The announcement was made jointly today (Dec. 18) by Harvard University Provost Alan M. Garber and Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith. Allen succeeds Harvard Law School (HLS) Professor Lawrence Lessig as director. Lessig joined the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics in 2009 to direct a five-year “lab” focused on institutional corruption. The lab completes its work in 2015. Lessig will continue as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at HLS.
June 19th, 2017
Early literacy study to improve diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities among Hebrew and Arabic speakers
Dedicated to enabling all children to reach their full potential, the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities is currently pioneering a comprehensive study on early literacy in Hebrew and Arabic languages. Research results are being used to develop cutting-edge interventions that will provide all children with a head start in school.
May 16th, 2017
Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, of New York University School of Medicine, discusses her research on an interdisciplinary home visit program for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Hi, I'm Dr Jory Fleischer and I'm an assistant professor of neurology and population health at New York University School of Medicine in New York, and a movement disorder specialist there. I have the opportunity to work with the team on our interdisciplinary home visit program for advanced Parkinson's patients. What we do is through generous funding from the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation and other sponsors, we identified the fact that a lot of the research on Parkinson's has focused more on early and middle disease and unfortunately we know that this is an entire spectrum, and so as the disease progresses, what we know is that the number of symptoms the patient's experience increases, the severity of the symptoms increases, and at some point they reach this paradox, this precipice where their symptoms are so severe that they can no longer get to care and that's unfortunately when they need their physicians the most, when they need their health care team the most, but they can no longer get to us. And so we were really haunted by those patients with whom we have relationships for many years and then we lose contact with them until we hear months or years later that they're on their way to the emergency room or they're in the hospital or worse. And so this really grew out of sort of a patient and family connection that we wanted to create something to bridge and provide continuity of care to these individuals and to study this model of care to say, “Is this a way to keep people aging in place, thriving in their homes for longer and keep them out of hospitals, keep them out of institutions where we know that our patients suffer access morbidity and mortality.”
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April 7th, 2017
The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative (Click link for video) extends Parkinson’s care beyond the walls of the clinic. It uses a unique, medical-community partnership approach – pairing a Jewish Community Center (JCC) with a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence – to create inclusive, welcoming community hubs for people affected by Parkinson’s around the country. This video highlights how deeply impactful the program is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and JCC Boston collaborated to build, “step by step,” a program that delivers exercise, support, education, and socialization opportunities for people affected by Parkinson’s in the greater Boston area. The initiative is also available in Chicago, New York, Tampa, and Rockville, MD.
For more information and to sign up in Boston, visit http://www.bostonjcc.org/parkinsons
For more information on the national initiative, visit http://www.parkinson.org/wellness
The initiative is made possible through a generous grant from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. The Parkinson’s Foundation, the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and & Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center, and JCC Manhattan are national program partners.
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Le "Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience" donne le coup d'envoi à la Coupe du Monde FIFA 2014
Edmond J. Safra Foundation