Dr. Oleg Zaslavsky, University of Haifa Professor at Spencer Department of Nursing, Wins Prestigious Alon Award

Dr. Oleg Zaslavsky, a professor at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing at the University of Haifa, has been awarded the 2014 Alon Award, one of most prestigious honors an Israeli researcher can receive.

Oleg -my_photo CROPPED.jpgDr. Oleg Zaslavsky, a professor at the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing at the University of Haifa, has been awarded the 2014 Alon Award, one of most prestigious honors an Israeli researcher can receive. (Read more news about the Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing here)

The Alon Award, instituted in 1999, is presented each year by the Israel Ministry of Education, to two Israeli’s whose pioneering research explores important new areas of scientific inquiry and expands our knowledge of the world around us.

Dr. Zaslavsky was recognized for his work in research on aging which gives promise of ameliorating negative effects of age related decline.

“I am honored to be an Alon Award recipient,” Dr. Zaslavsky said.“It is a tangible indication that the work my colleagues and I are doing in the Spencer Nursing Department at the University of Haifa give promise of making a significant contribution to our understanding and treatment of frailty in old age.”

A graduate of the Spencer Nursing Department, Dr. Zaslavsky earned his masters at the University of Tel Aviv and PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He previously won the 2012 Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from the American Association of Colleges in Nursing. In 2008 Zaslavsky was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in support of his doctoral studies at the University of Washington.

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