Lewis Katz School of Medicine

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 researchers link bacterial biofilms to lupus
Type: News Story
New research from the Temple University School of Medicine determined that bacterial communities, or biofilm, may play a role in the development of lupus. This discovery could shed light on other autoimmune diseases.
July 9, 2015
Houser named president-elect of American Heart Association
Type: News Story
Temple University School of Medicine Dean of Cardiovascular Research Steven R. Houser has been chosen to serve as president-elect of the American Heart Association.
July 9, 2015
Medical students expose middle schoolers to health careers
Type: News Story
Health Careers Day with Science in Philly Schools, a student organization at Temple University School of Medicine, exposes area middle school students to careers in the medical field.
June 4, 2015
Next stop: University of Pennsylvania
Type: News Story
Medical student Seneca Harberger will soon begin his residency in family medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Presbyterian Hospital.
May 4, 2015
Match Day at Temple’s School of Medicine
Type: News Story
Over 200 Temple medical students took part in this year’s Match Day, when all fourth-year medical students in the U.S. simultaneously open a sealed envelope and learn which hospital they “matched” with for their residencies.
March 24, 2015
Faculty Focus: Cardiovascular researcher Steven Houser
Type: News Story
In this latest installment of the faculty profile series, Temple University School of Medicine’s Steven Houser discusses the current and future state of heart health in America and what inspires his research.
March 12, 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 first in region to use new treatment for peripheral artery disease
Type: News Story
Temple University Hospital is the first in the Philadelphia region to use an innovative new treatment for peripheral artery disease, a life-threatening condition that affects millions of Americans.
November 3, 2014
Temple study suggests a novel approach for treating noncardiac chest pain
Type: News Story
New research authored by Temple University Hospital gastroenterologist Ron Schey suggests a novel approach to treating noncardiac chest pain due to esophageal hypersensitivity.
October 31, 2014
Temple and CHOP to explore eradicating HIV from hiding places in the brain
Type: News Story
Temple University and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant to investigate new methods for eradicating HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments.
October 27, 2014
Temple medical student earns prestigious scholarship
Type: News Story
Fourth-year medical student Seneca Harberger is one of seven medical students nationally to be selected as a 2014 Pisacano Scholar. The award includes leadership training and a scholarship of up to $28,000.
October 24, 2014
Temple doctor named medical journal’s editor-in-chief
Type: Accolade
John Krouse, associate dean for graduate medical education at Temple University School of Medicine, has been named editor-in-chief of 'Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.'
October 8, 2014
Study shows that pain and itch may be signs of skin cancer
Type: News Story
According to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, director of the Temple Itch Center, asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous.
August 14, 2014
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
NIH grant to explore new possibilities in heart failure treatment
Type: News Story
Thanks to an $11.5 million grant, scientists in Temple University's School of Medicine will focus on key molecular mechanisms in heart failure, which could lead to the development of new heart therapies.
June 18, 2014
Temple’s School of Medicine to be named for Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63
Type: News Story
Temple’s Board of Trustees will name the School of Medicine for Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63, in recognition of his commitment and his lifetime of efforts on behalf of the university.
May 14, 2014
Temple to examine disease management and substance use
Type: News Story
To help those struggling with substance use disorders, the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and the School of Medicine at Temple have received a $2 million award to study the use of specialized, community disease management to reduce substance use and hospital readmissions.
April 4, 2014
'Match Day' Madness
Type: News Story
On March 21, 173 Temple University medical students celebrated Match Day—the day when all fourth-year medical students in the U.S. simultaneously open sealed envelopes and find out what hospitals they “matched” with for their residencies.
March 24, 2014
Blood test to predict Alzheimer’s shows promise
Type: News Story
A new study involving a researcher in Temple's School of Medicine offers hope for a blood test that can read the signature of Alzheimer’s before the onset of symptoms.
March 21, 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
Sleeping more may help kids fight obesity, new study finds
Type: News Story
A study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, found that lack of sleep may contribute to childhood obesity. Her study, published this week, is the first to examine the impact of sleep on children’s eating behaviors by manipulating the amount of sleep that study participants were able to get.
November 4, 2013

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