The Hadassah Medical Center has opened a multidisciplinary facility to treat pediatric vascular defects—a first for Israel.
As Efrat Dotan, a 29-year-old young woman with Down syndrome, opened the proceedings, the 2013 World Down Syndrome Day conference was launched at the Hadassah Medical Center, with over 400 people in attendance.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center has discovered the reason behind recurrent life-threatening infections in infants that has led to bone marrow failure.
The new Moshe Saba Masri Synagogue in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was dedicated on April 25, 2013.
On the front cover of the WA Maccabean magazine this week was an a article: Hadassah: A good news story.
Artist as well as Life Member Sharon Binder, who immigrated to Israel in 1983, has designed an original parochet (ark curtain) and shulchan (table) cover for the torahs at the Moshe Saba Masri Synagogue in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
Prof. Aviram Nissan has been named head of the Department of Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center, succeeding Prof. Avi Rivkind, who has completed his tenure of 10 years in that position. Prof. Rivkind continues as Director of Hadassah’s Trauma Unit and Senior Physician in the Department of General Surgery.
The Hadassah Medical Center is one of the prestigious participants in a global consortium sponsored by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF), aimed at employing stem cells to eventually uncover the cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, M.D., Ph.D, head of Hadassah’s Department of Neurology, is spearheading the research at Hadassah, which has received an initial grant of $100,000 from Cure for this purpose.
The Hadassah Medical Center’s close relationship with Israel’s military includes a special program for soldiers entitled Yakar, the Hebrew word for cherished.
Dr. Tomer Tzur, Hadassah Medical Center Plastic Surgeon, specializing in reconstructive surgery as well as running the world’s largest skin bank at Hadassah-Ein Kerem, is also a member of the Israel Defense Force’s elite commando unit.