As a heart fails, losing its ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone that interferes with the heart's best chance to improve contractility, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers show in a study published September 9 in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.
Temple University Hospital is the only hospital in Philadelphia participating in an international clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a device called a "stentriever" to remove brain-damaging clots that are causing a stroke. Patients began enrolling in the study at Temple on August 1.
Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) has formalized a collaborative educational and research relationship with Taiwan’s Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, the alma mater of TUSM benefactor and Temple University Board Member Dr. Solomon Luo.
Charles Munyon, MD, has been appointed Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine.
Dr. Munyon specializes in neuromodulation for movement disorders and chronic pain, as well as surgical evaluation and treatment of medically intractable epilepsy. His research interests include neuroprosthetics, brain/computer interface, and neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders.
I am deeply saddened to report that on Wednesday, August 13, the School of Medicine lost our dear friend, ambassador and trusted and valued administrator, Richard J. Kozera, MD, FACP, Executive Associate Dean. He was 74.
On August 8, Temple University School of Medicine welcomed the Class of 2018 to the profession of medicine with a White Coat Ceremony, an event held at the start of every school year to welcome each new class to the Temple family and the medical profession. Proud family members snapped photos and broke into rounds of applause as the students were cloaked, by members of the School’s faculty, in the crisp white coats they will wear throughout all four years of their education.
Seneca Harberger, a medical student at Temple University School of Medicine, has been named a 2014 Pisacano Scholar by the Board of Directors of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, Inc., of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Temple University Hospital is the first hospital in the Philadelphia region to offer an innovative, minimally-invasive technology that improves long-term outcomes for patients with complex anatomies undergoing endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR). The Aorfix™ Endovascular Stent Graft utilizes a flexible, helical and circular design to conform to the natural contours of human anatomy, including highly-angled aortic necks.