Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee and the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine have signed a landmark agreement which will further promote collaboration between the two institutions.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed recently at the Israel Business Conference in Tel Aviv, will allow the two medical schools to continue their collaboration on a wide variety of projects.
The MOU was signed by Bar-Ilan Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa and Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.
Over the coming months the two institutions will explore the joint development of a cancer center which will integrate scientific research conducted by basic, translational and clinical faculty.
The two institutions will further seek to establish scholarly scientific discourse by advancing cooperation with key US and international organizations for purposes of conducting translational and clinical research across borders.
Additionally, they will work to establish strong links with the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) to facilitate scientific, educational and clinical collaboration, and to develop a state-of-the-art graduate program in cancer biology.
“Bar-Ilan University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and I are very proud of the valuable ties we have established with the University of Miami in general and its world-class medical school in particular,” said Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa.
“UM President Donna Shalala, Dean Goldschmidt and the entire team – including the Miller School’s Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., and Michael Lewis, M.D. – have demonstrated a deep, ongoing commitment to ensuring that our Faculty become an international powerhouse of medicine and technology in the Galilee.
Dean Goldschmidt said the collaboration would allow the University of Miami to expand its reach and reputation and showcase its expertise in Israel, where UM already has strong ties and interests.
“Having this relationship in Israel and being able to collaborate and exchange students and faculty will positively impact our reputation and what we can accomplish as a medical school and as a university,” he said.