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    MARCH 31, 2005
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Temple enters new agreement with Fox Chase Cancer Center

The School of Medicine, the Temple University Health System and the Fox Chase Cancer Center have entered into a new academic and clinical affiliation agreement, enabling the institutions to continue to coordinate the training of students and residents, the clinical care of oncology patients and clinical trials through 2007.

Under the new agreement, the Fox Chase Temple Cancer Center at the Health Sciences Center will now be known as the Temple Cancer Center. An executive committee consisting of one member each from Fox Chase, the School of Medicine and the Health System will oversee the affiliation. Joel Richter, professor and chair of medicine, will represent the School of Medicine on the committee.

School of Medicine establishes neuroscience department

From advanced treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, to newly developed therapies including stem cell technology and gene therapy, neuroscience has emerged as one of the most rapidly developing fields in modern medicine. Recognizing neurological science as a core discipline, the Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of a neuroscience department at the School of Medicine.

This new basic science department will serve as an interdisciplinary center for research, education and advances in patient care. Research priorities will build upon the existing strengths at Temple and create an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

A national search is currently under way to recruit a chair as well as faculty who would have their primary appointments in the department of neuroscience. Existing faculty in the School of Medicine will be eligible for a joint appointment.

Independent developers to add retail, housing to Broad Street

The Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia recently named developers to the empty parcel of land at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. On April 1, Tower Investments Inc. and Felder & Felder will break ground on the new project, called Avenue North.

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Mayor John F. Street and Councilman Darrell L. Clarke are scheduled to participate.

The project will feature 70,000 square feet of retail space in a two-story building that includes a seven-screen movie theater, as well as a 1,200-bed student housing facility, which will be operated independently from the University.