Bar-Ilan University | President’s Report 2022

20 Dean of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Prof. Karl Skorecki is a renowned expert in nephrology, molecular genetics, and population health. While his research has provided the basis for a new approach to personalized kidney and cardiovascular health in at-risk individuals and populations, in his role as dean, Skorecki emphasizes expanding the concept ofmedical practice from treating a single patient to advancing communities. Deputy director of SPHERE, Dr. Sivan Spitzer heads the Population-Health Education and Health Equity Advancement Lab at the Azrieli Faculty. She previously directed the faculty’s COVID-19 bio-psycho-social health response platform, through which medical students helped primary-care teams in clinics across the Galilee address the indirect effects of the pandemic on the care of chronic patients and raise awareness of COVID-19 preventive behavior among elderly Israeli Arabs. Prof. Karl Skorecki Dr. Sivan Spitzer