Israelis share their knowledge at terror medicine symposium
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Israelis share their knowledge at terror medicine symposium

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From left are Jill Lipoti, director of the division of Environmental Safety and Health”“N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Andrea Yonah, director of the New Jersey-Israel Commission, and Dr. Leonard Cole. Photos by Miriam Allenson

More than 200 representatives of the tri-state medical first-responder community attended last Wednesday’s Symposium of Terror Medicine: U.S. and Israeli Perspectives at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in Newark.

Coordinated by Dr. Leonard Cole, a past president of UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey and a political scientist with Rutgers University’s Division of Global Affairs, the symposium featured presentations from American and Israeli experts. They included Dr. Donald Jenkins, retired USAF trauma surgeon at U.S. Central Command, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan; Dr. Clifton Lacy, former New Jersey commissioner of Health and Senior Services and current director of the University Center for Disaster Preparedness at UMDNJ; and Richard Cañas, director of the N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

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At the symposium are, from left, Dr. Clifton Lacy, Tzipi Kahana, and Estelle Rubinstein.

Israelis who attended included Tzipi Kahana, Division of Identification and Forensic Sciences, Israel Police, and Estelle Rubinstein, deputy director of Social Services, Hadassah Hospital. The event was co-sponsored by the New Jersey EMS Task Force, UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education, and the New Jersey-Israel Commission, a division of the N.J. Department of State.

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