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Dr. Julie Kardachi, who has decades of experience in a variety of clinical practice areas in occupational therapy, has been named director of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health.

“Dr. Kardachi’s first-rate clinical skills and her exceptional ability to relate to and work with clients and students […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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