Lewis Katz School of Medicine

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
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
Hands-on community service drives med school grad
Type: News Story
Crystal Brown's commitment to community service began as a child, when she would attend community health fairs in the Watts section of Los Angeles with her mother, who worked in health care.
May 14, 2013
What are the signs of tick borne illnesses?
Type: In the Media
May 8, 2013
Medicine grad discovered love of science on tour with his band
Type: News Story
With one semester to go at West Chester University, Chris Kleinberg quit school to play electric guitar with his rock band, “Me without you.” But during seven years of touring and “living the dream,” he unexpectedly uncovered a deep love of science that would eventually lead him to medical school.
May 13, 2013
Know your numbers to prevent disease
Type: In the Media
April 15, 2013
Could immigration reform improve our health?
Type: In the Media
March 19, 2013
Temple programs rise in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings
Type: News Story
Temple's flagship graduate and professional programs continued their ascent with a strong showing in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released yesterday.
March 12, 2013
Boomers live longer, but sicker, than parents
Type: In the Media
March 4, 2013
Temple students receive Comcast's Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award
Type: Accolade
Temple University freshmen Damara McDowell and Cindy Zhang have been selected as recipients of Comcast's Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award, which honors students who graduated from a Philadelphia high school and are continuing their education at a Philadelphia college or university.
February 27, 2013