Born in the Dabburiya Village of Israel’s Valley of Jezreel, Prof. Ahmed Eid, head of the General Surgery Department at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus as well as Hadassah’s Transplantation Unit, was educated at the Municipal High School in Nazareth and then went on to the Hebrew University's Faculty of Science, before entering the Hadassah School of Medicine in 1973. With his expertise in liver transplantation, Prof. Eid leads Hadassah teams in giving severely ill patients a new chance at a quality life.
Immuron, a Melbourne, Australia biopharmaceutical company, has announced an agreement to acquire a novel Oral Immune Modulation technology developed by Hadassah physicians, which could lead to a new approach to treating Type II diabetes, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and liver cancer.
When Kathy Chiron, a long-time Hadassah supporter and Chair of Hadassah Hong Kong, heard that Hadassah Medical Center Nurse Specialist Ilana Kadmon was in China, she embraced the opportunity to introduce her to Hong Kong friends and acquaintances by planning two presentations for her: one with the League of Women Voters, and the other at a special lunch Mrs. Chiron hosted.
The United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Peace, reports Hadassah Austria President and First Vice-Chair of the Committee Susi Shaked, hosted a presentation entitled “Breaking the Vicious Circle,” showcasing the long-term project initiated by a Protestant Reverend in collaboration with a Muslim from Germany and a Jew from Jerusalem. The project goal: to involve young people in promoting understanding and peace among peoples in conflict.
Forty-four people from Alsace, France visited the Hadassah Medical Center, together with their Pastor in February, where they heard a presentation by Prof. Judith Melki, formerly from France and now head of Hadassah’s Human Genetics Department.
Research by a Hadassah orthopedic surgeon reveals that when hospital staff follow up with post-menopausal women who fracture their distal radius bone to alert them to the potential that osteoporosis was the underlying cause, there is a significantly increased likelihood that the women will contact their physician and go for a bone density test, leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Eyal Shteyer, a Hadassah Medical Center pediatric gastroenterologist, is engaged in groundbreaking research that could eventually lead to more effective treatment for liver cancer and better survival rates following surgery to remove the tumor.
Dr. Shmuel Harris joined Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry shortly after he immigrated to Israel from Melbourne, Australia. Psychiatry is the best fit for him, Dr. Harris says, because “I like listening to people, getting involved with them, and engaged in trying to help them.”
A Hadassah Medical Center team has embarked on a study to determine whether children’s pain is being managed adequately once the children leave the hospital.
In recent years, Hadassah has become increasingly green, initiating programs on and around its hospital campuses that protect and enhance the environment.