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  • 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.  

  • Temple's Dr. Heiman-Patterson

    Philadelphia Inquirer Story on Familial ALS Features Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson

    A Philadelphia Inquirer feature story on inherited forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) included insight from Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The article told the story of familial ALS, the decision to undergo genetic testing, and new therapies in development through the lens of those who have been affected by the disease, both patients and family members.

  • 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 authored by Roberto Caricchio, MD, FACR 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.

  • Dr. O'Gurek

    Times-News Article Shares that Dr. David O’Gurek Will Serve as Interim Chair of Family and Community Medicine

    The Times-News shared that David O’Gurek, MD, will serve as Interim Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. O’Gurek is also an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director of the TRUST Clinic and Founding Director of Begin the Turn.

  • 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.