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Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases (3000 sqm) at the Sheba Medical Center is affiliated to Tel-Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. This unique center entails departments, outpatient clinic as well as a large day care center for treatment with biological and other therapies and a clinical studies center for the evaluation of new treatments. The center encompasses research and diagnostic laboratories that enable hospital service, Israeli and international collaboration between physicians and researchers from different fields (i.e. Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology, Autoimmunity, Rheumatology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynecology), as well as a large auditorium, meeting rooms and student teaching rooms.

In the Zabludowicz center patients with different autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed and treated by a multidisciplinary team including old and new therapies, complementary medicine, psychological treatments etc. The research plans of the Zabludowics center are  in collaboration with others physician and scientists in Israel and around the world. The center was founded  by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, a leading clinical immunologist and an expert in immunology and allergy, and a prolific researcher and author. Shoenfeld has published more than 2200 papers in scientific journals such as Blood, Cancer, Circulation, Immunology, Lancet, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and more. He also has authored and edited 100 books, some of which are considered cornerstones of science and clinical practice, such as The Mosaic of Autoimmunity and the textbook Autoantibodies. He is also the founder and editor of the Israel Medical Association Journal and the internationally known journals Autoimmunity Reviews and J Autoimmunity.

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has over 2,200 faculty members, among them internationally renowned scientists who've made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in fields as diverse as particle physics, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics, fiber optics, the humanities, arts and social sciences. Israel's largest and most comprehensive university, TAU is comprised of nine faculties, 27 schools, 98 departments and some 130 research institutes and centers. Institutes and centers support research in a specific field. Often interdisciplinary in nature, they provide a formal framework for researchers, as well as their master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students, to collaborate and exchange ideas.

TAU runs Israel’s largest bio-medical research and teaching framework with 1,400 scientist- clinicians at 17 affiliated hospitals serving over two million people. Our scientists are teaming up with pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson to develop new drugs and medical technologies”.

VirA Project Team

Yehuda Shoenfeld
Partner Coordinator, Professor
Howard Amital
Professor, Doctor of Medicine
Gilad Halpert
PhD, Lab manager
Boris Gilburd
Doctor of Medicine
Shaye Kivity
Doctor of Medicine
Ora Shovman
Doctor of Medicine