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The Hadassah Medical Center’s Sharett Institute of Oncology provides comprehensive, compassionate care to patients of today, while it has its eye on helping the cancer patients of tomorrow, not only in Israel, but all over the globe. That’s why research is a major focus of the Institute.
Taking action to stem the increase in AIDS cases among the residents of East Jerusalem, the Hadassah Medical Center’s AIDS Center hosted an in-service seminar on AIDS awareness and prevention for family doctors. The seminar, entitled "HIV--A Virus Without Borders,” included presentations about diagnostic methods, early symptoms, treatment options, quality of life, and life expectancy.
To ensure that the Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is achieving the highest international standards of safety, the PICU staff has designed systems to prevent children from picking up infections while hospitalized; to enhance the safety of mechanical ventilation; and to guarantee that medications are given in both safe and effective doses.
Dr. Rachel Katz-Brull, Director of the Center for Hyperpolarized MRI Molecular Imaging at the Hadassah Medical Center, has been awarded a 1,650,000 euro grant by the European Research Council to investigate the effectiveness of a non-radioactive substance in detecting cancer via imaging--a substance discovered by Dr. Katz-Brull and her colleagues.
Eagerly anticipated is the soon-to-be-completed Surgical Center on Lower Level Four of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
The Heart Institute at the Hadassah Medical Center is currently training two cardiac fellows from Turkey and one from Bosnia.
When a baby was abandoned recently on a doorstep in Jerusalem's Old City, with the message, "Please take care of my baby girl!", the police brought the baby to Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus where physicians of Hadassah’s Medical Adoption Unit go beyond medicine to find the baby a home.
They’re just about the last persons you’d expect to have a medal of honor for distinguished military service in their curriculum vitaes. Dan Engelhard could be mistaken for a Berkeley professor, longish grey hair sometimes in a pony tail, so soft-spoken you often need to lean close to hear. Dina Ben Yehuda is a combination of Marie Curie and TV’s Dr. Michaela Quinn. They’re both professors of medicine and hands-on physicians at Hadassah Hospital, parents to young adult children. But each of these lives of healing was shaped by service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the Yom Kippur War.
AstraZeneca and Hadasit, the commercial arm and technology transfer company of Israel’s Hadassah University Hospitals, today said they will identify, evaluate, and jointly develop new treatments for several diseases, primarily focused on cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
"I'm not sure when the idea of moving him to Israel came up," says Andre, a movie and stage actor. "But over and over, the idea was floated that Israel had enormous experience in burns because of all the wars. First we decided on Israel, and then on Hadassah. I'd heard of Hadassah, with its international reputation and experience."
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