Scientific Advisory Board

//Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board 2018-05-30T17:03:56+00:00
Roy Eldor, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Eldor serves as Chief Medical Advisor of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, which he joined in 2016.

Dr. Eldor is an endocrinologist, internist and researcher and is currently Director of the Diabetes Unit at the Institute of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Hypertension, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

He previously served as Principal Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories, Clinical Research – Diabetes & Endocrinology. Prior to that, he served as a senior physician in internal medicine at the Diabetes Unit in Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel and the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Ele Ferrannini, M.D. Ph.D.

Professor Ferrannini has had extensive training in nuclear medicine and internal medicine – specializing in diabetes studies and received a Certificate of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates from the University of Bologna.

Prof. Ferrannini served as President to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Prof. Ferrannini additionally completed, cum laude, a subspecialty in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases from the University of Torino.

Avram Hershko, M.D. Ph.D

Professor Hershko is Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at the B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion.

His many honors include the Israel Prize for Biochemistry (1994), the Gardner Award (1999), the Lasker Prize for Basic Medical Research (2000), the Wolf Prize for Medicine (2001) and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Award (2001). Prof. Hershko was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2004).

Prof. Hershko is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences (2000) and a Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Sciences (2003).

Harold Jacob, MD

Dr. Jacob currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of NanoVibronix.  Previously, Dr. Jacob was Director of Medical Affairs at Given Imaging and was instrumental in the development and launch of the Given Imaging PillcamTM.

Dr. Jacob has patented and licensed a number of medical devices.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is Director of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Robert R. Henry, MD

Dr. Henry is Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, and the Center for Metabolic Research, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego; Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Henry is a distinguished leader in diabetes with over 400 journal articles, chapters and books covering basic and clinical research of diabetes pathophysiology including the study and development of new therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Henry has been recognized for a career of leadership and service to the diabetes community with multiple international awards. He is a member and Past President of the American Diabetes Association, and recipient of the ADA’s Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award as well as the Banting Medal for Public Service, among others.

Jane E. B. Reusch, MD

Dr. Reusch is Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Center for Woman’s Health, University of Colorado at Denver & Health Sciences Center; Director, Diabetes Care Team, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Denver. American Diabetes Association as 2018 President for Medicine and Science.

Professor Reusch’s translational research combines basic and clinical studies to better understand the fundamental pathophysiology of diabetes and the pharmacological effects, especially on the vasculature, of new classes of antidiabetic drugs, including TZD insulin-sensitizers, DPP-4 inhibitors, and GLP-1 analogs.

Professor Reusch currently serves as the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 President for Medicine and Science.