Hadassah Southeastern includes nearly 6000 members and supporters throughout Georgia, South Carolina and western North Carolina. Hadassah provides tangible ways to engage in tikkun olam – in your community, in Israel, throughout the U.S. and the world – and helps strengthen your connection with other Jewish women. We encourage personal growth through our events and volunteer opportunities, while inspiring a passion for and commitment to our partnership with the land and people of Israel.
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Anita Levy and Toby Parker went to Hendersonville-Asheville for a presentation. It was a wonderful afternoon.
Hadassah Greater Atlanta Featured in The Atlanta Jewish Times
The Atlanta Jewish Times featured Hadassah Greater Atlanta's century of success and preview of the Hadassah 98th National Convention.
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Photo: Front Row L to R: Renée Rosenheck, Virginia Saul and Lois Frank; Back Row: L to R: Phyllis M. Cohen, Lois Blonder, Larry Frank, Martha Jo Katz and Linda Hakerem prepare for Hadassah Atlanta’s Centennial gala celebration at The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead on Oct. 30th.
Photo Credit Chuck Robertson Photography
Hadassah Dedicates New Lab to Defeat Zika Virus
Prof. Dana Wolf, head of the Clinical Virology Unit in the Dept. of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Center, is a world-renowned specialist in viruses and the damage they can cause to unborn babies. Responding to global anxiety about the Zika virus, Prof. Wolf and her staff recently opened a new laboratory dedicated to defeating it. The Zika virus, she says, “is dangerous in the interface between mother and unborn child.”
According to Prof. Wolf, Zika, like Rubella, can cause a variety of serious birth defects. Rubella, however, once a threatening virus that plagued the Western world, has now been taken care of through vaccination. The two viruses differ, though, in that unlike Rubella, Zika is transmitted by mosquitoes, like the Dengue virus. Dengue, however, though in the same family as Zika, is not associated with birth defects.
Hadassah, under the direction of Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, head of its Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, has been conducting research on a more dangerous virus called cytomegalovirus (CVM), which remains in our bodies forever. Hadassah research has revealed the attack pattern of the virus, which strikes the fetus just as nerve cells are being developed. Prof. Wolf and her staff will apply the tools to Zika that were developed by Hadassah to study CMV. "We have had so many requests for help that we decided to work on this," said Prof. Wolf, who reports that Hadassah received the virus for research from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hadassah-Developed Blood Test Detects Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer & Brain Damage
A new blood test that uses the DNA strands of dying cells to detect diabetes, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disease has been developed by researchers at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and The Hebrew University.
In a study involving 320 patients, the researchers were able to infer cell death in specific tissues by looking at the unique chemical modifications (called methylation patterns) of circulating DNA that these dying cells release. Previously, it had not been possible to measure cell death in specific human tissues non-invasively.
Full article available here.
HADASSAH ATLANTA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS - A CENTURY OF SUCCESS
CENTENNIAL GALA CELEBRATION - October 30, 2016 Purchase tickets and sponsorships here. This is an event you won't want to miss!
HADASSAH/BREMAN MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENING and CENTENNIAL KICKOFF EVENT: The Atlanta Jewish Times writes… Hadassah Starts Yearlong Celebration: Hundreds of Hadassah members and supporters gathered at the Breman Museum on to launch a yearlong celebration of 100 years of the Zionist women’s organization in Atlanta.
Phyllis M. Cohen
Greater Atlanta Hadassah
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Photo from L to R:
Hadassah Southeastern's own Dr. Rachel Schonberger, Hadassah HMO Chair,
Dr. Dimitrios Karussis, MD, PhD, Senior Neurologist, HMO, JAMA Neurology Study Principal Investigator;
Chaim Lebovits, President & CEO, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics
Eropean Union Awards 4 million dollars for Human Trials with Revolutionary cardiac imaging PET agent developed by Hadassah Medical Organization researchers
The novel cardiac imaging technology will reduce the need for exploratory heart procedures. A project pioneered and led by Professor Eyal Mishani and the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Unit he heads at Hadassah Hospital have awarded a 4 million dollar research and development grant from the European union's Horizon 2020 program to begin human-trials in a new cardiac PET/CT tracer which is expected to cut the need for exploratory heart catheterization. There are more than a million diagnostic heart catheterizations in the United States every year, less than half of which show heart problems which require further treatment. Hadassah Medical Organization is the only hospital in the world to have this imaging agent, invented in the Hadassah laboratory. This radioactive substance -when injected in patients-accumulates in the heart and can lead to blood flow measurement to the heart non-invasively. The invention of this imaging agent heralds a new stage in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the world.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Over 70 Hadassah members and Associates from the Southeastern Region visited Israel in October 2012 for the national Hadassah Convention. Watch this slideshow for a glimpse of the fun had by all.
From our President
Dear Hadassah Friends,
Can it possibly be September already? It has been my privilege to be your president for almost 2 years and the time has flown by. It would be difficult for me to count the number of times I have proudly represented all of you I have always done so with great pride because Hadassah women around the world can always be counted upon to take action where and when it’s needed. I’d like to tell you about some others who have stood up to be counted.
Can you count to 3? A tripartite collaboration initiated by Hadassah Medical Center with Palestinian and German colleagues, dedicated to the discovery and characterization of congenital diseases of the immune system, has led to the discovery of a new genetic mutation, a new disease, and the first successful transplantation in the world to cure an ill child. Through this collaboration, “over 70 children have been diagnosed with specific immunodeficiency diseases and about 40 have received successful bone marrow transplants at Hadassah,” says Dr. Polina Stepensky, head of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Center in the Department of Pediatric Hemo-Oncology. Dr. Stepensky initiated the collaboration together with Dr. Prof Klaus Warnatz of the University of Freiburg and Dr. Omar Abu Zaitoun of Nablus. Over one hundred doctors, nurses, transplant coordinators, and technicians from hospitals all over Israel, the Palestinian Authority (Ramallah, Hebron, Bethehem, Jericho, Jenin) and the University of Freiburg attended a conference on this collaboration. In addition, the collaboration published a paper in the hematology journal Blood which was chosen as one of the top ten research articles of the year by this prestigious publication. Eager to continue with this research journey, Dr. Stepensky notes: “This collaboration is an amazing example of opening new horizons in science and medicine, finding new friends and, together, identifying new genes and new genetic mutations, along with the mechanisms through which these genes malfunction—with the end result of curing many children.”
Hadassah members and all registered American voters have the opportunity to stand and be counted on Tuesday, November 8. Notice I said “registered.” If you have recently moved, haven’t voted in awhile, want an absentee ballot this year, or have any other questions about your right to vote, I urge you to call then league of women voters. If you do this in September, you’ll have no trouble standing up and being counted in November.
Wishing you and all of your families a Healthy and Happy new year.There are so many wonderful trials in Hadassah, I feel sure that next year will bring more miracles.
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