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Keilim Shluvim Program Award

The Israeli government awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Keilim Shluvim, Bar-Ilan’s extraordinary program that uses music to foster communication between music students and autistic kids, at-risk teens, and other marginalized populations.

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Lookstein Aids Virtual Learning

For many Jewish day schools across America, the transition from educating our children in physical classrooms to virtual ones has been seamless due to the Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy at Bar-Ilan.

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Figures Offer Cautious Hope

“It is reason for cautious optimism,” Cyrille Cohen, head of the immunotherapy laboratory at Bar-Ilan University told The Times of Israel, commenting on recent trends.

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Israel Helps Yazidi Women

Five years after the Yazidi genocide in August 2014, when ISIS captured thousands of Yazidi women and children and sold them into sexual slavery, Israel has not forgotten, and Bar-Ilan University researchers are trying to find ways to help.

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Inheriting the Trauma of Genocide

The Wall Street Journal reports on a study led by Amit Shrira, a professor at Bar Ilan University, of children of Rwandan genocide survivors. The study has uncovered intergenerational effects similar to those of adult children of Holocaust survivors, who themselves suffered from PTSD as a result of their parents’ traumas.

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Otzmot Empowerment Program

Through Bar-Ilan’s innovative Otzmot “Empowerment” Program, students with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to study at the University and learn how to fulfill the Jewish commandments. Students in the program who are capable of learning at a higher level can earn a bachelor’s degree as well.

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Medical School Partnerships

The positive impact that the BIU Medical School is now having on improving healthcare in the Galilee and strengthening medical research worldwide was recently recognized through a major grant by Israel’s Council for High Education and partnership funding by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

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Fast Forwarding Healthcare

The Bar-Ilan University Medical School is “one of the best things to happen to the Galilee itself in the last 70 years,” says Dr. Erez Onn, director of the Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Poriah.

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Rudolph Fighting Child Obesity

Improving public health in Northern Israel is the mission of Dr. Mary Rudolf, head of Public Health at the BIU Med School. A world-renowned expert in combating child-obesity, she oversees a project to cultivate a new generation of physicians to serve disadvantaged and underserved patients in the Galilee.

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Medical School Exchange Program

Navigating effective ways to provide high quality healthcare to patients at risk both in America and northern Israel is among the major learning insights of students participating in the exchange program between Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and the Bar-Ilan Medical School in Safed, Israel.

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Memorium Pnina Klein

Bar-Ilan University Prof. Pnina Klein, winner of the 2011 Israel Prize in Education Research, died on November 27th following a battle with cancer. Prof. Klein, who was 69, oversaw numerous US projects that improved the lives of children at risk.

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