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University of the Sciences Names Dr. Paul Katz Its 25th President

Dr. Katz will begin on September 1, 2016, after serving as founding dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University University of the Sciences’ Board...

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Presidential Search Update - March 2016

I am pleased to report that the presidential search process is underway. The presidential search committee has been in contact with our search firm partners...

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Presidential Search Committee (Updated)

Presidential Search Committee: Kenneth L. Murtha (Chair, Presidential Search Committee, and Board of Trustees Representative) Senior Vice President (retired), AstraZeneca Andrew Armitage (Staff Representative) Assistant...

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Presidential Search Update – July 2015

While Kathleen R. Mayes P’76, PharmD’78 has begun her tenure as interim president, University of the Sciences continues its search for a 25th president. A...

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USciences Leadership Profile

Dear Campus Community, I am pleased to share with you the official leadership profile / job description for the USciences presidential search which you can...

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USciences Announces Board and Administration Leadership Changes

University of the Sciences board chairman Marvin Samson HonAlm’96 has announced leadership changes within the USciences board of trustees and the University administration. Samson, who...

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USciences Presidential Search Update – May 2015

Dear Campus Community, I wanted to provide an update on the presidential search progress to date. Our dedicated search committee has been working behind the...

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Presidential Search Firm Named

Date: April 7, 2015 From: Ken Murtha, Presidential Search Committee Chair To: USciences Community I am honored to be leading the search committee for finding...

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Presidential Search Committee Announced

Dear USciences Community: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the Presidential Search Committee members who will be charged with...

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Paul Katz, MD
President, University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences’ Board of Trustees named Paul Katz, MD, the University’s 25th president in June 2016. Dr. Katz, who has served as founding dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) since 2010, will begin his presidency at USciences on September 1, 2016.

Dr. Katz has been the chief architect, executive, and academic leader of CMSRU since 2010. He had ultimate oversight over development of the curriculum, recruitment of faculty, and development of all programs within the medical school. Opened in 2012, CMSRU was the first new MD-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 40 years and arose from a partnership between The Cooper Health System and Rowan University. On May 9, 2016, CMSRU celebrated an important milestone with the graduation of its charter class. In June of this year, the program received full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for the maximum period permitted for a new school. Prior to his leadership role at CMSRU, Dr. Katz was the founding vice dean for faculty and clinical affairs and professor of medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA, where he was instrumental in launching the new medical school that enrolled its first class in 2009.

Dr. Katz has held a variety of other executive leadership positions within medical schools and health systems, including senior vice president and chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, chairman of medicine and physician-in-chief at Georgetown University Hospital, and chief operating officer at Georgetown University Medical Center. He held a faculty position at the University of Florida as an assistant professor of medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy. Earlier in his career, he worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as a clinical associate and medical officer.

Dr. Katz is board certified in internal medicine, allergy and immunology, and rheumatology and has published over 260 articles, chapters and abstracts. Included among his sources of research funding are the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the American Cancer Society and private industry. As a leader in his field, he has held numerous leadership roles with the American College of Rheumatology, including chairman of the government affairs committee and membership on the board of directors. Additionally, he has served on several editorial boards and as a reviewer for the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He replaces alumna Dr. Kathleen R. Mayes who has been serving as interim president since July 2015.

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