Hadassah Child Psychiatrist Joins Israeli Mission To Sri Lanka; Advises Sri Lankan Mental Healthcare Professionals On Trauma-Related Stress In Children
Prof. Esti Galili, Director, Child and Adolescent Unit, Department of Psychiatry, at the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, flew to Sri Lanka earlier this week to contribute her expertise on the psychological care of Sri Lanka's traumatized children, many of whom were orphaned by the tsunami.
Hadassah Congratulates House for House for Passage of Stem Cell Bill
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, congratulates the House of Representatives on its courageous vote approving The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 810). The bill would override President Bush’s August 9, 2001 executive order limiting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research to stem cell lines derived before that date.
Hadassah Convention Sets Capital Example For Power Of Women 1,500 To Advocate On Hill; Roster Of Elected And Appointed Officials To Speak To 2,000 Delegates
With Washington, DC as its convention site, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will set a capital example for the power of women in the nation’s seat of government. One of the many highlights of the Hadassah National Convention, to be held July 17-20, will be a visit to Capitol Hill by some 1,500 Hadassah members from 37 states, who will hold more than 150 meetings with their own Members of Congress.
Hadassah Doctors Fly To Sri Lanka To Aid Tsunami Victims
Four doctors from the Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem left Israel for Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday to aid victims of an undersea earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia.
Hadassah Establishes Emergency Fund To Help Medical Professionals Volunteer Their Services In South Asia
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has set up a fund for South Asian tsunami relief. Money donated to Hadassah in the U.S. for this purpose will be used to assist a number of Hadassah staff physicians, nurses and other medical personnel who have volunteered to travel from Israel to Southeast Asia to provide their skilled services to the relief efforts.
Hadassah Establishes Program For Young Women To Take A Stand!
A newly established program at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is capturing the attention and imagination of its young leaders and donors: in one day at the recent annual convention, Take a Stand! raised $180,000.
Hadassah Establishes Relief Fund For Hurricane Victims
With many months of recovery and reconstruction work needed to repair the devastation left by Hurricane Charley, Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has launched a special appeal to raise assistance funds.
Hadassah Grieves Death Of Christopher Reeve
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, joins with all Americans in grieving the loss of Christopher Reeve, who even in the face of overwhelming physical disability maintained his courage of conviction and ability to act on it. We send his family our deepest condolences.
Hadassah Hails Federal Court Ruling Finding So-Called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban’ Unconstitutional
Hadassah applauds today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey (Southern District, New York) that finds the so-called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,' signed by President Bush last year, unconstitutional on the grounds that it does not include an exception permitting the banned procedure when necessary to preserve a woman’s health.
Hadassah Mourns Former National President June Walker
June Walker, former National President of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 2003 – 2007, has passed away after a long illness.
Hadassah Passes Resolution Calling For End To Trafficking Of Women
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, this week passed a resolution calling upon all nations to make the elimination of the trafficking of women a priority by strengthening anti-trafficking legislation, sharing information, aggressively prosecuting traffickers, and mounting public information campaigns.
Hadassah Pathologist Finds Anti-Inflamatory Drugs Effective In Preventing Liver Cancer
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective tools in preventing liver cancer, according to researchers at Hadassah Medical Center in the Ein Kerem suburb of Jerusalem and the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. The findings have been released today on the prestigious scientific journal Nature Web site, in the “Advanced On-Line Publication” site, prior to publication in a future issue of Nature.
Hadassah Plans SOS: State Of Stem Cells, Largest Ever Advocacy Day; Members Will Advocate In 42 State Capitals For Legislation To Provide Stem-Cell Research Funding
With state funding initiatives for embryonic stem cell research in the news almost daily, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is launching a major national initiative this spring to encourage state legislators across the U.S. to pass favorable stem-cell research laws in their states.
Hadassah Praises Senate Passage Of Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill Urges House Of Representatives To Quickly Follow Suit
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, praised the Senate for its unanimous approval (98-0) of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act” (S. 306). The Senate passed identical legislation in 2003 and had President Bush’s support, but the House of Representatives failed to act and the bill died when the last Congress adjourned.
Hadassah Research Reveals: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Predicted Through A Simple Blood Test
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have discovered that a simple blood test might enable psychiatrists to predict if a person will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while still in the emergency room, a few hours after the traumatic event occurred.
Hadassah Rolls Out Special Needs Training Wheels Program
In time for the new school year and the High Holidays, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has rolled out a dynamic and comprehensive nationwide Jewish education program for children with special needs.
Hadassah Salutes President Bush For Historic Signing Of GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, salutes President Bush for signing into law the “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act” (GINA) (H.R. 493). Hadassah also applauds Congress for its hard work in passing this historic legislation, as well as the leadership of the GINA’s chief sponsors, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sens. Olympia Snow (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and its co-sponsors.
Hadassah Supports Student Pro-Israel Efforts At Duke University
Concerned about the anti-Israel environment on college campuses, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has once again acted to ensure that Jewish students have the resources necessary to empower themselves in the face of intense pressure from Palestinian programming.
Hadassah Thanks House Of Representatives And Rep. Eric Cantor For Special Appropriation To Hadassah
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is extremely pleased that the House of Representatives today voted to approve HR 1268, making emergency supplemental appropriations. According to the House conference report, “the conferees recognize the importance of adequate healthcare for Palestinian women and children…and recommend $2,000,000 to support the healthcare activities of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.”
Hadassah Wishes Senator Kennedy Well
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, made a statement upon hearing the sad news of Senator Ted Kennedy's diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor.