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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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Kidney Tumor Gene

June 2015

An important link between the Lin28 gene and Wilms Tumor has recently been identified by Dr. Achia Urbach, a senior lecturer at BIU. Wilms Tumor comes about due to the improper development of the kidney during the fetal stage, and is the most common form of kidney cancer in children.

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Azrieli Medical School Grant

May 2015

As Bar-Ilan University kicks off its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Azrieli Foundation has announced that it will make a $50 million donation to the Bar-Ilan School of Medicine in the Galilee, the largest donation ever made by the Foundation and the largest pledge ever received by Bar-Ilan University.

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Inhibiting Cancer Cells

March 2015

Dr. Michael Blank’s father’s death set him on a career path to be part of a research team that discovered a tumor suppressor gene called Smurf2, and now pursue his quest to understand the origin of cancer cells as assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Bar-Ilan University (BIU) Medical School in Safed.

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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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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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BIU Medical School Opening

January 2013

Fifty-four students from the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee donned medical white coats at a first-of-its kind ceremony symbolizing the transition to the clinical phase of their studies. Over the past few weeks these young doctors-to-be have begun their work in various hospitals throughout the northern region of the country.

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Bar-Ilan Medical School News

July 2012

Catch up on the latest developments as BIU prepares for the opening of its new Medical School.

News, articles, faculty profiles, the latest ‘Buzz’ about the Medical School “in the news”, and much more!

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Med School Dean Visits US

July 2012

New BIU Medical School Dean Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa made his first official visit to the United States on June 26th 2012. The reception held at the Lotos Club in Manhattan was attended by members of the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) Board and prominent leaders.

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Med School White Coat Ceremony

July 2012

Fifty-four students from the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee donned medical white coats at a first-of-its kind ceremony symbolizing the transition to the clinical phase of their studies.

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