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Weizmann on the Home Front: A Zoom Series, October 31, 2023

On October 31, 2023,
Prof. Rony Paz, Head of the Department of Brain Sciences at the Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences at the Weizmann Institute, hosted a special Zoom for the global Weizmann community.      

The first in a Zoom series called “Weizmann on the Home Front,” Prof. Paz’s discussion focused on “Trauma, Anxiety, and Post-Trauma in the Shadow of October 7.”  

After expressing his gratitude for the valuable support from the international community, Prof. Paz shared his personal experience, his experiences as Dean of the Faculty in Biology, and a brief Weizmann management update (following the October 18 Zoom Israel at War: An update from the Weizmann Institute of Science). He also shared his scientific research relevant to the current circumstances, particularly the brain’s response to facing uncertainty and adverse events and the formation of trauma and post-trauma. 

In addition, Dr. Takashi Kawashima, Birnbach Family Career Development Chair and Principal Investigator in the department of Brain Sciences, joined the discussion to share his personal experiences and research.