The criteria for grant selection included:
Scientific journal publications (both quantity and quality)
Competitive research grants received (totalling more than $150,000)
Participation in international conferences in Israel
Elected to a non-profit organization (either Academic or Social enterprise)
Winner of national awards
Involved in public activities and the community outside the hospital
The grants are intended to promote the excellent research activity of the investigator.
Eleven applications of the highest calibre were received from a spread of researchers to doctors. The internal committee, chaired by Professor Michal Lotem, were challenged to select the best of the impressive group of applicants.
We are proud to announce the four winners who will receive the inaugural award, mainly due to their publications in prestigious journals in the past year:
Dr. Polina Stepensky
Dr. Shahar Arzy
Dr. Ronen Durst
Dr. Hamutal Gur-Erenfeld
The grants will be awarded in a dedicated ceremony after Passover.