The Philadelphia Roots of a Garden in the Negev Desert

Dr. Alton Sutnick and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Photo from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Dr. Alton Sutnick and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. Photo from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

David Ben-Gurion’s vision for “making the desert bloom” was further fulfilled when an area outside the Ben-Gurion University’s (BGU) Faculty of Health Sciences was dedicated as Mona’s Garden. The dedication, which was in memory of Dr. Mona Sutnick, took place during the annual gathering for the BGU Board of Governors meeting. [Read more…]

Ben-Gurion University and Fox Chase Cancer Center Partnership Symposium

Dr. Jeffrey Adams, president of Focus Biomolecules and cosponsor of the symposium; Dr. Robert Zipkin; Dr. Ken Harris, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Adams, president of Focus Biomolecules and cosponsor of the symposium; Dr. Robert Zipkin; Dr. Ken Harris

Researchers and interested supporters from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) recently met in a mini-symposium to report on some of the collaborative research the two institutions have been conducting. This program, which took place at Fox Chase, was entitled “Current Science, Future Goals and Shared Objectives.” It was the most recent of the many conferences and symposia the two research centers have conducted since formalizing an affiliation agreement in 2008 to join forces in the battle against cancer. This agreement was made possible by the Philadelphia Chapter of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University (AABGU), a nonprofit organization that supports BGU by raising awareness about the institution throughout the United States. [Read more…]