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Harvard University School to Conduct Nutrition Research in Israel

March 11, 1966
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The department of nutrition of the Harvard University School of Public Health has established a program for research and teaching in Israel, jointly with the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, it was announced here today. The announcement was made by Dr. Nicholas H. Daggy, assistant dean for international programs on the Harvard side, and Dr. L. Balpern, dean of Medicine of the school of Jerusalem.

The program, to be financed initially through unexpanded income from the Julian Maek Fund established at Harvard in 1958, envisages the establishment in Israel of a Center for Tood and Health to be concerned with basic and applied research in food, nutrition, and the health and well-being of man. In addition, the center will consider the establishment of a teaching program in its field for students from Africa.

Israeli scientists to be directly involved in the project will include Dr. Karl Guggenheim, professor of nutrition; Dr. A. Schwartz, associate professor of Roentgenology; and Dr. I. Menczel, senior lecturer in medicine, all of the Hebrew University-Hadassah institution in Jerusalem. Dr. A. Reshef, head of the nutrition department of the Israel Ministry of Health, will be the coordinator of the program in Israel.

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