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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 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 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’s 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 a smarter, safer and healthier place.

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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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Katz School Launches Master's Programs in Computer Science

Read more about the new master's programs

Katz School Launches Master's Programs in Computer Science

The Katz School is launching two master’s 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.

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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 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Katz School Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade felt the extraordinary symbolism of being one of only 30 young researchers among the top 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. To his clan 4,000 miles away in Oyo, Nigeria, his selection affirmed their signature pride in educational achievement.

Read story in Katz blog.

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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, “Energy Growth, Dissipation, and Control in Hamiltonian Systems,” 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. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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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.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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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’s 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.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

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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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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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.

Read more

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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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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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 eight laws of innovation, 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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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’s 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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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’s 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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Katz School Launches Master's Programs in Computer Science

Read more about the new master's programs

Katz School Launches Master's Programs in Computer Science

The Katz School is launching two master’s 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.

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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 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Katz School Mathematics Ph.D. candidate Samuel Akingbade felt the extraordinary symbolism of being one of only 30 young researchers among the top 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. To his clan 4,000 miles away in Oyo, Nigeria, his selection affirmed their signature pride in educational achievement.

Read story in Katz blog.

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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, “Energy Growth, Dissipation, and Control in Hamiltonian Systems,” 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. 

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

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.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

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’s 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.

Read the story in the Katz School blog.

""

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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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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.

Read more

""

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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

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 eight laws of innovation, 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

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’s 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

""

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’s 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.

Read the entire story in the Katz blog.

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