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14-Jun-2005
A very special event took place in the pediatric hemato-oncology unit at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem. Huda Ibrahim, the department's social worker, organized a party for the 21 Arab pediatric patients, ages 5-19, and their parents. The children prepared a short musical presentation, displayed artwork they created, and were entertained by Arab musicians.
21-Apr-2005
An atmosphere of pride filled Hadassah International’s annual conference in Nice from March 31-April 3, as humanitarians, physicians, politicians, and government dignitaries saluted the Hadassah Medical Center and Hadassah International with great admiration. Each lauded the Hadassah Medical Organization for being an extraordinary role model in transcending ethnic and religious differences to provide excellent medical care to all in need. They congratulated HMO for its Nobel Peace Prize nomination and for being a powerful bridge to worldwide harmony through medicine. Hadassah International, in turn, honored humanitarians and visionaries with its “Volunteer of Distinction” award and presented its “Citizen of the World” award to Richard Gere. In addition, a gala fundraising dinner brought in almost $1 million (USD) for the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases, with more funds yet to come. During the course of the four enlightening and inspiring days, delegat
31-Jan-2005
Our very own Nancy Falchuk, immediate past president of Hadassah International, was on hand in Jerusalem to present the first Nancy Falchuk Scholarship Awards to Daphna Lavian, RN, of the Internal Intensive Care Unit; Mina Rowe, RN, head nurse of the Liver Clinic; and Ma’ayan Bocolter, RN, a pediatric nurse.
28-Dec-2004
A Hadassah University Medical Center research team has developed a vaccine that significantly strengthens the body’s immune system against the autoimmune sequela of HIV infection, a breakthrough that could dramatically make an impact in the treatment of AIDS patients. It is now evident that although treatment with the cocktail of medications kills the virus, the immune system continues to kill healthy cells; this research focuses on developing a vaccine that would arrest this autoimmune destructive process. The results of this study were published in the latest issue of the prestigious Journal of Clinical Virology.
28-Dec-2004
Within 24 hours after the tsunami hit Southeast Asia, at the request of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, three Hadassah Medical Organization doctors flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka to provide their expertise in caring for victims of disaster. They included Professor Avi Rivkind, Head of General Surgery and the Trauma Unit; Professor Dan Engelhardt, Head of Pediatrics; and Professor Yoel Donchin of the Anesthesiology Department. Shortly after that, Dr. Esti Galili-Weisstub, Director of the Child and Adolescent Unit of the Department of Psychiatry at the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, flew to Sri Lanka to contribute her expertise on the psychological care of Sri Lanka's traumatized children, many of whom were orphaned by the tsunami. Dr. Galili was one of several mental health care professionals - and the only child psychiatrist - to participate in an Israeli Health Ministry mission, organized at the behest of Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health.
28-Dec-2004
Within 24 hours after the tsunami hit Southeast Asia, at the request of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, three Hadassah Medical Organization doctors flew to Colombo, Sri Lanka to provide their expertise in caring for victims of disaster. They included Professor Avi Rivkind, Head of General Surgery and the Trauma Unit; Professor Dan Engelhardt, Head of Pediatrics; and Professor Yoel Donchin of the Anesthesiology Department.
14-Dec-2004
BioLineRx, a start-up company partly owned by Hadassah, is the sole recipient of a $21 million grant from the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor in Israel. The grant is being awarded for the development of pre-clinical compounds. (Pre-clinical compounds are screened and selected based on their potential to produce safe, effective, approved, and marketable drugs.)
6-Dec-2004
In what is considered a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have succeeded in showing that human embryonic stem cells can improve the functioning of a laboratory rat with Parkinson's Disease. Findings of the research were published in the recent edition of the prestigious magazine Stem Cells.
2-Aug-2004
An initiative of Hadassah International’s Melbourne Unit became a signed Memorandum of Understanding on August 3rd, setting into motion an ongoing sharing of medical expertise between Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital, Australia’s premier trauma facility, and the Hadassah Medical Organization. The agreement will translate into exchange of medical and scientific personnel and collaborative research projects, particularly in the area of trauma medicine.
28-Jul-2004
Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Hadassah Medical Center Director General, realized that his emergency team of medical professionals would benefit from some introspective time away from the hospital setting, explains Rita Avramov, head of Social Services at HMO. Therefore, he approached Ms. Avramov about developing a workshop for the emergency team that would strengthen their personal and professional resilience, which is continually challenged as they treat trauma victims day after day.
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