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  • Awards Day 2021

    The Lewis Katz School of Medicine Celebrates Outstanding Faculty Members and Students during Awards Day

    On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine held its annual Awards Day to honor outstanding faculty members and student achievements. The event was virtually streamed on the LKSOM YouTube Channel. Friends and families from near and far celebrated the skilled teachers and the talented physician and researcher candidates who made up this year's honorees. The philanthropic nature of Awards Day was also on display, as many of the awards were established by generous donors to recognize and celebrate traditions of excellence in the classroom, lab, and clinic. 

  • Class of 2021

    Congratulations, Class of 2021!

    The Lewis Katz School of Medicine Class of 2021 celebrated its graduation — the School’s 119th commencement — under partly sunny skies on May 7 at the Temple Sports Complex, an outdoor athletic field on the University’s main campus, with the graduates sitting six feet apart from one another,and with presiding faculty and administrators occupying a stage beneath a tent at the side of the field. Everyone wore a mask. The graduates’families and friends watched a livestream of the ceremony on the School’s YouTube channel. More than a thousand viewers logged into the broadcast. Altogether over 200 students were awarded MD, MA, MS,and/or PhD degrees, some in combination.

  • Dr. John Elrod

    Temple Researchers Poised to Gain Insight into Biological Underpinnings of Alzheimer’s Disease Thanks to NIH Grant

    Thanks to a new three-year, $2.27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Dr. John Elrod and colleagues are poised to gain novel insight into biological mechanisms that may be driving or worsening neurodegeneration. The researchers will investigate potential mechanisms using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and a systems biology approach. The work could help identify new drug targets and therapeutic opportunities for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Dr. Sara Ward - Lab

    Analog Drug Derived from Cannabis Shows Promising Pain-Halting Effects in Mice, Temple Scientists Report

    Studies have shown that while CBD reduces pain sensation in animals, its ability to do so in humans is limited by low bioavailability, the extent to which the drug successfully reaches its site of action. Now, new work by Temple scientists suggests this obstacle may be overcome by a novel CBD analog known as KLS-13019.

  • Top Doctors Badge 2021

    147 Temple Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Philadelphia Magazine

    One hundred forty-seven Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2021. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital-Main Campus, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus and in the community as part of Temple Physicians, Inc.

  • Dr. Schmalbach

    Schmalbach Named Editor-in-Chief Elect of Major Journal

    Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS -- the David Myers, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Director of the Temple Head & Neck Institute -- has been named Editor-in-Chief-Elect of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the official publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), a major journal in the field.

  • Dr. Goldberg

    Amy J. Goldberg Named Interim Dean at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine

    Renowned Temple trauma surgeon and gun violence prevention advocate Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS has been named interim dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University by Temple President Richard M. Englert and Executive Vice President and Provost JoAnne Epps.

  • Student Diversity Council

    Student Diversity Council “Pushing Issues Forward”

    It’s one thing to have your concerns heard – it’s another to see your concerns addressed. The medical students who founded Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Student Diversity Council focus on both.