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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending July 10th

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Temple University Health System’s preparations for and treatment of patients amidst the coronavirus pandemic continue to be part of the media’s COVID-19 coverage.

  • 6ABC and CBS3 interviewed Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, about a new Phase 1 clinical trial investigating a novel immunotherapy approach for patients with COVID-19. Dr. Criner is the principal investigator at Temple, which treated the first patients in the United States.
  • Thomas Fekete, MD, MACP, Thomas Durant Chair and Professor in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, spoke with WHYY about the reopening of spraygrounds in Philadelphia and their relative safety during the coronavirus pandemic. The Philadelphia Tribune picked up the WHYY article.
  • Maura Sammon, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and medical students Hayoung Youn and Vipin Dulam joined WHYY to discuss how Philadelphia-area medical and nursing students helped tutor children of frontline health care workers during the pandemic. Hayoung organized the initial program, while Vipin helped tutor the son of Dr. Sammon.
  • Robert Bettiker, MD, MGA, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), and Aaron D. Mishkin, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at LKSOM, offered insight to the Temple News about plans to reopen the university during the coronavirus pandemic.