Medicine: Prof. Israel Amirav, of BIU's Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee and a pediatric pulmonologist at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, was awarded the top prize for research at the CIPP International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonologist in Bangkok, Thailand.
ISF Grant: Several faculty members at BIU's Gonda Brain Research Center won an Israel Science Foundation Grant (ISF) this year. Dr. Gal Chechik won for his work "Spatio-temporal patterns of the mammalian neural transcriptome". Dr. Alon Korngreen won for his work titled "Magnetic stimulation of cellular and synaptic elements of the CNS." Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman , Prof. Eli Vakil and Prof. Aron Weller. all also of BIU's Department of Psychology, won for their work "Self-evaluation in social anxiety", "Specific procedural Learning difficulties among individuals with developmental dyslexia: the effects of modality and nature of stimuli", and "Epigenetic programming and reprogramming of hypothalamic mechanisms that regulate feeding and obesity" respectively.
Publication: Dr. Raz Chen-Morris of the Program for Science, Technology and Society, won the Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the best article published in the Journal of the History of Ideas, for his article "Baroque Optics and the Disappearance of the Observer: From Kepler's Optics to Descartes' Doubt."
Archaeology: Prof. Aren Maeir, of BIU's Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology and Director of the Tel Es Safi Excavation, was appointed Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute.
Drug Administration: Prof. Jonathan Rabinowitz, of BIU's
Chemistry: Prof. Doron Aurbach, of the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, is the recipient of the 2011 ICS Prize of Excellence, for his seminal research on non-aqueous electrochemistry, development of rechargeable magnesium batteries, and for the development of novel spectro-electrochemical tools for the study of reactive electrochemical systems.
Medical Research: Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, of Bar-Ilans Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Nano Photonics Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), was awarded the prestigious "Leon and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research" for the academic year 2010/2011 for his research on Multi-Functional Bio-Medical Micro Probe.
Life Sciences: Prof. Yosef (Yossi) Steinberger, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, is the recipient of a Professional Achievement Award from the Soil Ecology Society (SES). The prize was awarded at the 2011 SES meeting, held at the University of British Columbia.
L'Ordre des Palmes Académiques: Prof. Rami Benbenishty, of the School of Social Work, was Knighted by the French government to the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms), which recognizes the accomplishments of for academics, cultural and educational figures.
Fullbright Fellowships: Robby Nadler and Jacob Newberry, both from BIU's Creative Writing Program, have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Their projects include documenting (in poetry) the GLBT community in Israel, and interviewing contemporary Christian pilgrims in Israel, respectively.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Prof. Yosef Steinberger, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, and Executive Board Member of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES), received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Soil Ecology Society.
Prof. Steinberger is the Terrestrial and Soil Ecology lab at Bar-Ilan.
UN Appointment: Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Director of the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the Advancement of Women's Status at Bar-Ilan University, was reelected as the Vice-President of the UN experts Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Material Science: Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken and Prof. Doron Aurbach, both of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), were included in the ISI International list for Highly Cited Researchers in the field of Material Science. They were the only Israeli scientists to be included in this prestigious list in the year of 2011.
Optical Technology: Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, of the Faculty of Engineering, has received the international SAOT (School of Advanced Optical Technologies) Research Award for 2011. The Research Award in Optical Technologies is an international prize bestowed annually by the German Federal and State governments through the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Germany, to an outstanding young scientist with a proven record in the field of optics, photonics and optical technologies. In addition to the prize itself the award laureate receives the formal status of a Guest Professor in the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).
Medical Devices: Bar-Ilan researchers developed a medical device enabling doctors to monitor, in real time, tissue viability in patients who are hospitalized in intensive care units or under surgical procedures. The rights to the device were recently purchased by Critisense.
Chemistry: Dr. Arie Lev Gruzman of the Chemistry Department received an award for his work with EFSD, the European foundation for Diabetes research.
Medical Grants: Recipients of the 2011 Joint Bar-Ilan University & Tel Hashomer (Sheba) Medical Center Grant - Prof. Ron Goldstein, Prof. Ramit Mehr, and Dr. Cyrille Cohen, all from BIU's Faculty of Life Sciences.
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