announce the recipient of the 2015 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award – the collaborative research agreement between Drexel University, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in
Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
The Rabin Award is the Chamber’s highest distinction for
regional businesses and academic institutes and their leaders
who exemplify the organization’s goals of broadening business
and academic ties between the United States and Israel. The agreement was signed in the presence of Philadelphia Mayor
Michael Nutter during his 2013 trade mission to Israel and is
designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop a collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.
The PICC will present the Rabin Award on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Additional information will be announced soon.
Caption: The PICC is honoring the collaborative research agreement between Drexel University, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem signed in 2013 during Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s trade mission to Israel. (Left-Right) Simon Benita, PhD, director of the Hebrew University’s School of Pharmacy and head of its Institute for Drug Research; Steven M. Altschuler, MD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat; Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter; Manahem Ben-Sasson, PhD, president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Drexel President John A. Fry. Photo credit: Yonaten Sindel
About the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) is the go-to independent organization facilitating connections between Israeli and Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware based businesses, governmental agencies and economic development organizations.