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7-Oct-2010
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Yukiya Amano, was hosted by Hadassah Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef and Prof. Tamar Peretz, Director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology, during an August visit to the Medical Center. Mr. Amano was introduced to the activities of Hadassah scientists and physicians in the field of cancer treatment, including nuclear medicine. When he later met with President Shimon Peres, Mr. Amano said that he was "impressed by Hadassah's abilities, which were a good example of the employment of nuclear technology for peaceful goals."
7-Oct-2010
During the last week in August, Hadassah Australia hosted four major health initiatives, which addressed crucial health concerns facing both its local communities in Melbourne and Sydney and the global community. Three of the four events dealt with neonatal male circumcision as a means to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS; the fourth was a workshop on best practices to advance global health conducted by Hadassah Australia and Monash University at the 63rd Annual United Nations Department of Information/Nongovernmental Organization Conference. (See article on UN Conference in this issue of the eBulletin.)
7-Oct-2010
Hadassah Australia, in partnership with Melbourne’s Monash University, presented a workshop entitled “Sharing Best Practice to Advance Global Health” at the 63rd United Nations Department of Public Information/NonGovernmental Organization (NGO) Conference on August 31.
7-Oct-2010
During a Hadassah Hong Kong summer cocktail reception, Dr. York Chow, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health, shared with the audience his admiration for the warmth and enthusiasm of the Hadassah Medical Center staff, which he observed this past spring as he toured Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem.
7-Oct-2010
Hadassah Mexico’s Jewish New Year card e-blast, offering personalized cards in exchange for donation to Hadassah. Offering both traditional, personalized Jewish New Year cards and e-cards for purchase through e-blasts, Hadassah Mexico generated significant grassroots contributions for the Hadassah Medical Center.
6-Oct-2010
When their three-year-old child was killed in a tragic accident, the Palestinian parents decided to donate his liver and lungs, giving three people a new chance at life.
6-Oct-2010
The patients at Hadassah Hospital welcomed the Jewish New Year with the traditional apple dipped in honey, signifying hopes for a sweet year to come. Those who were well enough celebrated together at a festive communal meal, for which Hadassah purchased nearly 400 pounds of apples and 44 pounds of honey.
6-Oct-2010
Click the mouse to bring a three-dimensional human figure onto the screen. Click again, and the figure rotates. Another click, and the skin melts off to show the muscles and nerves.
6-Oct-2010
At the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS) Conference in Spain this past June, Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of Pediatrics at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem and its Cystic Fibrosis Center, ended his presentation about the CF Center that Hadassah made possible in Gaza, with this slide. “There was an audible gasp of shock from the entire audience,” Prof. Kerem recalls. He then showed the same photograph from a wider angle, which revealed that the red color was the result of deeply red autumn leaves reflecting on the water. Prof. Kerem told his audience, “Not everything you see is what it seems to be.” The applause was almost deafening, he relates. Following his presentation, Prof. Kerem was approached by medical professionals from Arab countries who expressed interest in coming to Hadassah to specialize in cystic fibrosis. (See June 2010 eBulletin to read about the CF Center in Gaza.)
6-Oct-2010
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Jerusalem-based company partly owned by Hadassah Medical Center, has announced success of its clinical trial which tested the effectiveness of its oral insulin capsule on patients suffering from uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes.