Raul DeLa Cadena, MD
Assistant Dean, Recruitment, Admissions, Retention (RAR)
Professor of Physiology
Dr. DeLa Cadena's charge is to continue the recruitment of persons underrepresented in medicine for Temple University School of Medicine. From 1998 to 2005, he successfully condolidated the RAR Program efforts and established a comprehensive (K-12) methology funded by Title VII funds.
In 2001 and 2009, research was incorporated into the RAR Program, attracting NIH-HLBI extramural funds to provide research opportunities for undergraduate and medical students from underrepresented groups.
In 2011, he secured funds from the Doris Duke Foundation for a 3-year program to promote clinical translational research and SAT preparation for Philadelphia high school students. He served as Chair of the Northeast Region Minority Affairs Section of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. DeLa Cacena was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1994 and in 2004 he was elected Fellow of the National Hispanic Medical Association.