Bar-Ilan University | President’s Report 2022

19 Arie Zaban, The Russell Berrie Foundation President AngelicaBerrie, Bar-IlanChairmanof the Permanent CommitteeShlomoZohar, Azrieli FacultyofMedicine DeanProf. Karl Skorecki, SPHEREDirector Prof. Naim Shehadeh, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, and former head of the Knesset’s Health Committee Idit Silman. In the ensuing six months, progress on all four pillars has exceeded expectations and garnered the support of additional philanthropic, nonprofit, and government agencies. OnNovember 18th, in the presence of TheRussell Berrie Foundation President Angelica Berrie and the entire foundation and SPHERE leadership teams, The Russell Berrie Galilee Diabetes SPHERE initiativewas officially launched at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine’s campus in Safed. The ceremony’s highlight was the presentation of a declarationof intent to change the face of diabetes in Israel’s North through collaboration, excellence in research and education, and cultural sensitivity. The declaration was signed by Bar-Ilan President Prof. The SPHERE is Launched