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Rambam Honors Dr. Michael Baker at University of Haifa Ceremony

Publication Date: 11/11/2018

Rambam Health Care Campus particpated in a University of Haifa ceremony in Toronto this week, honoring cancer researcher, Dr. Michael Baker, with an honorary PhD.

Celebrating Dr. Michael Baker (see text for details)Celebrating Dr. Michael Baker (see text for details)

Professor Rafi Beyar, Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, and Dr. Miki Halberthal, Deputy Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, participated in a ceremony held this week in Toronto, Canada, in which the University of Haifa granted an honorary PhD to Dr. Michael Baker – one of the world’s most important medical personnel – a cancer researcher whose discoveries assisted with better understanding of leukemia and other types of cancer. Dr. Baker is a world-renowned, valued, and decorated researcher.

This festive evening was held in front of a packed hall filled with leaders from the Canadian Jewish community, researchers, colleagues, friends, and relatives. Dr. Baker chose to support the joint project between University of Haifa and Rambam Health Care Campus – “Helmsley Health Discovery Tower,” by designating a portion of the proceeds from the evening for this initiative. Helmsley Tower will be established on the Rambam campus, is unprecedented in its scope, and will include medical research and biomedical industries as well as Rambam, University of Haifa, and Technion facilities.

Pictured (L-R): Professor Dani Chernov, Vice President, International Relations, University of Haifa; Professor Ron Robin, President, University of Haifa; Professor Rafi Beyar, Director, Rambam Health Care Campus; Dr. Michael Baker; Arnie Haberman from the Association of Canadian Friends of the University of Haifa; and Dr. Miki Halberthal, Deputy Director, Rambam Health Care Campus. Photo Credit: Public Relations, University of Haifa.

Watch the conferment ceremony and Dr. Baker’s acceptance speech

View the event photo gallery

Read the Tribute Book honoring Dr. Baker