While Dr. Michaela Medved’s approach to treating patients has been severely affected by the coronavirus, her job at its heart hasn’t changed. She still works in her clinical practice with children and adults to continue focusing on their therapy goals. In recent weeks, however, that has meant communicating with them over video as opposed to […]
The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University is launching an M.S. in physician assistant studies this summer that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, a case-based approach to patient care, inter-professional practice and community health.
As medical professionals, physician assistants diagnose disease, develop and implement treatment plans, perform surgical procedures, prescribe medications and […]
Three Katz School mathematics and physics researchers have developed a theoretical framework for predicting the possible shapes and gravitational fields of asteroids.
The results, published in the international journal Astrophysics and Space Science in March, can be useful for spacecraft engineers developing landing designs for irregularly shaped celestial objects. The research was funded by a […]Continue Reading →
Study Quantifies Benefit of Water Filtration System in Rural Ghana—Biotechnology professor Dr. Jochen Raimann’s study in Nature Research’s Scientific Reports found that purified water from a hemodialyzer membrane filtration system reduced life-threatening diarrhea in several Ghana villages over a five-month period. Read more»
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Assignments in Dr. Zesarae Bodie’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses not only teach students what it’s like to live with a disability in a world built for the able-bodied, they show how disability can test their strength, build their empathy and shape the quality of their relationships with others.
“Part of the purpose of my classes […]Continue Reading →
Katz School Speech Therapy Director Marissa Barrera recently teamed up with Hong Kong Polytechnic University to explore how both schools can improve patient care with the use of technology.
In a Zoom course with faculty, students and clinicians, Dr. Barrera demonstrated how to implement biofeedback, such as surface electromyography and ultrasound, for patients who […]Continue Reading →
Avi Strauss, a recent Katz School biotech graduate, has performed a detailed market analysis on a new drug therapy for colorectal cancer.
The analysis recommended that Sapience Therapeutics, a New York-based biotech company, develop a molecule called a novel beta-catenin antagonist for treatment of the cancer. Beta-catenin is part of the Wnt signaling […]Continue Reading →
Data analytics students at the Katz School of Science and Health have designed an intelligent system that identifies and indexes hate speech on the web.
The team—Jacob Goodman, Qihua Zhu and Jeeho Bae—analyzed an online database, called Hatebase, which provides a taxonomy or encyclopedia of hate terminology, to look up hate terms in Twitter feeds […]Continue Reading →
Providers of financial information have an economic incentive to delay its disclosure for strategic business reasons, according to a Yeshiva University analysis published in the Journal of Financial Economics.
The paper, “Information Arrival, Delay, and Clustering in Financial Markets with Dynamic Freeriding,” co-authored by Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto, an assistant professor in the Quantitative Economics […]Continue Reading →
The incidence of life-threatening diarrhea plummeted among residents in several rural villages in Ghana over a five-month period after they began using water purified with repurposed hemodialyzers, according to a study published by a Katz School professor in Scientific Reports in July.
“This is a major public health outcome particularly since diarrhea is well known […]Continue Reading →
Residents of a nursing home in the mid-Atlantic region experienced declines in blood-oxygen saturation levels several days before developing symptoms of COVID-19, according to a pilot study co-authored by a recent graduate of the Katz School of Science and Health.
“In this study we retrospectively evaluated 84 nursing home residents to identify whether pulse-oximetry would […]Continue Reading →