I am extremely proud and privileged to assume the role of Dean, and I do so with respect, humility, and a great sense of responsibility. I view this role as a very important personal mission, and I come to it with a strong desire to contribute - especially during these difficult and challenging times.

As dean, I will strive for excellence in research and teaching, and promote the health of the Negev population.  At the same time: I will strengthen the human resources of both the Faculty and the region by educating outstanding health professionals and researchers and encouraging them to pursue their careers in the Negev’s medical centers, community clinics, labs, and organizations.

I will promote innovative, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research aimed at achieving groundbreaking scientific achievements and develop new academic programs and management processes focused on improving the Faculty and its teaching programs.

We must adapt to the future and change our teaching methods. I plan to institute innovative teaching methods, incorporating social media communication between students, their patients, and their instructors, and replacing some courses’ frontal lectures with group teaching and independent learning in various formats including recorded lectures and interactive media.

I will lead the Faculty as it trains the next generation of health professionals and researchers in keeping with its trademark spirit: together we will continue to teach our students to consider their patient's psychological and social backgrounds, and not just their medical problems.

The Faculty has had a longstanding commitment to the Negev population, and together with our student union, ASRN– Association of Health Sciences Students in the Negev, I will strive to deepen the Faculty's involvement with underprivileged populations and disadvantaged communities.

I invite you to visit the Faculty of Health Sciences' website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to become better acquainted with our research, academic degree programs, and activities.

Sincerely ​