May 16, 2014 |
Lewis Katz's mother always wanted him to be a doctor, but he couldn't stand the sight of blood and didn't much like dissection. So he went to law school instead, and then made a fortune in parking, banking, billboards, and real estate. Wednesday, his alma mater announced that Temple University's medical school will be named after the longtime member of the university's board of trustees and the largest donor in the school's history. "I got the second-best thing for her," said Katz, 72. "She's got to be smiling today.
October 14, 2015 |
When Drew Katz wants to feel his father's presence, he puts on a pair of Lewis Katz's size 11 sneakers. They fit perfectly. "I actually literally walk in his shoes," Katz said. On Tuesday, Katz, 44, will stand in for his father when Temple University officially names its medical school after the late Temple grad - an entrepreneur and philanthropist who made his fortune in parking, banking, billboards, and real estate and went on to become the largest donor in the university's history.
April 29, 2002
Drexel University and its president, Constantine Papadakis, took a daring gamble 3 1/2 years ago when they took responsibility for Philadelphia's then-most troubled medical school. But long odds can make for big gains - in this case, for the region as well as Drexel's prestige. A win. That's a good way to describe Drexel's experience in rescuing MCP Hahnemann University and its schools of medicine, nursing and public health from the 1998 Allegheny health system bankruptcy.
August 5, 2011 |
Arthur M. Feldman, who has been chair of the department of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, is moving to Temple next month. Effective Sept. 1, Feldman will become executive dean of the Temple University School of Medicine and chief academic officer of Temple University Health System. That makes him the second in command on the academic side of the health system to Larry Kaiser, who took charge of the system and medical school in April. Feldman, 61, earned a doctorate in biology and physiology before going to medical school and becoming a cardiologist.
May 11, 2011 |
Raymond and Ruth Perelman may have just outdone themselves. The philanthropists have contributed $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, which is the largest donation in Penn's history and said to be the largest single gift ever to a U.S. medical school. The school will be renamed the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, according to a letter sent to the Penn community last night by President Amy Gutmann and David Cohen, chairman of Penn's Board of Trustees.
February 19, 1987 |
In a move aimed at broadening the education of prospective doctors, the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine will abandon all course requirements for admission beginning next fall, university officials announced yesterday. Instead, the medical school, the nation's oldest, will outline certain areas of knowledge and skills, including nonscientific areas, that applicants will be expected to have, officials said. The move - believed to be the first of its kind in the country - is intended to give premed students more time to pursue a broad undergraduate education, said Dr. Edward J. Stemmler, medical school dean.
February 8, 2011 |
Larry Kaiser, a former chairman of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will run the Temple University Health System and School of Medicine, the university announced Monday. Kaiser, 58, is president and chairman of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Its six schools have a $900 million budget. He will start in Philadelphia by April 1. Kaiser replaces Edmond F. Notebaert, who came to Temple in November 2008 from the University of Maryland Medical System.
August 4, 2012 |
Moments after griping with a neighbor about Camden's crime surge, Lawrence Taylor spots a woman in a bikini top and jeans shorts checking her makeup in the tinted window of a car parked across the street. Prostitutes "are just front and center now," says Taylor, 47, who lives in the Cooper Plaza neighborhood. It's the middle of the day, and a half-block away, hundreds of powerful New Jerseyans are celebrating the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - a beacon of hope, they say, in the impoverished city.
October 26, 1998 |
The fate of Allegheny's Philadelphia hospitals hangs in the balance as Drexel University trustees today take a second look at whether to run Allegheny's medical school. An air of uncertainty clung to the proceedings despite a cash-sweetened deal engineered by Gov. Ridge and the same team that brought home the Kvaerner shipyard deal to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Ridge and Mayor Rendell met Saturday with Drexel trustees' executive committee to present the deal and Ridge's press secretary, Tim Reeves, said both "left optimistic.
July 29, 1998 |
Suzanne Cohen Zarro, beloved associate dean for student affairs at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine, died yesterday after a 10-year battle with cancer. She was 58. Dr. Zarro died at her South Philadelphia home with her husband and three children at her side. She worked until April, when she was no longer able, and often wrote recommendations and made phone calls from her sickbed for students applying to residency programs. "She was considered a mother away from home for the medical students," said her husband, Vincent Zarro, an assistant dean and associate professor of medicine at MCP/Hahnemann.