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The Research Without Borders team was delighted to visit with the outgoing Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (BGU) President, Dr. Rivka Carmi, who stopped in Winnipeg briefly on October 16 as part of a whirlwind farewell tour across North America, prior to her official retirement.

The group enjoyed a chance to celebrate the unique partnership between St. Boniface Hospital Research and BGU and check in on their BGU partners, as well as thank Dr. Carmi for her leadership as one of the founding visionaries of the Research Without Borders concept.

“Dr. Carmi’s contributions to biotechnology initiatives, innovative research approaches and of course, the collaborative partnership we have with BGU, are a legacy of inspiration for others. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of working with her,” said Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital.

[ Pictured above L-R] Mr. Sheldon Zamick, Winnipeg President, Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Winnipeg; Mr. Mark Mendelson, CEO, Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Dr. Larry Hryshko, Principal Investigator, Cardiac Electrophysiology; Mr. Zach Ostrove, Executive Director, Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Winnipeg; Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital; Dr. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Dr. Harold Aukema, Principal Investigator, Nutrition and Lipid Mediators; Dr. Hope Anderson, Principal Investigator, Vascular Biology; Dr. Paul Fernyhough, Director, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders; Dr. Carla Taylor, Team Leader, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine; 
Dr. Jeffrey Wigle, Principal Investigator, Vascular Development; Dr. Peter Zahradka, Deputy Team Leader, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine

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