Celebrating Israel's 60th birthday in Tokyo are (left to right): Yasuhiko Abe, representative in Japan for Hadasit, the Hadassah Medical Center's technology transfer company; HE Nissim Ben Shitrit, Ambassador of Israel to Japan, and his wife, Carmela.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Sarah Sallon, Director of The Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center (NMRC) at the Hadassah Medical Center, has succeeded in growing a 2,000-year-old date seed, the oldest ever to be germinated. Details of the research appear in the June 13, 2008 issue of Science Magazine in an article entitled “Germination, Genetics, and Growth of an Ancient Date Seed.”
On the heels of success of the Phase I trials, Hadassah Medical Center has embarked on the next set of tests for Oramed Pharmaceuticals’ oral insulin capsule—the world’s first oral insulin treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
Professor Dimitrios Karussis, Senior Neurologist at the Hadassah Medical Center, and Professor Shimon Slavin, former head of Hadassah’s Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit and founder of the International Center for Cell Therapy and Cancer (ICTC) at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, have received the "International Adult Stem Cell Research and Therapeutic Treatments Award 2008" from the Worldwide Center for Adult Stem Cell Education (WCASCE).
Prof. Arieh Shalev, Chief of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Psychiatry Department and a leading world expert in post-traumatic stress, is leading groundbreaking research into treatment for Military Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The Chief Rabbi of Panama, Rabbi Sion Levy, in the presence of the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, and over 150 of his Panamanian compatriots, was honored with a cornerstone dedication ceremony at the Fannie and Maxwell Abbell Synagogue at Hadassah University Hospital, marking the donation of one million dollars by a Panamanian family to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower in the Panamanian Rabbi's honor.
Agnes Yom Tov, the Founding President of Hadassah International’s new unit in Hungary, spent a few days at Hadassah House in leadership briefings, preparing her for a successful presidency.
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Hadassah Germany set up a stand at the Christlicher Gesundheitskongress (Christian Health Congress) in Kassel during the end of March, with hundreds of participants stopping by to learn about Hadassah.
In an effort to bring together different cultures living in Amsterdam and to raise awareness about the all-inclusive mission of Hadassah, Young Hadassah Holland is hosting a second series of three multicultural cooking workshops.