Blog

Brain Science – Rehabilitative Research Lab Inaugurated at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran

ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitative Village and Ben Gurion University recently inaugurated the new Brain Science – Rehabilitation Research Lab located in the southern rehabilitative village. The lab was able to open its doors thanks to a generous donation by the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Foundation for the benefit and advancement of research and students in Israel.

The Brain Science – Rehabilitation Lab is part of an academic branch agreement between Ben Gurion University and the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitative Village.

The research lab will make use of the extensive knowledge accumulated in the village through the thousands of treatments provided annually to patients of all ages in myriad situations, and will simultaneously be able to carry out field experiments to promote the quality of rehabilitation medicine in general and in the southern Israel in particular.

Dr. Simona Bar-Haim of Ben Gurion University’s Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Health and Sciences and Dr. Lior Shmuelof, senior researcher in the university’s Brain Science Department will head the lab. PhD students who work in the village will complete the research team.

From an academic perspective, this significant collaboration constitutes a practical translation of research, bringing it into practice with patients who will experience and benefit from real-time effects. Dr. Simona Bar-Haim states, “We see a great opportunity in establishing the joint clinic, the main purpose of which is to minimalize the gap between innovative research in brain science and the rehabilitative treatment of people with brain injuries through application and development of novel research regarding practical tools for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of motor disabilities. The goal of the joint initiative is to transform the Negev into an excellent Israeli and international center in the area of rehabilitative treatment.”

We need your support!

By donating to ADI Israel, YOU will help us meet our goal to enable each child, regardless of the severity of disability.

Latest Posts

Search

ADI BOUTIQUE

Items in the ADI Boutique are handcrafted or designed by the children and young adults at ADI.

ADI MITZVAH

Take your Bar/Bat Mitzvah to the next level and make it an unforgettable experience that will have a real impact!

GIVING CAMPAIGNS

Discover a multitude of ways to give! Our Giving Campaigns earmark funds to our most urgent needs.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

ADI has grown into a global community founded on the principles of sensitivity, inclusion, commitment and kindness. Building a better and more caring world, ADI is making a real difference in the lives of Israeli children with complex intellectual and developmental disabilities.