Shenkar and Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top academic health sciences institutions in the US, in an academic collaboration in the fields of medicine, design, and engineering
An agreement was signed this morning between Shenkar College and Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top academic health sciences institutions in the US.
The partnership between the two academic institutions will promote international programs and collaborations between students, researchers, academics, industry, policymakers, and educators. Fundamental issues will be advanced by means of these collaborations, with emphasis on improving public health, promoting medical cannabis treatments, developing new cancer drugs, and finding ways to narrow the health gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged populations.
Along with collaborations in the fields of medicine and biomedicine, collaborations will also be promoted in the fields of design, architecture, textile, and engineering. Additionally, unique clinical projects will be launched in conjunction with leading medical institutions, including Sheba Medical Center, Ichilov General Hospital, Hadassah Medical Center, and the IDF’s Tzameret Military Medicine Track.
President of Shenkar Prof. Yuli Tamir commended the collaboration, and expressed hopes that the alliance with Thomas Jefferson University will advance interdisciplinary research in both institutions, and give expression to the diverse skills they offer. “We are particularly happy to have the opportunity to engage in subjects associated with the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Israel, the US, and the world.”
“I am delighted that we are carrying out our joint project,” said Prof. Mark Tykocinski, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. “Thomas Jefferson University has a history spanning two centuries, and it has been working with Shenkar College since its very beginnings as a textile engineering institution – so with the signing of the joint agreement between the two institutions, there is a sense of coming full circle.”