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Hadassah ALS clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center & Prize4Life Israel

The Hadassah ALS clinic at Hadassah University Hospital – one of only two ALS clinics in Israel – serves as a major clinical and research hub for ALS. Extensive clinical data is routinely collected, in database format, providing a valuable resource facilitating epidemiological and genetic research. The centre was the setting of a major phase I/II stem-cell therapy trial and is currently involved in a number of epidemiological, genetic, and biomarker-based studies.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel, and is a national referral center for many major primary and specialty care services.

The ALS clinic at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the largest referral center for ALS in Israel and follows up approximately 70% of the ALS patients from throughout the country, with over 100 new cases diagnosed yearly.

The center maintains a large DNA bank and serum bank of ALS patients together with well documented clinical data that are available for research purposes. We are currently involved in research projects on the genetics of ALS, serum biomarkers for disease onset and progression, computational analysis and predictive modeling of ALS.

Prize4Life was founded in 2007 by Avichai Kremer, who was diagnosed with ALS while an MBA student at Harvard, and a group of his friends, with the goal of accelerating the development of treatments and a cure for ALS using powerful incentives. Avichai is the recipient of the Rand award from the American ALS Association and the Prime Minister award for innovation and entrepreneurship in a non-profit organization. Prize4Life is now managed by Shay Rishoni, diagnosed with ALS three years ago. Shay Rishoni, MBA, is a military Colonel (res.), a pilot, a senior executive for many years, a triathlete, and an Iron Man.

To successfully accelerate the development of ALS treatments, Prize4Life uses the unique prize model. The prize model is a highly effective way to incentivize research, as well as draw new minds from various disciplines to tackle the problems facing ALS research. Beyond Prizes, Prize4Life also has innovative infrastructure programs. Prize4Life’s programs already have yielded key results setting the stage for significant progress in the fight against ALS.

Also have a look at the Project MinE page at the Prize4Life website.

Meet our ambassador

  • Shay Rishoni

    Chairman Prize4Life Israel

    Shay Rishoni

    Chairman Prize4Life Israel

    Shay Rishoni is an extremely experienced individual: a military colonel (rev.), a pilot, a senior executive for many years, a triathlete, an Iron Man and a CEO of a sporting-events production company. At the peak of life, Shay met ALS and joined the struggle to accelerate the discovery of a cure for ALS. He has ALS for 5 years now. Despite being paralyzed and ventilated, Shay manages Prize4Life.

May we introduce our experts?

For questions regarding Project MinE in Israel, please email to office@prize4life.org

  • Marc Gotkine

    Head of the ALS clinic at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem

    Marc Gotkine

    Head of the ALS clinic at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem

      Dr. Marc Gotkine received his medical degree in King’s College London before completing a residency in Neurology at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, where he now works as a senior neurologist. He established the multidisciplinary Hadassah ALS clinic in 2008, which serves as a clinical and research centre for ALS.

    • Vivian Drory

      Professor in neurology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center

      Vivian Drory

      Professor in neurology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center

      Prof. Vivian Drory is a neurologist at Tel-Aviv Medical Center in Tel-Aviv deeply involved in the care of patients with ALS. She studied Medicine at Heidelberg Medical School in Germany, trained in neurology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center and in neuromuscular diseases and neurophysiology at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. For the last 20 years she leads the first and largest ALS clinic in Israel and contributed to the establishment of modern approaches in patient care and support, as well as to a better understanding of disease mechanisms through extensive basic and clinical research.

    • Maya Bronfeld

      Scientific Officer, Prize4Life Israel

      Maya Bronfeld

      Scientific Officer, Prize4Life Israel

        Dr. Maya Bronfeld holds a Phd in Neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and a BSc from Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Bronfeld worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining Prize4Life, where she currently hold the position of scientific officer. Dr. Bronfeld’s academic research focused on studying the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying different neurological and neurodegenerative disorders.

      Our partners

      In Israel fundraising for Project MinE is led by Prize4Life Israel.

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      A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to Project MinE

      • various donations through Prize4Life 2016
        ₪ 101,800
         • Israel
      • Ram Tobolsky
        ₪ 91
         • Israel
      • Einav Cohen
        ₪ 91
         • Israel
      • Prize4Life Project MinE Gala event Feb 28
        ₪ 163,770
         • Israel
      • Dana Zimmerman
        ₪ 58
         • Israel
      • michal alshech ben dan
        ₪ 315
         • Israel
      • Anonymous
        ₪ 91
         • Israel
      • Assaf Razon
        ₪ 46
         • Israel
      • דניאלי רויטל
        ₪ 315
         • Israel
      • Ron Atzmon
        ₪ 91
         • Israel
      • Anonymous
        ₪ 91
         • Israel
      • doron natan nezer
        ₪ 164
         • Israel
      • Anonymous
        ₪ 54,600
         • Israel