Another feather in Carmi’s cap

Ben-Gurion University president Prof.Rivka Carmi – the first woman to head an Israeli university and previously to serve as dean of a medical school here – has another honor to celebrate.

Buckingham Palace announced Monday that the leading pediatrician and geneticist is to receive a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth – an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) – for her work to deepen scientific and academic relations between the UK and Israel.

She also has been chosen as one of The Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 most influential Jews in the world, who will be highlighted in a special supplement on Friday before Shavuot.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Another-feather-in-Carmis-cap-403468

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