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Robert Colman, professor of medicine and director of the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the School of Medicine, led a team of researchers that published a new study in the May issue of Arthritis Research and Therapy. According to the researchers’ study, a new monoclonal antibody has shown promise in treating both inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis in animal models. The monoclonal antibody, C11C1, which is patented by Temple University, works by preventing inflammation and angiogenesis, two hallmarks of these diseases. Inflammation is a cascade of events that causes injury and pain in the body, while angiogenesis is the abnormal proliferation of small blood vessels.

David Croson, associate professor of management information systems, co-authored an article, “Agent Learning in Supplier Selection Models,” in the April 2005 edition of Decision Support Systems. The article discussed giving incentives to suppliers so that they can receive high-quality products without needing to monitor their progress.


Allen Hornblum, assistant professor of geography and urban studies, delivered an educational lecture on May 4 to a blue-ribbon panel at the Institute of Medicine that is re-examining the issue of prisoner experimentation.

Arvind Phatak, professor of general and strategic management in The Fox School, presented “Developing an Effective Undergraduate International Business Program” at the AACSB International Conference and Annual meeting, April 21-23 in San Francisco with his colleagues from the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education.

Laureen Regan, professor of risk, insurance, and healthcare management, testified on alternate insurance distribution systems and the differences in compensation methods to the executive board of the National Council of Insurance Legislators at its March meeting in Hilton Head, S.C. The meeting took place in light of recent high profile investigations by New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer into compensation arrangements in the insurance brokerage industry.

David Barton Smith, professor of risk, insurance, and healthcare management, presented on critical race theory, an area he is an expert in, at a symposium “E(race)ing the Lines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Critical Issues for the Study of Race” at the University of Pennsylvania on March 30. Smith’s presentation, “Racial Disparities in Treatments,” traced the effects of race on the reshaping of the organization of health services after the civil rights era and the use of the Medicare program to force the desegregation of hospital care.

School of Medicine faculty present new transplant research

Several School of Medicine faculty members figured prominently at the April International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting, held this year in Philadelphia. [more]

Temple co-hosts forum honoring Nambu

Frank Wilczek of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, addressed a standing-room-only audience April 21 in the Liacouras Center’s Fox-Gittis Room as part of the annual Franklin Awards celebration. [more]

CIS’ Aiken heading to Peru with Fulbright program

Computer and information sciences professor Robert M. Aiken will be traveling to Peru at the conclusion of the spring semester to work at the University of San Martin de Porres’ School of Information Technology in Lima for six weeks through the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. [more]

On March 31, 2005, a grant listing for the School of Dentistry should have read: Oscar Arevalo, director of outreach programs at the School of Dentistry, recently secured a $25,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to support the school-based dental clinic at the predominately Hispanic Roberto Clemente Middle School in Philadelphia. With the support of this grant, Temple intends to maximize the impact of the outreach program by increasing its hours of operation and increasing the total number of patient visits. The program is designed to provide improved access and comprehensive dental services for underprivileged children in North Philadelphia.