APF is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring 20 new fellows to come to North America and further their medical training in 2021-2022.
APF Fellowships were established in 1951 to help train Israeli physicians in specialty care. The program continues today, with the awarding of supplemental fellowship grants to gifted Israeli physicians to help in the advancement of their education at prestigious medical centers in the United States and Canada. Since 1951, more than 1,500 grants have been awarded.x
Fellows bring their new knowledge back to Israel and implement it in their daily practices. Dr. Uri Greenbaum, a 2019-2020 Fellow training at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas said, “We are in the final stages of establishing the new cancer center, and we plan to incorporate an adoptive cell therapy and cancer immunotherapy program at Soroka University Medical Center (Beer Sheva, Israel). I am sure that taking part in my planned Fellowship will lead the way for me to develop this program in the future, and I hope to live up to the tradition of the APF Fellows.”
In addition to new skills, Fellows return to Israel with new ideas and a renewed sense of enthusiasm. Dr. Livnat Levanon, a 2018-2019 Fellow explained, “The two worlds —of clinician and scientist— rarely unite in my everyday life in Israel. My Fellowship training in the US has helped bring them together. It has definitely been fruitful, stimulating and exciting. It is a true privilege for me, and I am thankful for your generous support in this unique and special year for my family and me.”