Jefferson Israel Center
The Jefferson Israel Center was formally launched in June 2018 at a press conference held at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem. Since 2013, Thomas Jefferson University has cultivated a series of meaningful collaborative ties in Israel that set the stage for the Jefferson Israel Center launch and Jefferson and the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA) jointly signing on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the MOU the IIA commits $1 million to Israeli biotech start-ups for the primary purpose of expanding product development and validation within the Jefferson Health ecosystem.
Zvi Grunwald, MD, FASA
James D. Wentzler Professor and Emeritus Chair of Anesthesiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
- Louis & Fannie Tolz Program for Weizmann Institute of Sciences (WIS)-Thomas Jefferson University Collaboration in Systems & Computational Biology
Launched in January 2013, this program has funded nine collaborative pairs of Jefferson-WIS scientists.
- Hebrew University-Jefferson Research Collaborative
Launched in May 2015, this program has funded five collaborative pairs of Jefferson-HU scientists.
- Sheba Medical Center: Smart and Healthy Cities, Rehabilitation Research, Population Health and other collaborative research programs
- Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School: collaboration with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College
- Weizmann Institute of Sciences
- Shenkar College of Engineering and Design: Architecture, Fashion and Design programs
- Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
- Ben-Gurion University of the Nevgev: Institute of Bioconvergence, Serving the Underserved, Education in Medicine, Joint PhD programs, Health Leadership Program, School of Population Health, Disaster Medicine Collaboration, Virtual Exchanges
- Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA): joint call for proposals that will link Israeli healthcare start-ups with Jefferson’s expansive academic and clinical enterprise for the purpose of jointly propelling cutting-edge products and services to market