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Face to Face with the Coronavirus

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Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, a highly respected infectious disease expert at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, has travelled to Japan many times, but the trip he took last month was unlike any other. Hundreds of people — aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship — including four Israelis — contracted the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Israeli government…



HADASSAH IS FIRST IN MIDDLE EAST TO USE NEW TUMOUR DIAGNOSTIC TEST

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Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, a leader in the field of molecular diagnosis of tumours, has announced that its Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Tumours department is now the first location in the Middle East and third outside of the United States to conduct a unique tumour diagnostic test within its own laboratories that help inform…



International Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Hadassah Psychiatrist

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The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) has honoured the Hadassah Medical Centre’s pioneering psychiatrist Prof. Bernard Lerer with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Lerer, 71, was born in South Africa and moved to Israel as a young physician. He entered the field of psychiatry just after the revolutionary anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs like…



Hadassah International Raises $9M (£6.9M) for Rehabilitation Centre at Mount Scopus Hospital

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MIAMI, FL, December 4, 2019 – Hadassah International brought together donors and supporters from three continents to an electrifying evening which raised $9M (£6.9M) in donations for the Hadassah Medical Organisation’s two world-class research hospitals in Jerusalem. The gala, held on December 2nd in the spectacular Miami residence of Joey and Lindsay Schottenstein, was Hadassah International’s first fundraising…



Hadassah Director Named One of Israel’s Most Influential Women

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Dr. Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus since 2017, has been named one of the 50 most influential women in key positions in Israel by Lady Globes.  Lady Globes, a monthly Israeli magazine devoted to women, chose Dr. Elram because she heads a 300-bed hospital with 1200 employees and is currently leading a five-year…



Hadassah /Oxford University Study of Bone Fragility Among Diabetics Receives Research Grant

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Prof. Rivka Dresner Pollak, head of the Hadassah Medical Organisation’s Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, together with University of Oxford colleague Prof. Lynne Cox, has received funding for a three-year joint project to study age-related bone fragility in patients with type 1 diabetes who are currently at high risk of bone fracture and premature death,…



Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine Inaugurated at Hadassah

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The Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine, a new centre geared toward applied research for personalised medicine, was inaugurated on October 24th at the Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO).  The new multidisciplinary institute is a result of a partnership among the Wohl Legacy in the United Kingdom, Hadassah International United Kingdom, and HMO. The Wohl Institute: Offers…



First Arab Woman to Head Up Hospital ER in Israel

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Describing her pioneering role as “a great responsibility with a lot of pride,” Dr. Shaden Salameh is the first Arab female doctor to head up a hospital emergency room in Israel. As director of the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Emergency Medicine Department, Dr. Salameh explains that the greater the challenge, the more motivated she is.…



An Oasis of Peace

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To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. It’s not a country, though it is older than…



Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem Ranked #1 in Quality Assurance

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  Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has been ranked as the leading medical center in the country for quality assurance by Israel’s Ministry of Health. This is the second year that the Ministry has publicized its statistics, believing that this transparency encourages hospitals to improve their service. Rather than showcasing dramatic surgical results or breakthroughs, these…



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