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Healthcare in Northern Israel Takes
A Giant Leap Forward With The
Opening Of Bar-Ilan University's
New Medical School

Launching of Site 1 This Fall Will Begin to:

  • Improve the sub-standard level of healthcare in the Galilee;
  • Bolster the North's economy;
  • Enhance the Jewish population in this strategically important part of Israel;
  • Bring back "rising stars" in the medical sciences —
       creating a brain-gain instead of the current brain-drain.

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BIU Medical School Action Update

Volume 1, Number 1, Summer 2011

We've put together this Medical School Action Update to get you caught up on the latest developments as BIU prepares for the opening of its new Medical School.

News, articles, faculty profiles, the latest 'Buzz' about the Medical School "in the news", and much more!

This PDF file brings it all together for you to read, print, or download »


Learn More About BIU's New Medical School:

Featured Story:

Planting a Tree of Health in the Galilee

The ultimate goal is for "Tree of the Galilee" graduates to "integrate a deep knowledge of the scientific basis of medicine with the best clinical skills, all while teaching doctors to be empathetic" says Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa in this Jerusalem Post interview »

Dr. Daniel Barkan: From NYC to the Galilee

For someone accustomed to working amidst the urban bustle of New York City, the transition to the pastoral hills of northern Israel might seem like entering another world. But moving between worlds is a natural for Medical School faculty member Dr. Daniel Barkan... Read more »

BIU's New Med School Receives 100's of Applications from Students & Lecturers

Bar-Ilan's new Medical School, due to open in Safed in the northern Galilee in October 2011, has already received hundreds of applications from students and lecturers hoping to study and work in the first new medical school to open in Israel in 37 years. Gideon Sa'ar, Education Minister and Chair of the Council for Higher Education, has recommended in response to this large number of applications that preparations for the Medical School be sped up due to the importance of the project. Read more »

Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Luc A. Montagnier to Join Medical School Faculty

Prof. Luc A. Montagnier, the French virologist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of HIV, will become a permanent visiting professor at Bar-Ilan University's new Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee. Learn more »

Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa Chosen to Head New Medical School

When Bar-Ilan University was tapped to build Israel's fifth medical school in the Galilee city of Safed, it needed a leader who was an academic physician, renowned researcher and proven administrator. Bar-Ilan found all three in Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa. Learn more »

Bar-Ilan's New Medical School in Safed "Will Change North"

"This will launch one of the most important projects in the State of Israel today, one that will create strategic change in the Galilee. It will create 5,000 more jobs directly and tens of thousands more indirectly." Read the Jerusalem Post article here »

Bar-Ilan University Announces the Opening of New Medical School

Bar-Ilan University is establishing a Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee which will integrate medical innovation with cutting-edge research, dedicated to servicing the community of northern Israel.

BIU announcement of the medical school opening. Read the announcement here »

The Council for Higher Education selects BIU to launch the new school to be located in the northern Galilee. Details here »

To read more articles on the BIU website about Bar-Ilan's breakthrough research in Medicine & Life Sciences — an important factor in Bar-Ilan's selection to sponsor Israel's first new Medical School in 37 yearsclick here »


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