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Four Fulbright alumni among 2021 ERC Starting Grants

The European Union has announced the recipients of its 2021 ERC Starting Grants, which include four Fulbright alumni: Prof. Nir Bitansky (Fulbright Doctoral fellow 2011), Dr. Shay Solomon  (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2016), Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015) and Dr. Asaf Vivante (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2013). Congratulations!

Prof. Nir Bitansky a faculty member at Tel Aviv University's School of Computer Science.

Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Materials and Interfaces in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Dr. Shay Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. 

Dr. Asaf Vivante is a Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Sheba Medical Center

To read more about the grants, click here.

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Fulbright Alumna, Dr. Rachel Sarig, among researchers who discover new species of human.

Israeli researchers, among them Dr. Rachel Sarig, 2007 Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation fellow at Cleveland Museum, currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, have identified an unknown type of ancient human that lived more than 100,000 years ago, which they named the "Nesher Ramla Homo type". 

To read more click here.

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Fulbright Alumna Mona Khoury-Kassabri was appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Mona-Khoury Kassabri, 2002 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Dean of  School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity. It's the first time an Arab woman will held a VP position at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Fulbright Alum Professor Manuel Trajtenberg to Head INSS

Congratulations Professor Trajtenberg on being selected by the INSS Board of Directors to head the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

Professor Trajtenberg was a Fulbright Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1985.

To read more about the new appointment, click here.

Photo credit: Yossi Zamir

 

Fulbright Alum Professor Zelig Eshhar Receives 2021 Dan David Prize

Congratulations to Professor Zelig Eshhar on being awarded the 2021 Dan David Prize in Molecular Medicine.

Prof. Eshhar was a Fulbright Researcher at Harvard University in 1973. Today he is the Marshall and Renette Ezralow Professor of Chemical and Cellular Immunology at Weizmann Institute of Science.

To read more about Professor Eshhar's work click here.

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Four Fulbright alumni among 2021 ERC Starting Grants

The European Union has announced the recipients of its 2021 ERC Starting Grants, which include four Fulbright alumni: Prof. Nir Bitansky (Fulbright Doctoral fellow 2011), Dr. Shay Solomon  (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2016), Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2015) and Dr. Asaf Vivante (Fulbright Post-doctoral fellow 2013). Congratulations!

Prof. Nir Bitansky a faculty member at Tel Aviv University's School of Computer Science.

Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Materials and Interfaces in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Dr. Shay Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. 

Dr. Asaf Vivante is a Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Sheba Medical Center

To read more about the grants, click here.

Sarig
Fulbright Alumna, Dr. Rachel Sarig, among researchers who discover new species of human.

Israeli researchers, among them Dr. Rachel Sarig, 2007 Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation fellow at Cleveland Museum, currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, have identified an unknown type of ancient human that lived more than 100,000 years ago, which they named the "Nesher Ramla Homo type". 

To read more click here.

Mona-Khoury Kassabri
Fulbright Alumna Mona Khoury-Kassabri was appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Mona-Khoury Kassabri, 2002 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Dean of  School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been appointed VP of Strategy and Diversity. It's the first time an Arab woman will held a VP position at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

מנואל טרכטנברג
Fulbright Alum Professor Manuel Trajtenberg to Head INSS

Congratulations Professor Trajtenberg on being selected by the INSS Board of Directors to head the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

Professor Trajtenberg was a Fulbright Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1985.

To read more about the new appointment, click here.

Photo credit: Yossi Zamir

 

Fulbright Alum Professor Zelig Eshhar Receives 2021 Dan David Prize

Congratulations to Professor Zelig Eshhar on being awarded the 2021 Dan David Prize in Molecular Medicine.

Prof. Eshhar was a Fulbright Researcher at Harvard University in 1973. Today he is the Marshall and Renette Ezralow Professor of Chemical and Cellular Immunology at Weizmann Institute of Science.

To read more about Professor Eshhar's work click here.

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