Culture & Community

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services to Collaborate

The two aim to establish the Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health

• TAGS: Collaborations, Leadership, Community, Children

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(l-r) Prof. Alon Chen, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s Medical Center, signed a memorandum of understanding

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 29, 2020—The Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding today on a collaborative biomedical research initiative. The “Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health” will be jointly established by the two entities. The anticipated fields of research include oncology, neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition, and metabolism. Other fields of research may be agreed upon in the future.

The initiative arose from collaborative research activities with the participation of researchers from both institutions, which led to a common interest in investigating growth and development processes in children and young people, and in discovering new ways of preventing and treating diseases.

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The Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine on the Weizmann Institute campus

The two institutions will act both together and separately to raise the funds needed to support this collaborative effort.

Prof. Alon Chen, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, says: “The main mission of the Weizmann Institute of Science is basic science that is driven by the scientists’ curiosity. Many aim to better understand processes in nature, especially those in the human body, and experience has shown us that this sort of basic research can lead to the development of new medical technologies, drugs, and methods of treatment. In the past few years, and now as we internalize the lessons of corona, we have put extra effort into shortening the bridge that connects scientific ideas to medical applications. As well, it is important for scientists to learn from physicians about medical areas that need scientific attention. Creating collaborations between scientists and physicians can speed that transfer and enable all of us – researchers and doctors – to use our knowledge and abilities for the benefit of humanity.”

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Plan for a new wing of Schneider Children’s Medical Center

Prof. Joseph Press, Director of the Schneider Children’s Medical Center, says: “Since it was founded, Schneider Children’s Medical Center has been known in the medical community in Israel and around the world for its diverse clinical expertise and its groundbreaking research – which have led to international collaborations with top medical establishments. I am proud of these research activities, both in Israel and abroad; the innovative techniques we developed and our achievements over the years. I believe that research is what makes the difference between a good hospital and an excellent hospital; and I am certain that this connection between the Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center will lead to research into the development of new treatments that will give hope to numerous children around the world.”

Culture & Community

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services to Collaborate

The two aim to establish the Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health

• TAGS: Collaborations , Leadership , Community , Children

Contract Sign Schneider Small
(l-r) Prof. Alon Chen, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s Medical Center, signed a memorandum of understanding

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 29, 2020—The Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding today on a collaborative biomedical research initiative. The “Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health” will be jointly established by the two entities. The anticipated fields of research include oncology, neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition, and metabolism. Other fields of research may be agreed upon in the future.

The initiative arose from collaborative research activities with the participation of researchers from both institutions, which led to a common interest in investigating growth and development processes in children and young people, and in discovering new ways of preventing and treating diseases.

G INCPM
The Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine on the Weizmann Institute campus

The two institutions will act both together and separately to raise the funds needed to support this collaborative effort.

Prof. Alon Chen, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, says: “The main mission of the Weizmann Institute of Science is basic science that is driven by the scientists’ curiosity. Many aim to better understand processes in nature, especially those in the human body, and experience has shown us that this sort of basic research can lead to the development of new medical technologies, drugs, and methods of treatment. In the past few years, and now as we internalize the lessons of corona, we have put extra effort into shortening the bridge that connects scientific ideas to medical applications. As well, it is important for scientists to learn from physicians about medical areas that need scientific attention. Creating collaborations between scientists and physicians can speed that transfer and enable all of us – researchers and doctors – to use our knowledge and abilities for the benefit of humanity.”

Schneider Wing
Plan for a new wing of Schneider Children’s Medical Center

Prof. Joseph Press, Director of the Schneider Children’s Medical Center, says: “Since it was founded, Schneider Children’s Medical Center has been known in the medical community in Israel and around the world for its diverse clinical expertise and its groundbreaking research – which have led to international collaborations with top medical establishments. I am proud of these research activities, both in Israel and abroad; the innovative techniques we developed and our achievements over the years. I believe that research is what makes the difference between a good hospital and an excellent hospital; and I am certain that this connection between the Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center will lead to research into the development of new treatments that will give hope to numerous children around the world.”