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June 26, 2003

Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) - Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Prior to this appointment, Cappola was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Cappola attended Princeton University in Princeton, NJ and received his BA in Chemistry. He earned his MD at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and his ScM. in Clinical Investigation from John Hopkins University.

His current research focuses on ventricular remodeling in patients with advanced heart failure. Cappola has received numerous awards including the Howard Silverman Award for Creativity in Medical Research from Johns University School of Medicine, the ACC/Merck Fellowship Grant, a Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, and a career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America.

His research has been published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Physiological Genomics, Circulation, and Nature.

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