Newsletter #54
December 2016

Dear APF Supporter,  
APF's 2016 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel

T his past year, 2016, was a remarkable one for APF. We supported 18 Israeli Fellows doing advanced research and studies in North America; awarded a number of scholarships to deserving nurses; and created camaraderie, and lasting memories, among North American doctors, medical and nursing students and Israeli health professionals on our three memorable trips to Israel. 

None of this would have been possible, of course, without your generous support of APF year after year.

You recently received our End of the Year Report. With just a few weeks left in 2016, I am proud to announce that we have reached 88 percent of our target goal for donations. But we're not there yet. Won't you help? There's still time to make your 2016 tax-deductible donation to APF, which you can do online or by calling the office at 617-232-5382.

O n behalf of all the Israeli medical professionals and civilians we assist, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to 2017 and to sharing exciting programming with you in our established, and brand-new, chapters across North America.

Next Year's course: November 4-9, 2017

Dr. Amir Hadayer "Eyes" Retinal Surgery 
Dr. Amir Hadayer and his family
Dr. Amir Hadayer regularly slips a needle into tissue thinner than a hair, in the confines of an eyeball.

Hadayer, 40, is a 2015-2016 APF Comprehensive Retinal Fellow in the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

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We would like to extend our gratitude to the sponsors of our Fellows
and nurses:

The Clara J. Szekely Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Norton J. Greenberger
Patricia B. Liebman
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Sheila Pakula
Dr. Paul Scherer
Solomon Hirsh Nurses Education Fund

Did you know that you can support an Israeli post-doc Fellow?
For more information, please call 617-232-5382.