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Katz School of Science and Health

Making the World Smarter, Safer and Healthier

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Welcome

We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. We focus on industry sectors that are central to the modern economy: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Media, and Fintech, as well as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Speech-Language Pathology.

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Welcome

We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. We focus on industry sectors that are central to the modern economy: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Media, and Fintech, as well as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Speech-Language Pathology.

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People

We are a close-knit community that is international in reach and cosmopolitan by instinct, and in our individual diversity we find common cause with each other. We're deeply embedded in New York City鈥檚 rich professional and social milieu, with a vibrant campus life. The Katz School is where bold, purpose-driven people come to connect, create and explore.

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Purpose

Katz faculty, students and alumni are advancing scholarly knowledge and transforming lives through pioneering research, citywide initiatives, new technologies and innovative clinical diagnostics. In the lab, classroom and clinic, we lead with integrity, generosity and a commitment to making the world smarter, safer and healthier.

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Possibility

Home to innovative startups and advances in clinical health, New York City is where young health, science and tech professionals come to nurture a promising career. We leverage the city's economic, cultural and social dynamism through mentorships, networking and internships that provide endless possibilities for the next generation of change-makers and entrepreneurs.

Katz News

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Researchers Use AI to Produce Clean Bird Calls

Read more about Sahil Kumar's research

Researchers Use AI to Produce Clean Bird Calls

Researchers have developed a method using a powerful technology to remove unwanted noise from the audio recordings of bird sounds. The method, called ViTVS, uses an image processing technology to divide audio signals into distinct parts, or segments, for isolating clean bird sounds from a noisy background.

Read the story here.

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Study Finds Planets Can Be Trapped in Sun's Orbit

Read more about Edward Belbruno's study

Study Finds Planets Can Be Trapped in Sun's Orbit

Objects from interstellar space, such as rogue planets and asteroids, can become permanently trapped in the Sun鈥檚 orbit as a result of the combined gravitational effects of the Sun and the entire Milky Way galaxy, according to a study by researchers in the Katz School鈥檚 Mathematical Sciences program and at NASA.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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Subway Reform Proposal Finalist in Competition

Read more about Team Thunders' proposal

Subway Reform Proposal Finalist in Competition

A Katz School student team's proposal to reform the New York City subway system is a finalist in a business case competition sponsored by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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Hand Coordination Linked to Cognition in MS Patients

Read about the analysis by SLP & OT researchers

Hand Coordination Linked to Cognition in MS Patients

Manual dexterity can serve as an early indicator of cognitive decline in people with Multiple Sclerosis, according to the paper, 鈥淓xploring the Relationship Between Manual Dexterity and Cognition in People with Multiple Sclerosis: 9-Hole Peg and Multiple Cognitive Functions,鈥 in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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Weill Cornell, Biotech Collaboration Highlights Student Research

Read about the research

Weill Cornell, Biotech Collaboration Highlights Student Research

Collaborations, like the one between Weill Cornell Medicine and the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, have emerged as catalysts for the development of the next generation of drugs, devices and services. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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67 Health Sciences Graduates Take an Oath

Read about the Health Sciences celebration

67 Health Sciences Graduates Take an Oath

On May 16, after participating in the school鈥檚 main commencement exercises, 67 students from the M.S in Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Doctorate celebrated at their own special Health Sciences Celebration, in which they received white coats marking the completion of their education and transition to professional clinical practice. 

Read the story in the Katz blog.

""

278 Degrees Awarded at Eighth Commencement

Read about the ceremony honoring first PA class

278 Degrees Awarded at Eighth Commencement

During the ceremony in 麻豆官网首页入口鈥檚 Lamport Auditorium on May 16, Dean Paul Russo lauded the graduates as values-driven leaders who stand for truth reflected in their scholarship and practice, champions of a life built on humane values and compassionate practitioners. 

Read the entire story in the Katz School blog.

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YU Introduces Fast-Track Nursing Program

Read about the degree for non-nursing graduates

YU Introduces Fast-Track Nursing Program

The Katz School is now offering an  that is geared toward those with a non-nursing bachelor鈥檚 degree who wish to fast track their entry into the field in just 16 months. The program is now accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Read the entire story in YU News.

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A Chatbot as Smart as Your Favorite Professor

Read more about Manish Thota's research

A Chatbot as Smart as Your Favorite Professor

Manish Kumar Thota, who is pursuing a master鈥檚 degree in artificial intelligence, is developing a machine-learning chatbot that can assist students academically. His VQA model, which he refers to as a digital brain, understands both images and questions and responds the way your most knowledgeable professor would.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

100% of OT Grads Pass National Exam a 2nd Time

Read more about their exam performance

100% of OT Grads Pass National Exam a 2nd Time

The first two graduating classes of the Katz School鈥檚 Occupational Therapy Doctorate have achieved a 100% pass rate in the national certifying exam, according to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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PA Graduates Ace National Certifying Exam

Read more about PA's First Graduating Class

PA Graduates Ace National Certifying Exam

All 22 students in the first graduating class of the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies have passed the profession鈥檚 national board certification exam on the first attempt and did better than the national average in key content areas.

Read the story here in the Katz School blog.

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New Computer Science Master's Programs

Read more about the new master's programs

New Computer Science Master's Programs

The Katz School is launching two master鈥檚 programs in computer science for the next generation of tech innovators. The Agile M.S. in Computer Science is for students who want to break into the tech field but do not have an undergraduate degree in computer science and the M.S. in Computer Science is for those with undergraduate degrees in computer science who want to do advanced work or specialize in emerging fields. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2024.

Read more here.

""

Math Ph.D. Candidate Invited to Prestigious Forum

Read more about Samuel Akingbade

Math Ph.D. Candidate Invited to Prestigious Forum

During a recent gathering of several hundred mathematicians and computer scientists at the prestigious鈥疕eidelberg Laureate Forum, Katz School Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade felt the extraordinary symbolism of being one of only 30 young researchers among the鈥痶op 200 in the world invited to present his research.

At a special dinner featuring Bavarian cuisine, Akingbade, clad in burgundy attire, proudly if subtly communicated to his colleagues that he is a member of a West African tribe called Yoruba.鈥疶o his clan 4,000 miles away in Oyo, Nigeria, his selection affirmed their signature pride in educational achievement.

Read story in Katz blog.

""

NSF Grant Funds Study of Energy Harvesting Systems

Read more about Dr. Marian Gidea's work

NSF Grant Funds Study of Energy Harvesting Systems

The research, 鈥,鈥 is supported by a three-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, which was awarded in July to investigate dynamical systems, including applications to energy harvesting, celestial mechanics and space mission design. 

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Students Building a Better Exoskeleton

Read about Natania Birnbaum's work

Students Building a Better Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons have been the stuff of science fiction as far back as the War of the Worlds, enabling fictional robots to outgun and outwit their nemeses. Real-world exoskeletons, like the one being developed by Natania Birnbaum, a student in the M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, tend to be simpler devices developed with the goal of helping people, paralyzed by illness or spinal injury, use their limbs.

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Math Alum's Study: Heavy Dialysis Patients at Risk

Read about Ariella Mermelstein's research

Math Alum's Study: Heavy Dialysis Patients at Risk

 

An epidemiological study of dialysis patients conducted at the Renal Research Institute with the Katz School of Science and Health found that current recommendations for ultrafiltration in hemodialysis therapy may put heavier patients at greater risk of death.

In their research article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Ariella Mermelstein, a 2021 graduate of the Katz School鈥檚 M.A. in Mathematics, Jochen Raimann, an adjunct professor in the M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, and several of their colleagues reported that the currently recommended threshold of 13 milliliters per hour per kilogram of body weight as the maximal ultrafiltration rate in hemodialysis therapy may put heavier patients at risk.

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New Computer Science Department Names Chair

Read more about IEEE Fellow Honggang Wang

New Computer Science Department Names Chair

Dr. Honggang Wang, a computer scientist with deep expertise in artificial intelligence and its applications to digital health, 5G/6G communications and cybersecurity, has been named founding chair of the graduate Computer Science Department at the Katz School of Science and Health.

An IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Wang has received research grants totaling over $5 million from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Graduation Speakers Offer Advice and Thanks

Read about the Katz School's Seventh Commencement

Graduation Speakers Offer Advice and Thanks

The Katz School of Science and Health graduated its first class of Occupational Therapy Doctorate students and conferred 117 degrees at its seventh commencement on May 15.

Dean Paul Russo told the graduates that they are values-driven leaders who stand for truth reflected in their scholarship and practice; champions of a life built on humane values; and compassionate practitioners.

""

Students Hone Skills in Security Operations Center

Read about the SOC's advanced cyber range

Students Hone Skills in Security Operations Center

An advanced Security Operations Center will provide graduate students in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, computer science and data analytics with hands-on experience defending against cyberattacks in a hyper-realistic simulated environment.

.

""

Biotech Professor Writes Book on Innovation

Read about what inspired Lorraine Marchand

Biotech Professor Writes Book on Innovation

In The Innovation Mindset, Lorraine Marchand shares her , a formula for driving significant and lasting transformation in any organization. Marchand emphasizes the frame of mind needed to spark the innovation process, underscoring the importance of creating a problem-solving culture and supporting personal curiosity, passion and talent.

.

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Researchers Link Playfulness to Cognition in Award-Winning Study

Read more about the study

Researchers Link Playfulness to Cognition in Award-Winning Study

Dr. Amiya Waldman-Levi, clinical associate professor in the Katz School鈥檚 Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, has been awarded the 2022 Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award for her study linking the development of playfulness in infants to the cognitive functioning of toddlers.

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Professor's Chapter Helps Clinicians Diagnose Abuse

Read about Tom Balga's work on Child and Elder Abuse

Professor's Chapter Helps Clinicians Diagnose Abuse

A recently published chapter on Abuse and Violence Prevention by Thomas Balga, clinical assistant professor in the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, offers clinicians a guide for the comprehensive and compassionate care of the 3 million children who are victims of abuse each year.

.

""

Researchers Use AI to Produce Clean Bird Calls

Read more about Sahil Kumar's research

Researchers Use AI to Produce Clean Bird Calls

Researchers have developed a method using a powerful technology to remove unwanted noise from the audio recordings of bird sounds. The method, called ViTVS, uses an image processing technology to divide audio signals into distinct parts, or segments, for isolating clean bird sounds from a noisy background.

Read the story here.

""

Study Finds Planets Can Be Trapped in Sun's Orbit

Read more about Edward Belbruno's study

Study Finds Planets Can Be Trapped in Sun's Orbit

Objects from interstellar space, such as rogue planets and asteroids, can become permanently trapped in the Sun鈥檚 orbit as a result of the combined gravitational effects of the Sun and the entire Milky Way galaxy, according to a study by researchers in the Katz School鈥檚 Mathematical Sciences program and at NASA.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

Subway Reform Proposal Finalist in Competition

Read more about Team Thunders' proposal

Subway Reform Proposal Finalist in Competition

A Katz School student team's proposal to reform the New York City subway system is a finalist in a business case competition sponsored by the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

Hand Coordination Linked to Cognition in MS Patients

Read about the analysis by SLP & OT researchers

Hand Coordination Linked to Cognition in MS Patients

Manual dexterity can serve as an early indicator of cognitive decline in people with Multiple Sclerosis, according to the paper, 鈥淓xploring the Relationship Between Manual Dexterity and Cognition in People with Multiple Sclerosis: 9-Hole Peg and Multiple Cognitive Functions,鈥 in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

Weill Cornell, Biotech Collaboration Highlights Student Research

Read about the research

Weill Cornell, Biotech Collaboration Highlights Student Research

Collaborations, like the one between Weill Cornell Medicine and the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, have emerged as catalysts for the development of the next generation of drugs, devices and services. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

67 Health Sciences Graduates Take an Oath

Read about the Health Sciences celebration

67 Health Sciences Graduates Take an Oath

On May 16, after participating in the school鈥檚 main commencement exercises, 67 students from the M.S in Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Doctorate celebrated at their own special Health Sciences Celebration, in which they received white coats marking the completion of their education and transition to professional clinical practice. 

Read the story in the Katz blog.

""

278 Degrees Awarded at Eighth Commencement

Read about the ceremony honoring first PA class

278 Degrees Awarded at Eighth Commencement

During the ceremony in 麻豆官网首页入口鈥檚 Lamport Auditorium on May 16, Dean Paul Russo lauded the graduates as values-driven leaders who stand for truth reflected in their scholarship and practice, champions of a life built on humane values and compassionate practitioners. 

Read the entire story in the Katz School blog.

""

YU Introduces Fast-Track Nursing Program

Read about the degree for non-nursing graduates

YU Introduces Fast-Track Nursing Program

The Katz School is now offering an  that is geared toward those with a non-nursing bachelor鈥檚 degree who wish to fast track their entry into the field in just 16 months. The program is now accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Read the entire story in YU News.

""

A Chatbot as Smart as Your Favorite Professor

Read more about Manish Thota's research

A Chatbot as Smart as Your Favorite Professor

Manish Kumar Thota, who is pursuing a master鈥檚 degree in artificial intelligence, is developing a machine-learning chatbot that can assist students academically. His VQA model, which he refers to as a digital brain, understands both images and questions and responds the way your most knowledgeable professor would.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

100% of OT Grads Pass National Exam a 2nd Time

Read more about their exam performance

100% of OT Grads Pass National Exam a 2nd Time

The first two graduating classes of the Katz School鈥檚 Occupational Therapy Doctorate have achieved a 100% pass rate in the national certifying exam, according to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

PA Graduates Ace National Certifying Exam

Read more about PA's First Graduating Class

PA Graduates Ace National Certifying Exam

All 22 students in the first graduating class of the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies have passed the profession鈥檚 national board certification exam on the first attempt and did better than the national average in key content areas.

Read the story here in the Katz School blog.

""

New Computer Science Master's Programs

Read more about the new master's programs

New Computer Science Master's Programs

The Katz School is launching two master鈥檚 programs in computer science for the next generation of tech innovators. The Agile M.S. in Computer Science is for students who want to break into the tech field but do not have an undergraduate degree in computer science and the M.S. in Computer Science is for those with undergraduate degrees in computer science who want to do advanced work or specialize in emerging fields. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2024.

Read more here.

""

Math Ph.D. Candidate Invited to Prestigious Forum

Read more about Samuel Akingbade

Math Ph.D. Candidate Invited to Prestigious Forum

During a recent gathering of several hundred mathematicians and computer scientists at the prestigious鈥疕eidelberg Laureate Forum, Katz School Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade felt the extraordinary symbolism of being one of only 30 young researchers among the鈥痶op 200 in the world invited to present his research.

At a special dinner featuring Bavarian cuisine, Akingbade, clad in burgundy attire, proudly if subtly communicated to his colleagues that he is a member of a West African tribe called Yoruba.鈥疶o his clan 4,000 miles away in Oyo, Nigeria, his selection affirmed their signature pride in educational achievement.

Read story in Katz blog.

""

NSF Grant Funds Study of Energy Harvesting Systems

Read more about Dr. Marian Gidea's work

NSF Grant Funds Study of Energy Harvesting Systems

The research, 鈥,鈥 is supported by a three-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, which was awarded in July to investigate dynamical systems, including applications to energy harvesting, celestial mechanics and space mission design. 

.

""

Students Building a Better Exoskeleton

Read about Natania Birnbaum's work

Students Building a Better Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons have been the stuff of science fiction as far back as the War of the Worlds, enabling fictional robots to outgun and outwit their nemeses. Real-world exoskeletons, like the one being developed by Natania Birnbaum, a student in the M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, tend to be simpler devices developed with the goal of helping people, paralyzed by illness or spinal injury, use their limbs.

.

""

Math Alum's Study: Heavy Dialysis Patients at Risk

Read about Ariella Mermelstein's research

Math Alum's Study: Heavy Dialysis Patients at Risk

 

An epidemiological study of dialysis patients conducted at the Renal Research Institute with the Katz School of Science and Health found that current recommendations for ultrafiltration in hemodialysis therapy may put heavier patients at greater risk of death.

In their research article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Ariella Mermelstein, a 2021 graduate of the Katz School鈥檚 M.A. in Mathematics, Jochen Raimann, an adjunct professor in the M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, and several of their colleagues reported that the currently recommended threshold of 13 milliliters per hour per kilogram of body weight as the maximal ultrafiltration rate in hemodialysis therapy may put heavier patients at risk.

.

""

New Computer Science Department Names Chair

Read more about IEEE Fellow Honggang Wang

New Computer Science Department Names Chair

Dr. Honggang Wang, a computer scientist with deep expertise in artificial intelligence and its applications to digital health, 5G/6G communications and cybersecurity, has been named founding chair of the graduate Computer Science Department at the Katz School of Science and Health.

An IEEE Fellow and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Wang has received research grants totaling over $5 million from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Transportation.

.

""

Graduation Speakers Offer Advice and Thanks

Read about the Katz School's Seventh Commencement

Graduation Speakers Offer Advice and Thanks

The Katz School of Science and Health graduated its first class of Occupational Therapy Doctorate students and conferred 117 degrees at its seventh commencement on May 15.

Dean Paul Russo told the graduates that they are values-driven leaders who stand for truth reflected in their scholarship and practice; champions of a life built on humane values; and compassionate practitioners.

""

Students Hone Skills in Security Operations Center

Read about the SOC's advanced cyber range

Students Hone Skills in Security Operations Center

An advanced Security Operations Center will provide graduate students in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, computer science and data analytics with hands-on experience defending against cyberattacks in a hyper-realistic simulated environment.

.

""

Biotech Professor Writes Book on Innovation

Read about what inspired Lorraine Marchand

Biotech Professor Writes Book on Innovation

In The Innovation Mindset, Lorraine Marchand shares her , a formula for driving significant and lasting transformation in any organization. Marchand emphasizes the frame of mind needed to spark the innovation process, underscoring the importance of creating a problem-solving culture and supporting personal curiosity, passion and talent.

.

""

Researchers Link Playfulness to Cognition in Award-Winning Study

Read more about the study

Researchers Link Playfulness to Cognition in Award-Winning Study

Dr. Amiya Waldman-Levi, clinical associate professor in the Katz School鈥檚 Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, has been awarded the 2022 Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award for her study linking the development of playfulness in infants to the cognitive functioning of toddlers.

.

""

Professor's Chapter Helps Clinicians Diagnose Abuse

Read about Tom Balga's work on Child and Elder Abuse

Professor's Chapter Helps Clinicians Diagnose Abuse

A recently published chapter on Abuse and Violence Prevention by Thomas Balga, clinical assistant professor in the Katz School鈥檚 M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, offers clinicians a guide for the comprehensive and compassionate care of the 3 million children who are victims of abuse each year.

.

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