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Dr. Morton H. Levitt and Cynthia Levitt Endow Scholarship for Medical Education at TAU
Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Florida philanthropists expand a family legacy of support for TAU

Dr. Morton H. and Cynthia LevittWith a generous commitment of more than $2.8 million, Dr. Morton H. Levitt and Cynthia Levitt have established the Dr. Morton H. Levitt and Cynthia Levitt Endowed Scholarship for Medical Education at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Morton Levitt, MD, professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, former chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department, and former Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, is a board-certified pathologist. He is recognized nationally for his expertise in medical and pathology education, advocacy, and medical policy and governance. His professional career includes service in the National Cancer Institute's Carcinogenesis Bioassay Testing Program, service as a hospital executive and chief medical officer, and more than 20 years in the United States Air Force.

The Levitt scholarship continues a familial legacy of support for the Sackler Faculty of Medicine that includes Dr. Levitt's parents, their families, and his great-uncle, Harry C. Bernard. "I am very proud to be a member of the Levitt family — a family that taught me from an early age that charity, philanthropy, and service were the true measure of a person's success," he says.

Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine is the largest medical and research training complex in Israel, serving two million people annually. It comprises 1,400 affiliated doctors, including some 1,000 teachers, in preclinical departments and affiliated clinical departments and institutes in seven major medical centers, six psychiatric hospitals, and a large rehabilitation center. It developed the Sackler Medical School New York State/American Program, Israel's first and only medical school program accredited in North America, widely considered to be the premier example of successful cultural and academic cooperation in the field.




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