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Dr. Norihisa Shigemura Appointed Surgical Director of Lung
Failure & Lung Transplantation at Temple University Hospital


(Philadelphia, PA) Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgical Director of Lung Failure, and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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Temple’s Dr. Walter J. Koch Earns American Heart Association’s
Prestigious “Basic Research Prize” for 2017


(Philadelphia, PA) – The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Temple’s Walter J. Koch, PhD, winner of its prestigious “Basic Research Prize” for 2017. Dr. Koch is the William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, and Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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Temple’s Dr. Abbas El-Sayed Abbas is New President
of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society


(Philadelphia, PA) – Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief for Temple University Health System, has been elected to serve as President of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. 
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Temple's Dr. J. Milo Sewards to be Honored at November 2nd Temple Football Game for His Service to Our Country


(Philadelphia, PA) - Temple's J. Milo Sewards, MD, will be honored at the November 2nd Temple football game vs. Navy for his service to our country. Dr. Sewards will be reporting for a deployment with the U.S. Navy.
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Temple University Hospital Selected
to Join Perinatal Research Consortium


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital has been selected to join the Perinatal Research Consortium, a network of healthcare institutions with the shared goal of using collaboration to develop and perform the highest quality research in perinatal and women’s health, and serving as a valuable research resource for individual researchers, institutions and industries.
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Temple University Hospital and St. Luke’s University Health Network Formally Announce Strategic Partnership for Four Transplant Services


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital and St. Luke’s University Health Network are formally announcing a strategic partnership for transplant services that will streamline coordination of care and minimize the amount of travel required by patients in St. Luke’s vicinity. The partnership covers heart, bone marrow, liver and kidney transplant. read more »

Temple University Hospital Performs 100th
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy, Publishes Data


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital recently performed its 100th pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) – a complex procedure offered at only a handful of hospitals in the U.S. This milestone was accompanied by the September 4th publication of Temple’s PTE data by the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery.
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Temple's Dr. Larry Kaiser Accepts the Germination Project
ICON Award on Behalf of Temple University Health System


(Philadelphia, PA) Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, Lewis Katz Dean and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University, accepted the Germination Project ICON Award on behalf of Temple University Health System at the 2017 Draft Day Gala held at the Union League on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
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Temple Researchers Uncover Mechanism
Behind Calorie Restriction & Lengthened Lifespan


(Philadelphia, PA) – Almost a century ago, scientists discovered that cutting calorie intake could dramatically extend lifespan in certain animal species. Despite numerous studies since, however, researchers have been unable to explain precisely why. Now, investigators at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have broken past that barrier. In new work published online September 14 in Nature Communications, they are the first to show that the speed at which the epigenome changes with age is associated with lifespan across species and that calorie restriction slows this process of change, potentially explaining its effects on longevity.
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$11.6 Million NIH Grant Supports Temple
Researchers’ Exploration of New Cell-Free
Stem Cell-Based Possibilities in Heart Repair


(Philadelphia, PA) – The incidence of heart disease is on the rise, and new therapeutic strategies are needed. Approaches based on stem cells, which can potentially preserve or even regenerate heart muscle cells damaged by ischemia – a hallmark of heart disease – are especially promising. Now, thanks to an $11.6-Million Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are poised to explore new possibilities in stem cell-based treatments for heart repair and regeneration.
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