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  • Breanna Price - Physician Assistant Class

    Student Spotlight: Breanna L. Price, Physician Assistant Class of 2021

    Breanna L. Price is a member of the Class of 2021 who will graduate Friday, July 30, from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. Before enrolling at Temple, she worked as an emergency room technician at Jefferson Abington Hospital and a volunteer EMT for Bensalem Emergency Medical Services. A native of Croydon, Pa., she graduated from LaSalle University in 2012 with a degree in biology. This Q and A has been condensed.

  • Dr. Herring

    Temple and Maternal Wellness Village Partnership Selected for $5.99 Million in PCORI Research Funding for Study on Black Maternal Heart Health

    Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, in partnership with community-based providers from Maternal Wellness Village under the auspices of Oshun Family Center, have been approved for a 5-year, $5.99 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare two approaches for reducing heart disease risk factors in Black birthing people. The overarching goal of the study is to eliminate disturbing disparities in heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, among Black women and birthing people during and after pregnancy.

  • Dr. Yu

    Faculty Spotlight: Jun Yu, MD

    Jun Yu, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, who was recently granted tenure, is working hard to understand the basic science behind a leading cause of heart disease and to discover ways to stop it in its tracks.  

  • Robert Caricchio, MD

    New JAMA Study Led by Dr. Roberto Caricchio

    Media outlets, including Healio Rheumatology, HCPLive and Daily Mail, highlighted a new study published in JAMA examining the effect of the IL-1 inhibitor canakinumab (Ilaris) vs. placebo on survival without invasive mechanical ventilation in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19.

  • Faculty Promotion Event 2021

    Celebrating Faculty Promotion

    “This year, 55 of you – fifty-five of our amazing faculty – earned promotion to a higher rank,” Amy Goldberg, MD, FACS, Interim Dean, at the July 8 faculty promotion celebration at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.  

  • Drs. Grana and Soboloff

    $1 Million NIGMS Training Grant Gives Biomedical Graduate Students at Lewis Katz School of Medicine Chance at Early Career Success

    The Lewis Katz School of Medicine, home to highly skilled researchers and professors and known for its collaborative atmosphere, has long been on the cutting edge of biomedical research. Now, PhD and MD/PhD students in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Temple stand to benefit even further from these in-house resources, gaining unprecedented opportunities to learn from researchers across multiple departments, thanks to a new $1 million T32 predoctoral training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Dr. Ortiz

    The Philadelphia County Medical Society Celebrates Natalia Ortiz-Torrent

    ​At the end of June, the Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) held an event to celebrate its outgoing president, Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, DFAPA, FACLP, FPCP the 159th physician to preside over the Society and the first Hispanic female to serve in the role.  

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    Permut Named President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society

    Stephen R. Permut, MD ’72, JD, FAAFP, FACP, FACLM, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, has been installed as the 160th President of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Founded in 1849, the Society -- one of the oldest county medical societies in the United States (founded in 1849) -- has more than 5,000 members who advocate for patients, public health, and high professional standards in medical practice and education.

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