Faculty of Medicine Newsletter 46 (July 22 - August 4, 2021)

לניוזלטרים בעברית לחץ כאן.

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This issue of the Newsletter is dedicated to our 92 MD students who can now call themselves Doctor!

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For more details about the 62 graduates from the four-year track (fifth graduating class) and 30 graduates from the three-year track (sixth graduating class) see here and here. For pictures see here and here.

Mann/Yovel Families Support 25 Medical Studentsmann yovel plaque

Tzipora and Meron Mann and families were hosted at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine on July 22, 2021, at a joyous ceremony to thank them for their support of 25 medical students, who have committed to participate in community service. The scholarship is in memory of Tzipora's parents, Yaacov, a Holocaust survivor, and Rivka Yovel, and their son Dr. Israel (Roli) Yovel who passed away prematurely of cancer.  Full article here.

ISF Grants Awarded to Four Faculty Researchers

Congratulations to the following researchers for winning the prestigious ISF grant.

Dr. David Enshell-Seijffers: The Hdac1/2-p53-beta-catenin triad in the mesenchymal niche of  the hair follicle in regulating stem cell and progenitor activity during homeostasis and stress

Dr. Hava Gil-Henn: An integrative approach for elucidating the role of Pyk2 in cancer metastasis

Prof. Omry Koren: The role of the gut microbiota in food allergies

Dr. Meir Shamay: Investigating the role of transposable elements in Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated herpesvirus latency

Full article here.

ISF grant recipients




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Reminder that publications by Azrieli faculty are generally posted in chronological order based on publication date, per PubMed listings. If you have published an article recently that appears on PubMed but that was not listed in a Newsletter, I apologize, and please do let me know.

  • Doron Sagi, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Ligat Daudi, Mary Catharine Joy Rudolf: Teaching plain language to medical students: improving communication with disadvantaged patients (BMC Med Educ .)
  • Elon Glassberg: Data Empowerment of Decision Makers in an Era of Pandemic 'Classic' and Artificial Intelligence Intersection In the Service of Medicine (J Med Internet Res .)
  • Sondra Turjerman, Omry Koren: Pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Upper Respiratory Tract and Its Relation to Breath Volatile Organic Compounds (mSystems .)
  • Amiel A Dror, Asaf Zigron, Mona Shehadeh, Eyal Sela, Samer Srouji: Unified platform for genetic and serological detection of COVID-19 with single-molecule technology (PLoS One .)
  • Wisam Sbeit, Anas Kadah, Amir Shahin, Tawfik Khoury: Same day endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography immediately after endoscopic ultrasound for choledocholithiasis is feasible, safe and cost-effective (Scand J Gastroenterol . )
  • Guy Journo, Anuj Ahuja, Yonatan Eran, Meir Shamay: Global CpG DNA Methylation Footprint in Kaposi's Sarcoma (Front Cell Infect Microbiol . )
  • I Abu El-Naaj: The impact of lymph node density as a predictive factor for survival and recurrence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg .)
  • Tal Brosh-Nissimov, Avi Peretz: Dynamics of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Israel in Children and Adults in the PCV13 Era: A Nationwide Prospective Surveillance (Clin Infect Dis . )
  • Chaim Putterman: 3-hydroxy-L-kynurenamine is an immunomodulatory biogenic amine (Nat Commun .)

Faculty News 

See the three opening stories.

Faculty Exposure

מדפסת תלת מימד ביולוגית ראשונה מסוגה במאכז הרפואי לגליל (פרופ' סאמר סרוג'י)

ידיעות אחרונות: משפחת הרופאים

kolhamada.isf.org.il: כשהעצם והשריר נחלשים יחד פגיעות גנטיות עלולות לגרום לדלדול שריר ועצם במקביל (פרופ' דוד קרסיק)

editor99.com: Experts: the third dose of the vaccine for the elderly may not help, but it will not hurt either (Prof. Michael Edelstein)

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New pictures uploaded to the website: Graduation - MD (July 2021)