Three Hadassah University Medical Center physicians have been honored for their contributions to medicine.
Internationally recognized French Baritone David Serero, new President of Young Hadassah France, entertained the children at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem on July 21.
The Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine has a new International Postgraduate Orthodontic Program and invites applications.
Since the culmination of the Human Genome Project in April 2001, scientists have been able to analyze our genetic make-up by examining our DNA. This has led to development in the field called personalized medicine ¨C the tailoring of the treatment to the individual patient. However, as far as I know, they have not yet attributed specific personality traits to specific genes ¨C and I am not sure whether this type of analysis is even being contemplated.
The Hadassah University Medical Center is especially proud that two international medical associations chose to hold their conferences at Hadassah, and that Hadassah physicians and surgeons played important roles in the meetings.
For the third time, Hadassah Switzerland-Zurich hosted a successful “Jazz at the Eden” evening at the renowned Hotel Eden au Lac, featuring the quartet of Rolf Lyssy --Jazz drummer, Swiss film director, and Hadassah Switzerland Honorary Board Member. The 120 guests were also introduced to the newest member of the Hadassah International family--“Happy”--the mascot of Hadassah Switzerland-Zurich’s Patient Partnership Program, a grassroots fundraising effort which raises funds for the Hadassah Medical Center’s Medical Clown program.
Yael Bossem-Levy, spokesperson for the Hadassah University Medical Center, underwent successful Deep Brain Stimulation surgery to relieve the tremors she suffered from her slowly progressive neurological disorder. Ironically, she had arranged for an Israeli television crew to film Israel’s first Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on a Parkinson’s patient—at Hadassah—many years ago. Here is her touching story, in her own words:
Men and women from 95 countries are helping their home communities cope with natural disasters and advance the level of public health, thanks to their training in the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Public Health and Community Medicine’s International Masters in Public Health (IMPH) Program.
Jessa Perrin, a high-school senior, who fell critically ill while visiting Israel two years ago, recently had the chance to meet the Hadassah Medical Center doctors and nurse who helped save her life when they came to her home state of Ohio as part of a clinical exchange with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
"I'm very proud of what we have built," said Charlotte R. Bloomberg at the 2007 dedication of the Mother and Child Center that bears her name. Mrs. Bloomberg passed recently at the age of 102, but her name lives on here at Hadassah.