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Otzmot Empowerment Program

November 2015

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

August 2015

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

June 2015

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

March 2015

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

January 2015

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

December 2014

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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Pnina Klein MISC Program

November 2014

A breakthrough educational program has improved the learning capabilities and self-image of millions of children with developmental disabilities. The program’s creator is Prof. Pnina Klein of Bar-Ilan’s Baker Center for the Study of Development Disorders in Infants and Young Children.

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Ruderman Award to BIU Otzmot Program

October 2014

BIU’s Empowerment (“Otzmot”) Program is among 5 international winners of the 3rd annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. The prize honors organizations worldwide that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish community.

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BIU Med School Brings More Doctors

March 2014

Israel’s anticipated shortage of doctors in the next two years, as noted by a blue-ribbon governmental commission, hastened the creation of Bar-Ilan University’s Medical School — the country’s first new medical school in nearly 40 years.

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Loving Touch is Critical for Premature Infants

January 2014

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, according to BIU Prof. Ruth Feldman of the faculty of Bar-Ilan’s Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center.

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Returning Scientists Combat Neuro Diseases

December 2013

The Mishna of Pirke Avot defines our sixth decade as the point at which we should be honored as “elderly.” But in medical terms, some 15% of people aged 60-plus get more than added respect; the “prevalence of dementia among community-dwelling elderly in Israel is estimated to be about 20%.”

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