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Prof. Yosef Yarden, “among the most important cancer researchers in the world,” is receiving the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Science Research. Prof. Yarden discovered the function of an enzyme that leads to cancer, a finding that laid the foundation for the development of new cancer treatments. The Israel Prize is considered the country’s highest honor.
The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Adi Shamir, a legendary pioneer in cryptography and online security, was one of three scientists to receive the 2017 Japan Prize. The award honors scientists and engineers “who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”
For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.
2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science’s gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program’s success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
Shari-Lynn Odzer and daughter Jamie both took part in the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which attracts talented high-school graduates from all over the world. The summer before college, the lucky few who were accepted arrive on the Weizmann campus to conduct basic research alongside the scientists. This past summer, as the Sun-Sentinel reports, a third Odzer woman took part: younger daughter Nicole.
Prof. Zelig Eshhar, whose basic research led to the creation of cancer-killing T-cells, is one of six scientists to receive a 2016 Novartis Prize for Immunology. Announced and granted by the healthcare and pharma company, the prestigious prizes are “awarded every three years for breakthrough contributions to the fields of basic and clinical immunology.”
The 37th Annual Telly Awards, a highly-respected international competition recognizing outstanding films and videos, has awarded the American Committee with a Bronze Telly for its film "Project-Based Fundraising."
The Midwest Region hosted the 6th Annual Women for Science Luncheon, an inspiring event honoring women who change lives. The program included a presentation by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Karina Yaniv, and recognized the 2016 Vision and Impact Award honoree Dr. Janice Feinberg.
Profs. Tamar Flash and Shimon Ullman are among six Israelis elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As The Jerusalem Post says, the Weizmann scientists are in the “236th class of distinguished members in the academy, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, artists, business and philanthropic leaders.
The Lymphatic Education & Research Network has announced that it is awarding its prestigious Wendy Chaite Leadership Award to Weizmann’s Dr. Karina Yaniv. With funding support from the organization, Dr. Yaniv recently showed – for the first time – how the lymphatic system develops. The award will be presented on March 23 by actor Kathy Bates.