It's a vignette of Hadassah's long history intertwining with the development of the Jewish state: recently, Jacksonville Chapter President Leah Ben-Yehuda and her husband Rabbi Eliezer paid a visit to Hadassah Medical Organization on the day before the birthday of his famous great-great grandfather of the same name, who was the founder of the Modern Hebrew language's resurrection. It also happened to be the day after Hadassah Founder Henrietta Szold's birthday.
"My grandmother, the widow of my famous grandfather, and Henrietta Szold were friends," said Rabbi Ben-Yehuda. Leah Ben-Yehuda had an intensive tour of the campus, including the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, the Bloomberg Mother and Child and the Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine. Visiting the new Ethel Herzstein Heritage Center, the interactive museum of Hadassah's illustrious past, Ben-Yehuda said, "This is the just the beginning," said Ben-Yehuda.
"We are looking forward to a new generation of Hadassah women bringing their energy and creativity to the project. "
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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