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  • Medical Students with their white coats

    Full Powers

    On August 5, excitement and anticipation animated the Temple Performing Arts Center as family and friends gathered for the presentation of white coats to incoming medical students of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Class of 2026.

  • Class of 2022 Physician Assistant Program students at graduation

    Starting Strong, Emerging Stronger

    On August 5, with friends and family cheering them on, the Class of 2022, the fifth and largest class ever of Physician Assistant Program students at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine,  received their Master of Medical Science degrees. They had embarked on their educational journey amid a world in crisis a little over two years ago – and have emerged stronger for the experience.

  • unterwald

    With NIDA Grant, Researchers at Lewis Katz School of Medicine to Explore Link Between SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Cocaine Use, and COVID-19 Neurological Damage

    The impact of SARS-CoV-2 on blood-brain barrier function is similar to that of cocaine and other psychostimulant drugs, a commonality that has raised questions about whether the virus, in the presence of psychostimulants, inflicts even greater CNS damage and whether the two share a similar molecular mechanism. Now, equipped with a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine have an unprecedented opportunity to explore these questions.

  • Dr. Grace Ma

    New $4M NIH Grant Awarded to Researchers at Lewis Katz School of Medicine to Fund Groundbreaking Research on Disparities in Hepatitis B and Liver Disease in Asian-Americans

    Structural racism and discrimination (SRD) shapes persistent health disparities by limiting access to care and by directly affecting health and health behaviors. Most research on SRD in the health sector, however, has focused on Black Americans and Latinx. Now, thanks to a new five-year, $4 million grant award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center have an unprecedented opportunity to expand SRD research to include Asian-Americans.

  • Rabbit

    Temple Believed in this Aspiring Physician. Now was the Time to Give Back.

    For more than four decades, Edward C. Rabbitt, MD ’79, has been able to make a difference in people’s lives as an orthopaedic surgeon. Now, he and his wife, Eileen, are making a difference at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine with a generous gift in support of innovation in medical education. The school gave him the opportunity to pursue his passion, and over the years he and Eileen have often spoken about their wish to give back to Temple. Finally, the time was right. 

     

  • Amanda St. Paul

    Dancing in the Lab

    In scientific research, it’s thrilling to uncover something new, something never documented before. Just as thrilling is to win grant funding to keep that exploration going. Super-competitive, grants and fellowships are difficult to apply for and hard to get. It is always a coup to land one. But there’s something extra special about those first few wins. Just ask Amanda St. Paul and Keman Xu, doctoral candidates in the Biomedical Sciences program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. They’re both on cloud nine, celebrating brand-new, highly prestigious fellowship awards for their research.

  • Allison Andrews

    Temple Scientist Awarded NIH Funding to Study Relationship Between HIV, Substance Use and Heart Disease

    With the support of a National Institute on Drug Abuse Avenir Award, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator (DP2) Award Program, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University hope to gain new insight into the relationship between HIV and heart disease, as well as the effect of substance use on this relationship.

  • Community

    Community Interviewers Join in Admissions Decisions

    In selecting the Class of 2026, the Lewis Katz School of the Medicine for the first time included the perspectives of North Philadelphia community members, who interviewed each of the prospective medical students and had a say in the Admissions Committee’s decisions. 

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