In 2006, a group of teenagers from the United Kingdom raised over $20,000 for the children in the Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department through a Walk-a-Thon, in memory of their friend, Zoe Jacobs, who died of a leukemia-related infection. Recently, while on a youth group trip to Israel, they visited Hadassah and saw the entertainment trolleys purchased thanks to their donation.
With 7,000 international colleagues in attendance, Prof. Daniel Shouval, Director of the Liver Unit at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, became the first Israeli to receive the “Recognition Award” from the European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL), during the organization’s 44th annual conference in Copenhagen.
The Municipality of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Hadassah Medical Center and Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, is establishing Israel’s first Military School of Medicine this October.
After successfully treating a girl from Gaza who had severe breathing problems related to her cystic fibrosis, physicians from the Hadassah Medical Center reached out to her local physicians to ensure her well being, providing them with their cellular and home phone numbers.
When Avner, a 16-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, experienced a relapse of his leukemia, the staff in the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department at the Hadassah Medical Center provided him with not only the medical care he needed, but also emotional and creative academic support.
When 55-year-old Benny Hayun received a call from the Hadassah Medical Center notifying him that a donor liver was located, he was on route to the hospital within minutes.
As part of an international group of researchers from 20 medical centers, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Director of Clinical Pharmacology, Prof. Yoseph Caraco, helped to develop a revolutionary formula that will allow physicians to calibrate the proper individualized dose of the anticoagulant, Coumadin, for the millions of individual heart patients worldwide.
Nine top-level Australian physicians traveled to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem at the end of April to participate in the first conference sponsored by AUSiMed, a bilateral medical initiative spearheaded by Hadassah Australia. During the intensive two days of sharing their expertise and medical protocols within two tracks—neuroscience/regenerative medicine and child health—they mapped out opportunities for future medical and scientific exchanges with Hadassah.
The Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine and Hadassah Medical Center will be opening Israel's first Military Medical School in Jerusalem this October, bringing new vibrancy and prestige to the city.
In appreciation for his life-long extensive and influential communal work, Gennie Freen, immediate past Chair of Young Hadassah Holland, was decorated as a member of the Royal Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau by the mayor of the city of Amstelveen (bordering Amsterdam) on behalf of the Queen of the Netherlands. Mr. Freen, 35, was nominated by his friends and Young Hadassah colleagues for this prestigious honor, which is awarded to upstanding citizens with long records of devoted humanitarian service.