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Hadassah’s Vision: Living Through and After COVID-19

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Over 200 Hadassah leaders from 25 countries around the world participated in a virtual meeting with Prof. Ze’ev Rotstein, Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO), to learn about the groundbreaking lifesaving innovations that have been taken at the Hadassah Hospitals to battle the Coronavirus in Jerusalem. Hadassah’s pioneering model and innovations in hospital…



Conservative Friends Of Israel Hosts Online Covid-19 Briefing: With Prof. Allon Moses.

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CFI hosted Israel’s leading expert on infectious diseases Professor Allon Moses in an online briefing about COVID-19. Professor Allon Moses was previously the President of the Israel Society for Infectious Diseases and was Director of the Department for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Centre. After Professor Moses’s briefing, Conservative parliamentarians asked questions…



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 VISITS JAPAN TO TREAT ISRAELIS WITH CORONAVIRUS

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At the request of the Israel Health Ministry, Hadassah Medical Centre microbiology and infectious disease specialist Prof. Ran Nir-Paz is traveling to Japan to care for the three Israelis said to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Israelis were among thousands of passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were quarantined by the Japanese authorities. More than 350…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES PROGRAMME TO DETECT LUNG CANCER EARLIER

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Ministry of Health to pilot lung cancer screening programme proven internationally to catch up to 80% of tumours in their earliest stage. The Health Ministry has approved a three-year pilot programme for early detection of lung cancer that could substantially increase the number of patients cured of the otherwise deadly disease, according to Prof. Dorith…



Welcome to the decade when medicine meets sci-fi fantasy

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Edited from an article in The Times, 17 January 2020. Thanks to AI and genome editing, age-defying treatment breakthroughs that were just out of our reach should become reality, says Tom Whipple. In the next ten years medicine will get cleverer, more targeted and personalised. But what is personalised medicine? Experimental genetic therapies find their way…



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…



Basket Ball Stars Bring Joy to Children at Hadassah Hospital

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For the 24th year in a row, the basketball stars of Hapoel Jerusalem came to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem to bring holiday cheer to the paediatric patients. Parents wearing a mix of head coverings—kippot, scarves, and hijabs—and their children enjoyed the Chanukah party. Speakers compared the tall and famous basketball players to the heroic Maccabees…



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,…



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