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8-Sep-2009
Dr. Einat Zisman, Deputy Director General and Director of Business Development for Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. --The Weizmann Institute for Science’s technology transfer company-- has been named Chief Executive Officer of Hadasit, Hadassah's technology transfer company.
8-Sep-2009
Dr. Nae'el Lacham, a Palestinian resident at the Hadassah Medical Center, sometimes receives requests for a consultation from hospitals in his hometown of Hebron. One evening this summer he examined an infant and concluded that her only chance for survival was to be taken to Hadassah.
8-Sep-2009
This summer, Hadassah Medical Center surgeons transplanted 2 hearts, 2 livers, and 1 kidney into 5 patients within 48 hours.
8-Sep-2009
Hadassah Medical Center physicians successfully delivered the baby of a 38-year-old woman suffering from a serious case of swine flu. Although the woman was only 30 weeks pregnant, Hadassah’s physician felt it was important to perform the Cesarean section at this point to avoid risk to the fetus from the virus.
8-Sep-2009
A groundbreaking medical geneticist and pediatrician, Dr. Annick Raas-Rothschild has been doing genetic research in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Human Genetics Department since 1998. “I am the mother of orphan diseases,” she says.
8-Sep-2009
Cancer researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center and The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia have joined forces to pioneer a blood-based test for detecting, monitoring, and treating brain cancer. The collaboration is an outgrowth of AUSiMED, the bilateral research venture initiated by Hadassah Australia. “This will totally change the way we evaluate cancer therapies for brain tumors,” says Andrew Kaye, Director of The Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, who participated in the recent AUSiMED Conference in Jerusalem. Click here to read the entire article by Dr. Elizabeth Finkel, “Collaborating to Fight Brain Cancer.”
8-Sep-2009
A clinical trial involving 56 patients at the Hadassah Medical Center and Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center reveals that Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is effective and safe for treating depression.
8-Sep-2009
Jessa Perin, age sixteen, was on a teen trip to Israel from Cincinnati, Ohio when she suddenly became severely ill for no apparent reason. When it became clear that she was deteriorating rapidly and would die unless she underwent a liver transplant, Hadassah Medical Center physicians swung into action, stabilizing Jessa, getting her on the top of a waiting list for a liver, and investigating the safest and most effective option to save her life. Click here for the full story, “Healthy One Day, Dying the Next: A Medical Race,” which appeared in The New York Times on August 18.
8-Sep-2009
The new helipad atop Hadassah’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine was successfully tested with its first helicopter landing in August. Next on the agenda: a landing with a larger, Israeli Air Force helicopter.
8-Sep-2009
Author Naomi Ragen recently found herself in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine with an inflamed appendix. In a posting on her website, she publicly paid tribute to the excellent, professional care she received, noting that almost all the physicians and nurses who took care of her were Arabs. She mentions, too, that the Haredi, fervently religious families, who were there visiting loved ones, were most helpful to her and the other patients.