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BGU President Recognized as Top Educator

BGU President Recognized as Top Educator

May 22, 2015

Leadership, Awards & Events

The Jerusalem Post has put together its annual list of “50 most influential Jews” who have impacted the world in the last year, and have the potential to affect change in years to come. BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi is recognized on this list for her impact as an educator.

The Jerusalem Post — For physicians and geneticists, there are few greater honors than to have a syndrome named after you.

BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, M.D.

BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, whose combined specialties of pediatrics and genetics put her in a position to discover diseases caused by mutations, has identified not just one, but two genetic disorders – one of them called the Carmi Syndrome.

Prof. Carmi has other important “firsts” to her credit. She was the first woman dean of an Israeli medical school – in BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Nine years ago she became the first woman president of an Israeli university, and is currently serving in her third term as BGU’s president.

In 2010, she became the first woman to chair the Committee of University Heads, and remained so until 2013.

And now she will have another high honor under her belt.

Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II will make Prof. Carmi an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her work to deepen scientific and academic relations between the UK and Israel.

Read more on The Jerusalem Post website >>