab, which gives medical students hands-on experience in anatomy.
March 10, 2020
Domenico Pratico in the lab
Temple researchers show drug therapy helps Alzheimer’s disease in mice
Type: News Story
The research team came away with promising results in the study of a drug molecule’s effect on the brain’s ability to stave off protein buildup.
February 4, 2020
test tubes in a lab
Your coronavirus questions, answered by experts
Type: News Story
An epidemiologist and a physician with expertise in infectious diseases share their insights on the outbreak that’s grabbing headlines.
January 30, 2020
Domenico Praticò
Study: Olive oil can protect against dementia in mice
Type: News Story
Temple scientists discovered that extra virgin olive oil can prevent brain deterioration.
November 26, 2019
Kamel Khalili and researcher in lab
Researchers discover HIV drug is effective against Zika virus
Type: News Story
The drug, rilpivirine, may also be effective against other mosquito-borne viral diseases.
November 1, 2019
Dr. Domenico Pratico
Temple researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia
Type: News Story
The breakthrough represents a significant advancement in knowledge of potential treatments for the illness. 
March 1, 2019
Myers Chair Investiture Ceremony
Major gift endows new Katz School of Medicine chair
Type: News Story
Temple named the first David Myers Professor and Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus.
December 10, 2018
Associate Dean for Health Disparities Grace Ma
NIH awards Center for Asian Health $13.5M grant to study cancer disparities
Type: News Story
The five-year grant will support exploration of approaches to reducing cancer disparities among under-represented groups.
October 30, 2018
Steven Zhu and two restaurant owners
Initiative targets health disparities by reducing salt in takeout food
Type: News Story
The Healthy Chinese Takeout Initiative works to reduce salt consumption and hypertension among Philadelphians.
October 16, 2018
medical students practicing on a mannequin
Temple-made doctor gives back to Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Type: News Story
Thomas Starkey, MED ’76, says he feels indebted to Temple for giving him the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine.
October 3, 2018
Dr. Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen and Dr. Ellen Unterwald
The opioid effect: New study offers insights into brain’s response to addictive painkillers
Type: News Story
Researchers from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and partner institutions developed a tool that will aid in the search for a new class of painkillers with fewer side effects.
July 17, 2018
Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine
$11.6M NIH grant funds study of stem cells and heart disease
Type: News Story
The project at Lewis Katz School of Medicine will investigate regenerative capabilities of stem cell microvesicles.
September 22, 2017
Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine ranks in top 10 for applicants
Type: News Story
Receiving more than 10,500 applications for fall 2016, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is among the nation’s most sought-after medical schools.
August 29, 2017
Temple University Hospital aerial view
NIH selects Temple as hub for clinical trials network
Type: News Story
Temple University is one of 11 clinical hubs nationwide to participate in the network for emergency medicine clinical trials.
August 9, 2017
Polina Gross standing at a laboratory bench in a white lab coat.
Changing hearts
Type: News Story
Polina Gross, a Lewis Katz School of Medicine PhD candidate, is exploring new ways to treat heart disease.
July 27, 2017
Surgeon Amy Goldberg and outreach coordinator Scott Charles standing by ER doors
Bullet proof
Type: News Story
Amy Goldberg and Scott Charles teach more than 1,000 people each year about the realities of gun violence.
June 23, 2017
A researcher holding up a syringe
Temple researchers extract HIV from infected cells
Type: News Story
The scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine are the first to demonstrate HIV can be removed from cells, preventing further infection.
May 12, 2017
Temple med students Chris Kyper and Becky Lacayo reacting to their residency matches.
Med students learn residency placements on Match Day
Type: News Story
Temple’s students matched with top-tier residencies across the country, including at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins.
March 27, 2017
Two medical students showing middle school students a procedure in the hospital.
From middle school to medical school
Type: News Story
Local 8th graders visit Lewis Katz School of Medicine to get an inside look at medical careers from doctors in training.
January 27, 2017

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