Faculty of Medicine Newsletter 58 (February 11-24, 2022)

ניוזלטרים בעברית, כאן.

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Do You Know Anyone Who Just Applied for the MD Program? Applications for Ilanot Are Still Being AcceptedIlanot

Applications for the new Ministry of Health competitive Ilanot medical leadership program in the Galilee, will be accepted through the end of March 2022.

Incoming students (applicants) are encouraged to apply for Ilanot in parallel to Azrieli. If you know any applicants, please help us spread the word, so they don’t miss this excellent opportunity…

It’s Application, Interview, and Exam Season!

We wish the best of success to our current and future students, whether they are at the application phase, the interview stage, or elbow-deep in exams. Again, hat-tip to our team of energetic and supportive staff for making this season run smoothly.

Azrieli and Bar-Ilan University Open HousesBIU cup

  • The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine held a Zoom Open House on February 9, 2022. Thank you to Administrative Deputy to the Associate Dean of Medical Education, Sharon Mines, who led the event. The evening opened with a few words by the Dean, Prof. Karl Skorecki; the Associate Dean of Medical Education, Prof. Eric Shinwell; the Vice Dean of Pre-Clinical Studies, Prof. Daniel Glikman; and the head of the four-year track application committee, Prof. Itay Onn. The potential students then went to separate "rooms" to meet with current students for a Q&A session.
  • Bar-Ilan University held a two-day Zoom Open House on February 18 and 20, 2022. The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine held well-attended 2-hour sessions for prospective MD as well as graduate degree students. Thank you to the speakers Prof. Daniel Glikman, Vice Dean Pre-clinical Studies, and Prof. Meital Gal-Tanamy who heads the Graduate Degree Committee, as well as Prof. Omry Koren and Dr. Orly Avni who shared about their research. Hanni Rubin and Shlomit Nishri were online to answer questions, as were current students (Hana Abu Rabia  Samer Ayoub, Michael Gendler, Lihi Grinberg, Inna Naigertsik, Natalia Saleev), who kindly volunteered their time during this busy season.

To Tweet or Not to TweetTwitter

The Bar-Ilan U. marketing department offered a very informative Zoom seminar on February 21, 2022 regarding the proper use of Twitter. It was attended by several Azrieli researchers.

The speakers stressed that as of the outbreak of Covid-19, Twitter has become more and more popular and influential – and our researchers are encouraged to make use of this important social media platform.


As we open the new semester, stay tuned for a new line-up of weekly Faculty Seminars, which will be posted here.

In addition, on March 8, 2022, Dr. Sivan Spitzer will be moderating a Bar-Ilan U. Zoom event in honor of International Women’s Day. Hebrew flyer at the end of this newsletter.



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.


  • Jacob Bornstein, Eilam Palzur: Vulvodynia: a neuroinflammatory pain syndrome originating in pelvic visceral nerve plexuses due to mechanical factors (Arch Gynecol Obstet .)
  • Irith Weissman, Efrat Shuster Biton, Limor Kalfon, Ayalla Fedida, Elite Arnon-Sheleg, Tzipora C Falik Zaccai: A Founder Mutation in EHD1 Presents with Tubular Proteinuria and Deafness (J Am Soc Nephrol .)
  • Michael Edelstein: Providing early indication of regional anomalies in COVID-19 case counts in England using search engine queries (Sci Rep .)
  • Maya Frank Wolf, Maayan Ben-Nun, Inshirah Sgayer, Oleg Shnaider, Alaa Aiob, Marwan Odeh, Jacob Bornstein: The association between acute lower abdominal pain over a previous caesarean scar and uterine rupture (J Obstet Gynaecol .)
  • Tawfik Khoury, Wisam Sbeit: Fatty Pancreas and Pancreatic Cancer: An Overlooked Association? (J Clin Med .)
  • Rachel Weitzman, Ortal Calfon-Peretz, Trishna Saha, Naamah Bloch, Karin Ben Zaken, Abraham O Samson: Resistance to Antimalarial Monotherapy Is Cyclic (J Clin Med . )
  • Maria Elias, Itay Onn: Disrupting the MAD2L2-Rev1 Complex Enhances Cell Death upon DNA Damage (Molecules . )
  • Tawfik Khoury, Amir Mari: The impact of ethnicity on chronic hepatitis B infection course and outcome: big data analysis from Israel (Ethn Health .)
  • Lior Lowenstein: The efficacy and safety of a single maintenance laser treatment for stress urinary incontinence: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial (Int Urogynecol J .)
  • Ayelet Shai: Breast cancer complications during the covid-19 pandemic - lessons learnt (Harefuah . )
  • Miriam Ethel Bentwich, Nehora Amar-Gavrilman: To debate or not to debate? Examining the contribution of debating when studying medical ethics in small groups (BMC Med Educ .)
  • Nomy Dickman: Social Positioning of Arab Female Students in a Culturally Homogeneous Space in the Context of Leadership, Equality, and Gender Rights (מפגש)

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