The Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israel’s predominant source of competitive grants for basic research, just announced its 2008 allocations and Hadassah is once again at the top! The table below confirms Hadassah’s leading position in medical research among Israel’s hospitals:

Number of Grants Hospital
2008 2007 2006
12 10 5 Hadassah Medical Organization
8 5 6 All Other Hospitals
3 4 1 Sheba
1 0 1 Sourasky
2 0 2 Rambam
0 0 0 Barzilai
1 1 0 Rabin / Shnaider
0 0 0 Shaare Zedek
1 0 0 Herzog
0 0 0 Carmel
0 0 1 Assaf Ha’Rofe
0 0 1 Soroka

The 12 winning research projects span many medical fields, such as kidney diseases, asthma, inflammatory and cancerous processes, diabetes, ophthalmologic diseases, and chronic pain. It’s important to note that most of these research projects were submitted and will be conducted by young physicians/researchers, who will be the next generation of leaders at the Hadassah Medical Center. It is likely that some of these explorations will ripen in the coming years into medical discoveries and breakthroughs.

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