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Maryland Governor and President of University of Maryland, Baltimore Visit Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Pledge Cooperation with Faculty of Medicine

23/04/2013

 

 

A delegation led by the Governor of the State of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, pledged cooperation with the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine during a visit to the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine today. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Dr. Jay Perman. 
 
The delegation's visit included a discussion of avenues of cooperation between the two universities in the evolving National Institute for Research in Military Medicine, a joint project of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and the IDF Medical Corps. It also included a visit to a trauma unit and the famed Chagall Windows at Hadassah Hospital. A full agenda of the visit can be seen at http://bit.ly/md130423.
 
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said: "Thank you for the collaborations that you've entered into. I look forward to growing these collaborations in order to strengthen our shared ties. The jobs of today and the jobs of the future are created through the innovations that we bring forward for the security and health of our people, the innovations that we bring forward in terms of the education and skills of our people, and the innovations that we bring forward that improve the sustainability of our way of life. That is how we feed, fuel and heal our state and this world of ours."
 
Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson said: "This is an important agreement between two institutions that are very strong academically, with a breadth of research spanning many areas, as well as deep and proven capabilities developed over the course of many years. Currently the Hebrew University sends continuing education students to the University of Maryland and they send their students to us. The purpose of today's meeting is to broaden this relationship to other areas of cooperation, and already we have found more than one area in the Faculty of Medicine where our two organizations can interact. There is great potential here for us all to benefit."
 
Dr. Jay Perman, President of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, said: "The memorandum says that we are committed to talking with each other about areas in which we have common interest and common strengths. And with the signing of the memorandum I will come back to my institution and begin discussions with my deans – our deans of medicine, of nursing, and of dentistry – and say, 'Here is what I learned at the Hebrew University, and here are the opportunities for us,' – in order to have further, more detailed discussions." 
 
According to Prof. Eran Leitersdorf, Dean of the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine: "This is one of the highest-level visits to the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine in recent years. Not only did we host the Governor of Maryland, but also the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, who led a delegation with clear objectives. They are to forge a connection between the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital, one the one hand, and the University of Maryland on the other, in areas of mutual interest, such as trauma medicine, military medicine, and the development of new areas of academia and research. Another objective is to involve the University of Maryland in all areas of research at the National Institute for Research in Military Medicine that is being created. If we succeed in linking our two universities via the Memorandum of Understanding that the two presidents signed today, this will be an important accomplishment."
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Maryland Governor and President of University of Maryland, Baltimore Visit Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Pledge Cooperation with Faculty of Medicine