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Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director-General of Israel's National Insurance Institute, 29 June 2012.
Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director-General of Israel's National Insurance Institute, Chairman of Hadasit, Hadassah's Technology Transfer Company, and former Director-General of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem addressed a private reception were he shared his experiences and discussed “From Lab to Bedside - Israel’s Medical Research Success”. This reception was generously hosted by NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.
Mor-Yosef has recently been appointed Director General of Bituach Leumi, Israel's National Insurance Institute - the largest non-government entity in Israel providing a wide range of services including pensions, health insurance, unemployment payments, monthly child supplements and disability insurance. He is in Australia for the launch of AUSiMED, the Australia Israel Medical Research initiative, of which he is a Patron.
Previously, in his 38 years at Hadassah Hospital from student to Director-General, Mor-Yosef is credited with the creation of an atmosphere of excellence and emphasizing the importance of translational medical research for implementing at the bedside. Mor-Yosef has made an indelible mark on public medicine in Israel.
He initiated a unique program for young specialists-in-training to have free time for research. He approved new technologies such as the implantation of an electronic brain implant to cope with tremors, surgical robots, and experimental treatments for multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, to name a few.
Mor-Yosef pushed for the building of Hadassah’s Biotech Park, where startup companies develop new medical technologies for marketing.
Mor-Yosef has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has served on the faculty of several universities and boards of various organisations and companies. He is presently Chairman of Hadasit, HMO's Technology Transfer Company, and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research.
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