Wén in China, Do as the Chinese Do


Eitan Waxman was born in the United States and made aliya with his family as a child. During his military service he held a number of leadership positions, helping him realize his potential as a leader. In addition, he’d long been interested in Asia and wanted to incorporate the region into his studies.  

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Joseph Addae, IMPH Student


Joseph Addae was born and raised in northern Ghana. Both his parents were medical professionals; his mother was a midwife and his father a medical assistant. As a result, Joseph and his family would move every few years, as the government transferred his father between posts.

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Stefanie Mockert, Visiting Researcher


Stefanie Mockert is a visiting researcher at the Hebrew University. She is studying towards a Master’s degree in Musicology at Humboldt University in Berlin and writing a thesis on the musical development of the Jewish community in pre-WWII Munich.

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Okot Samuel Obonyo, IMPH Student


Okot Samuel Obonyo was born in the Agago district, northern Uganda, in 1986, a year before the founding of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the onset of the violence that plagued that region for two decades. He belongs to the Acholi tribe. 

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Dr. Fabrizio Fierro, Post-Doctoral Fellow


Dr. Fabrizio Fierro is an Italian Post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Masha Niv’s laboratory. Dr. Fierro arrived at the Hebrew University in 2019, after competing his PhD in computational structural biology at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. Prior to that, he had studied in Rome, earning a MSc in bioinformatics and a BSc in cell and molecular biology.

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Preparing for the International Market


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Meet Arielle Hochberg, Bio-Medical Sciences Student


Arielle Hochberg was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia. Her family maintained strong ties to Israel. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, Arielle received a scholarship that enabled her to spend a semester at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University. It was there she discovered the research internship program and met Prof. Tal Burstyn-Cohen.

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Meet Karthikeyan Pandi, PhD Dental Student


Karthikeyan "Karthick" Pandi is a PhD student in the Faculty of Dental Medicine. He grew up in Madurai, a city in southern India, and is the first in his family to pursue a higher education. He studied biotechnology, earning a BSc at Thiagarajar College in his hometown, and then a Msc from Alagappa University, two hours away. He decided to dedicate himself to dental research after a dear friend and neighbor lost their life to oral cancer.

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Meet Dr. Smita Todkar, IMPH Graduate


Dr. Smita Todkar, MD graduated from the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in 2017. With a commitment to “reaching the most marginalized people”, Smita returned to India where she is currently focused on maternal and child health for “Ekjut”, an NGO in Jharkhand.

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Meet Sarah Angabo, Dental Student


Studying Dental Science in Jerusalem

Sarah Angabo came to Jerusalem from Nigeria and is close to completing her master’s degree in bio-medical sciences at the Faculty of Dental Medicine.

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