Lewis Katz School of Medicine

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
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
Concussion Diagnosis Getting Tech Boost
Type: In the Media
June 21, 2013
Medical student earns scholarships to study Alzheimer's
Type: Accolade
A Temple medical student has received a scholarship to study stress-related mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease.
June 20, 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
Two School of Medicine faculty members selected for prestigious NIH posts
Type: Accolade
Joseph Cheung, senior associate dean for research and professor of medicine, and Xiao-Feng Yang, professor of pharmacology, have been selected for prestigious posts as members of National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections.
June 10, 2013
Temple Health System COO selected as chairperson of the 2013 Greater Philadelphia Heart Walk
Type: Accolade
The American Heart Association has selected Verdi DiSesa as chairperson of the 2013 Greater Philadelphia Heart Walk, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Citizen’s Bank Park. DiSesa is chief operating officer of Temple University Health System, vice dean for Clinical Affairs, professor of surgery for Temple University School of Medicine and interim CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center.
June 10, 2013

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