Prof. Neufeld Award

Professor Henry Neufeld served continuously on the BSF Board of Governors from its charter meeting in 1973 until his death in December 1986.  During this period, he was elected chairman of the board three times.  Professor Neufeld made notable contributions to the growth and development of the BSF.  He was especially concerned with the need to help young Israeli scientists become established in Israeli institutions and with the need to enhance interdisciplinary research at the cutting edges of science.

Professor Neufeld was an internationally prominent cardiologist and scholar. His research and teaching interests included cardiology, epidemiology, genetics and biomedical engineering.  He served as chief scientist of the Israel Ministry of Health and was the founder and director of the Cardiac Clinic at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.

To honor Professor Neufeld’s memory, the BSF established in 1987 the Neufeld Memorial Research Award to be given annually to the most outstanding and original new project in the health sciences.

The Award – The Neufeld Memorial Award consists of a grant of $10,000.

Eligibility – Recipients of newly funded projects in the health sciences are eligible candidates.

Application – No special applications need be made.  Every new BSF grant recipient in the health sciences automatically becomes a candidate for the award.

Selection – The grant will be awarded to the investigators whose project is considered as the most outstanding and original.

Terms of the Award – The Neufeld Memorial Awards are given in addition to the investigators’ regular BSF grants.  The funds may be used by recipients to further their research in any way they choose – subject to the approval of the BSF – at any time during the period of their BSF grants.

  • 2018

      • Dr. Orith Waisbourd-Zinman Schneider’s Children’s Medical Center, Israel
      • Prof. Rebecca Wells University of Pennsylvania, USA
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      Bile duct injury in biliary atresia

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  • 2016

    • Formation and maintenance of the nodes of Ranvier

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  • 2014

    • Dendritic cell function in primary biliary cirrhosis

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      • Dr. Ravid Straussman Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
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      • Dr. Jennifer A. Wargo University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
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      Melanoma Microbiome and Chemoresistance

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  • 2012

    • Selective depletion of autoreactive-B lymphocytes in T1D prevention

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    • Gene therapy using novel viral vectors in the CNGA3 sheep model of achromatopsia

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  • 2010

    • Novel Heparanase Inhibitors for Myeloma Treatment

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    • Mutant EGF-receptors of brain tumors

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  • 2008

    • Subthreshold Membrane Potential Dynamics in Freely Moving Rats

      • Dr. Shoshana Frankenburg Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
      • Dr. Michal Lotem Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
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      • Dr. Arthur Machlenkin Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
      • Prof. Soldano Ferrone University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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      High Molecular Weight-Melanoma Associated Antigen as Target of T Cell and Antibody Adoptive Immunot

  • 2006

    • Alpha Synuclein and PUFA: In-Vivo Studies in Relevance to PD Pathology

  • 2004

      • Dr. Amir Landesberg Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
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      • Dr. Gerald M. Saidel Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
      • Dr. Marco E. Cabrera Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
      • Dr. William C. Stanley Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

      Regulation of Cardiac Energy Consumption, Implications for Cardiac Assist Devices

  • 2002

      • Dr. Ronen Beeri Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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      • Dr. Dan Gilon Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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      • Dr. Thea Pugatsch Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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      • Dr. Roger J. Hajjar Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
      • Dr. Robert A. Levine Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
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      Influence of Mitral Regulation on Myocardial Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction

  • 2001

      • Dr. Arie Oliven Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
      • Dr. Majed Odeh Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
      • Dr. Alan Schwartz Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
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      Role of the Tongue Muscles in Maintaining Upper Airway Patency

  • 2000

      • Prof. Illana Gozes Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
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      • Dr. Douglas Brenneman National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

      Activity-Dependent Neuroprotective Protein & Peptides: Characterization & Activity in Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • 1999

    • An Investigation of Enteric Neurons and Interstitial Cells of Cajal

  • 1998

    • Evaluation of Anti-Cancer Mucosal Vaccines

  • 1997

    • Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Libyan Jews

  • 1996

      • Dr. Jonathan Leor Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
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      • Prof. Alex Battler Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel
      • Prof. Robert A. Kloner Good Smaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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      • Prof. Laurence H. Kedes University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Cardiomyocytes Transplant to Repair Myocardial Infarction

  • 1994

      • Prof. Joseph Roitelman Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
      • Prof. Jerry R. Faust Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

      Metabolic Regulation of HMG-CoA Reductase Degradation

  • 1992

    • Mechanisms of Smooth Muscle Proliferation After Endothelial Injury

  • 1990

      • Prof. Shlomo Weintroub Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
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      • Prof. John D. Termine National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
      • Prof. Pamela Gehron Robey National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
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      Regulation of the Functional Activities of Marrow Derived Osteogenic Cells

  • 1989

      • Prof. Zvi Vered Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
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      • Dr. Julio E. Perez Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
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      • Dr. James G. Miller Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

      Quantitative Ultrasonic Myocardial Tissue Characterization With Real Time Integrated Backscatter Imaging

      • Prof. Shimon A. Reisner Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
      • Dr. Richard S. Meltzer University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

      Assessment of Coronary Artery Flow Reserve by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

  • 1988

      • Prof. Moshe S. Weintroub Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
      • Dr. Jan L. Breslow Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
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      Postprandial Lipoprotein Metabolism and the Development of Atherosclerosis

  • 1987

      • Dr. Ilan Bank Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
      • Dr. Leonard Chess Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

      Novel T3-Associated Heterodimers on Immature Human Thymocytes