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28-Sep-2006
Shuqin Liu, President of Hadassah International’s Corps Diplomatique and wife of Ambassador to Israel from China, His Excellency Chen Younglong, hosted a festive event at their home for Hadassah Israel. The Corps, comprised of ambassadors to Israel and their spouses, raises awareness about the Hadassah Medical Organization’s work among members of the foreign diplomatic community.
27-Sep-2006
First an Israeli couple living in New Zealand who have two children suffering from cystic fibrosis were helped by the New Zealand branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). Then, through ICEJ, they were led to seek valuable advice from Hadassah Medical Center’s Prof. Eitan Kerem (pictured here in the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases, which he heads).
27-Sep-2006
Prof. Eitan Kerem, Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Center for Children with Chronic Diseases at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, was voted “outstanding clinical teacher” of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine for 2005-2006.
26-Sep-2006
Upending conventional wisdom, a team of Hadassah researchers has discovered that the body’s immune system not only fights foreign intruders, but also regulates growth of important cells. This previously unknown function, which plays a major role in fetal development during pregnancy, has important implications for dealing with complications such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage. Hadassah’s breakthrough findings were published in the prestigious biomedical journal, Nature Medicine.
26-Sep-2006
Thanks to Hadassah's medical and research team led by Prof. Azaria Rein, Head of the Pediatric Cardiology Unit, a couple’s newest newborn came into this world—like his brother born in 2000—with a healthy heart, despite traditional complications of the mother’s Lupus disease.
26-Sep-2006
  • Nurse Hani Shteinberg, Hadassah Medical Center Transplantations Coordinator, gave a presentation at the annual conference of the European Transplantation Coordinators Organization (ETCO) in Wroclow, Poland.
  • Prof. Eitan Kerem, Head of Hadassah’s Pediatric Department at Hadassah-Mount Scopus; Dr. Michael Wilschanski, a senior pediatrician; Shoshi Armoni, a nurse; and Hila Elishar, a Hadassah dietician, were featured presenters at the annual conference of the European Cystic Fibrosis Organization in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Prof. Meir Liebergall, Head of Hadassah’s Orthopedic Departments, and Prof. Leo Joskowicz, his partner and colleague from the Hebrew University, recently attended the annual meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS Int.) in Montreal, Canada. They received the award for the best clinical presentation from the podium.
26-Sep-2006
Canadian Philanthropist and Chief Executive Officer of Sky Link Aviation Inc. Walter Arbib has donated a half of a million dollars for medical supplies to the Ethiopian orphanages where Hadassah is helping to care for children with HIV/AIDS. The antiretroviral drugs are sponsored by the United States Presidential Program, but there is a great need for drugs to treat a variety of other diseases that afflict these children. The donation came about after Prof. Dan Engelhard, who is head of Hadassah’s Pediatric AIDS Center and this AIDS volunteer project, reached out to Haim Divon, Deputy Director General for the Department of International Cooperation in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He helped to secure the contribution.
26-Sep-2006
Hadassah’s Heart Institute recently acquired the most advanced system available for imaging the coronary arteries. Manufactured in Israel, this “Cardiac CT,” a non-invasive highly sensitive diagnostic tool, has revolutionized heart imaging. It assists in determining the presence of coronary artery disease in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, as well as helping to diagnose congenital coronary anomalies and level of cardiac function.
26-Sep-2006
The clinical research unit of Hadassah’s Heart Institute is involved in more than 20 national and multi-national studies. Renowned as a major clinical research site, the Institute, headed by Bilha Kreisberg, a registered nurse, has a team of seven nurses and research assistants working on studies in the fields of invasive cardiology and new stent design, noninvasive cardiology, and heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.
26-Sep-2006
Remember Shimon Ohana, the 18-year old soldier who took two bullets in his heart saving a child in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem in the first weeks of the intifada? Shimon was brought to Hadassah "dead on arrival," but the miraculous intervention of Hadassah’s Prof. Avi Rivkind, Head of the Trauma Unit, brought him back to life. After spending two weeks unconscious, Shimon woke up. Now, almost six years later, Shimon Ohana has just celebrated his wedding!
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