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    Ellen Merlo Elected Chair and Dr. Jay A. Levy Elected President of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

    The Board of Directors of the American Committee has elected Ellen Merlo of New York as the new Chair and Dr. Jay A. Levy of California as President. They succeed outgoing Chairman Lawrence S. Blumberg of New York and President Pennie Abramson of Washington, D.C. The new officers will lead efforts to raise support for the Weizmann Institute.

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    $100 Million to Fight Israeli Brain Drain

    The Jewish Week covers philanthropist Mortimer Zuckerman's $100 million initiative ""to fight Israeli brain drain,"" with a focus on STEM fields and strengthening U.S.-Israeli intellectual exchange. The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program will send U.S. scholars to the leading Israeli universities – including the Weizmann Institute.

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    Richard Price's Personal Story Brings Weizmann Gala Crowd to its Feet

    Richard Price, honoree of the Midwest Region's 2015 Gala, brought 800 guests to their feet with the story of his son's struggle with mental illness and why he supports the Weizmann Institute. The American Committee event raised over $1.8 million, including funds to help establish a Weizmann scholarship for brain research in Price's name.

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    Weizmann Grants Help Young Women PhDs Rise in Ranks as Scientists

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports on the most recent awards by the Weizmann Institute's program to support Israeli women postdocs. Funded by donors, the grants enable these outstanding scientists to pursue their research at labs abroad. Since 2007, a total of 96 awards have been granted, with the goal of increasing the number of women in science.

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    Juvenile Diabetes Research Gets Shot in the Arm

    Thanks to a Massachusetts family committed to fighting type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and helping Israel, five Israeli research teams will receive funding for their diabetes-related studies. The scientists include the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michael Walker, Dr. Yoav Soen, and Prof. Yehiel Zick.

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    The Importance of Basic Research

    While it is a plus that scientists like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have rock star status, Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates is concerned that the value of basic science research is getting overlooked. Her HuffPost commentary cites Weizmann as an example of how basic research done right can be profitable.

  • Singer Einat Sarouf Leads A Hora At Weizmann Institute Gala

    Masha Leon dishes about the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science's recent gala. Held at the legendary Pierre, it honored Sara and Prof. Michael Sela, a former Weizmann president and scientist who co-developed Copaxone®. The black-tie affair included remarks by Prof. Yadin Dudai and a sing-along led by Einat Sarouf.

  • Former 'Village Fool' Takes the Prize

    Prof. Ada Yonath, one of Israel's most distinguished scientists, was long treated ""like the village fool"" by colleagues who had doubts about her findings in the rather obscure and complex field of ribosomal crystallography. Now, she has won one of the world's most prestigious prizes - the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

  • Broadcom Foundation Supports Race to the Moon in Google Lunar X Prize Competition with Israel's SpaceIL Project

    The donation to the Weizmann Institute will support SpaceIL, a non-profit mounting a submission for the $30M Lunar X Prize. The foundation selected this project for its use of the competition to excite Israeli youth about science, technology, engineering, and math.

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