Announcing Grant & Scholarship Winners

Healthy Longevity Research Center

20 June 2022
Announcing Scholarship Winners

The new Tel Aviv University Healthy Longevity Research Center brings together excellence in research to generate ideas and translate them into real-life tools for promoting health and improving quality of life among the elderly – physically, emotionally, socially, environmentally, nutritionally, culturally and more.


The following grants have been awarded for the year 2022


Discussion Group grant


Lilach Lurie
Department of Labor Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Pension, Retirement and the Ageing Workforce


Research Grants


Pablo Blinder
School of Neurobiology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Faculty of Life Sciences & Sagol School of Neuroscience
Uncovering the mechanisms governing reversal of aging by hyperbaric oxygen treatment


Liat Chaushu
School of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
The role of “inflamm-aging” in secondary wound healing. An experimental in-vivo study


Rachel Dankner
School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Machine learning versus classic epidemiological investigation into determinants of unhealthy aging on the one hand and healthy aging on the other: a 50-year cohort study of community-dwelling men and women


Naama Friedman* & Ophir Keret**
*School of Education & Sagol School of Neuroscience; **Rabin Medical Center
Linguistically principled subtyping of dementia for improved early-stage diagnosis, prediction, and treatment


Chaim (Chagi) Pick
School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Ketosis and its effect on cellular aging in traumatic brain injury


Debbie Rand
School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine
Understanding the phenomenon of frailty; A mixed-method approach


Violetta Rozani
School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine
Horticultural therapy for a healthy life: Examining intervention effectiveness among family caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease


Noam Shomron & David Gurwitz
School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Comparative RNA-seq of blood-derived cells from centenarian and postmenopausal women


Scholarship awardees


Shayna Fae Bernstein (Isaac Sasson), Post-doctoral trainee Social inequalities in subjective survival expectations: The role of psychosocial and cultural attitudes Faculty of Social Sciences


Adi Cohen (Maayan Gal), PhD student Regulating molecular aging by the engineering of a bispecific CTLA4-VISTA for a tunable immune response Faculty of Medicine


Dina Gat (Moshe Hazan & Ofer Setty), PhD student The macroeconomic effects of labor market frictions – Optimal retirement age of women Faculty of Social Sciences


Valeriya Huendgen (Silvia Koton), PhD student Social attachment, stage of professional development, generational identity, cultural competence, and caring behavior among nurses caring for stroke patients in Israel and Germany Faculty of Medicine


Roza Izgilov (Dafna Benayahu), PhD student Advance Glycation End-products (AGEs) and its role in stem cells biology, metabolic diseases, and aging Faculty of Medicine


Keila Kaplan (Ehud Gazit), MSc student Unbalanced Metabolostasis as an Aging Factor Faculty of Life Sciences


Ellon Nabet (Dan Frenkel), MSc student Assessing the link between increase in cellular senescence in glia cells to impairment in cognition in animal model of Alzheimer’s disease Faculty of Life Sciences 


Noa Meyrom (Daniel Zvi Bar), PhD student Regulation of Kidney function and dysfunction, an age-related morbidity, correlated to biological clocks Faculty of Medicine


Dana Omer (Milette Shamir), PhD student A Middle-Aged Woman’s Place: Questioning the Dominant Life Course in the Works of American Women Authors Faculty of Humanities


Rotem Iris Orad (Dafna Ben-Bashat), PhD student Brain Imaging changes in Dementia with Lewy Bodies: an advanced MRI study Faculty of Medicine


Noa Parizian Steinberg (Idit Weiss-Gal & Yael Benyamini), PhD student Predicting the intention to engage in the field of aging among social work students Faculty of Social Sciences


Lea Peko (Tali Ilovitsh), Post-doctoral trainee Enhancing drug delivery to the brain for age-related diseases using ultrasound and nanobubbles Faculty of Engineering


Ron Sternfeld (Yftach Gepner), MSc student The effects of time-restricted eating and exercise training on cardiometabolic health Faculty of Medicine



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