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Bar-Ilan University’s Galilee Faculty of Medicine in Safed will be renamed the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, after the Azrieli Foundation donated $50 million to expand the facilities of the country’s newest medical school.
The naming ceremony for the medical faculty will take place on campus at the six-year-old medical school’s first graduation exercises on November 23.
The event will be attended by Interior Minister Arye Deri, Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman – and by Dr. Naomi Azrieli and Dana Azrieli – who head the Azrieli Foundation in Canada and Israel.
Other guests will include university president Prof. Arie Zaban and faculty dean Prof. Ran Tur-Kaspa.
The donation is the largest ever made by the Azrieli Foundation. The Israel government has agreed to grant a similar amount for the expansion of the medical faculty.
The faculty includes Israeli students who have completed their academic studies in medicine abroad and went on to do clinical work in hospitals, along with students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in science and wish to pursue the study of medicine.