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Temple's Dr. Steven R. Houser is New President-Elect of the American Heart Association

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean of Research, the Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  read more »

Calcium Uptake by Mitochondria Makes Heart Beat Harder in Fight-or-Flight Response, Temple Researchers Discover

In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) shows that the uptick in heart muscle contractility that occurs under acute stress is driven by a flood of calcium into mitochondria—the cells' energy-producing powerhouses.  read more »

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Visits Temple, Presents Commendation for Service Following the Amtrak Accident

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy visited Temple University Hospital (TUH) on June 23rd to present Certificates of Recognition to Temple and other area hospitals for the care, dedication, and compassion they provided to victims of the May 12th Amtrak derailment. Temple Health clinicians and administrators, together with colleagues from hospitals across the region, gathered in TUH's Erny Auditorium to receive the honors.  read more »

Research Team Led by Temple's Raj Kishore, PhD, Uses Stem Cell Exosomes to Induce Damaged Mouse Hearts to Repair Themselves Without Stem Cell Risk

Raj Kishore, PhD, Director of the Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), is harnessing the communications vesicles excreted by stem cells and using them to induce the damaged heart to repair itself.  read more »

Temple University Hospital Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Temple University Hospital (TUH) has been selected to be among the first hospitals in the nation to join the EMPower Initiative to enhance maternity care practices and work toward achieving the Baby Friendly USA© designation.  read more »

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