Hadassah Celebrates 36th Class of International Public Health Graduates
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan with a few of the IMPH graduatesat the 36th annual graduation
Nineteen students from countries as diverse as Ethiopia and China were graduated this year from the International Masters in Public Health Program (IMPH) of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health.
The graduates, who will take on leadership roles in public health within their own countries, join the more than 700 graduates from 95 countries--each an ambassador for Israel as they bring their expertise back to their homelands.
One of the graduates this year, Dr. Ahmad Ali, hails from South Sudan. He is an AIDS specialist and plans to head a national program to raise public awareness about the disease when he returns home.
"We have a great deal of ignorance about Israel," Dr. Ali notes. "Today I can say that it is one of the best countries to live in."
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a
solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here
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