For the past eight years, students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design have been meeting regularly with hospital patients at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus to enhance their healing. The students come in pairs, once a week for four hours, and facilitate art activities with the patients and their family members, enabling them to express their emotions through art and to experience the fun of creating their own works of art.
Principal Investigator Dr. Rinat Abramovitch of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy has been awarded a grant from the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) for her work regarding the beneficial effect of using fresh blood for transfusions in surgery patients.
Unlike countries where couples often spend their entire life savings trying to conceive a child with the help of expensive medical intervention such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), Israel provides free IVF until a woman has two babies or reaches age 45.
Jerusalem hosted an international symposium on June 8th dealing with inherited diseases of the pancreas, organized by Prof. Michael Wilschanski, Director of Hadassah’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, along with Prof. Markus M. Lerch of Greifswald University Hospital, Germany, and Prof. David C. Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh, PA.
We are very pleased to inform you that an agreement to ensure the financial stability of the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem for the next 7 years has been reached between the Hadassah Medical Organization, the Government of Israel and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Please see the statement that was released by Hadassah in New York on June 24, 2014.
Prof. Eitan Kerem, world-renowned cystic fibrosis specialist and head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Division of Pediatrics, has been awarded the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS)’s 2014 prize for his outstanding work in CF.
In cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “No Smoking Day 2014,” the Hadassah Medical Center’s employees and visitors received up-to-date information about the negative health effects of smoking as well as advice on therapeutic interventions to help them delete this habit from their lives.
One recent Friday afternoon, Dr. Haim Danenberg, Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Hadassah Medical Center, was out for a run, cell phone strapped to his forearm, as is his tradition. When he received the call that he was needed for emergency heart surgery, he immediately came to Hadassah’s Catheterization Laboratory to greet Michael Kosofsky, who just suffered a heart attack.
BioLineRx Ltd. has received approval from the Israeli Ministry of Health to commence a Phase 1 trial for BL-8040, a novel treatment for mobilizing stem cells from the bone marrow for treating acute myeloid leukemia, as well as other hematological malignancies. The study is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2014 at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Dr. Donna Zfat-Zwas, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center for Women, joined her team on a visit to two Palestinian East Jerusalem schools recently to see how well the Center’s heart health message is playing out among the children and their mothers.