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Professor Itamar Raz M.D. President, Managing Director, Chairman of Scientific Board, D-Cure - Diabetes Care in Israel Professor Itamar Raz, President and Chairman of the D-Cure Scientific Board, is head of The Hadassah Diabetes Center, President of the Israel Diabetes Research Group, head of the National Board/Task Force on Diabetes of the Israel Ministry of Health, former President of the Israel Diabetes Association, Chairman of DIRECT – Diabetes International Research and Education Cooperation Team, Representative for Europe in the International Diabetes Federation and active Chair and Lecturer in the European Association for Diabetes. Professor Raz has published over 150 research papers and holds editorial positions on a number of medical journals. Professor Raz graduated from Hebrew University & Hadassah School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in 1973, In 1981 he graduated from Hebrew University & Hadassah School of Medicine with an M.D. and completed his residency at Hadassah University Hospital from 1981-1985, specializing in internal medicine. Professor Raz's medical career began in 1985 at Hadassah University Hospital as Senior Physician, specializing in Internal Medicine and that same year, he began lecturing on diabetes at the hospital's Department of Internal Medicine. From 1986-1992 Professor Raz was head of Hebrew University Student Services, and in 1988 was appointed Senior Lecturer at Hadassah University Hospital's Department of Internal Medicine, specializing in diabetes. In 1989 Professor Raz was appointed Chief Physician of Internal Medicine and Diabetes, and Head of the Diabetes Clinic at Hadassah University Hospital in 1992. In 1995, Professor Raz became an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, until 2001, when he was appointed Director of the hospital's Center for Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications, a position he holds until today. Since 2003, Professor Raz has also been Professor of Diabetes at the Department of Internal Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital. With unlimited dedication and commitment, Professor Raz has been at the vanguard of Israel's diabetes research for the last 19 years, leading it through numerous breakthroughs and spearheading collaborative efforts with other major research institutes. He has devoted his professional life to the study and care of diabetes and its complications. Boaz Misholi Chairman, Member Executive Board, D Cure - Diabetes Care in Israel, Chairman, Friends of D Cure of Israel Boaz Misholi is recognized as one of the pioneers of Israel's high-tech industry, with more than 30 years' experience in founding, managing and investing in high- tech companies in Israel and the U.S. Mr. Misholi was Founder, CEO and Chairman of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ “CMVT”). He was Founder, lead investor and Chairman of Fundtech (NASDAQ “FNDT”) and Aura Investments (TASE “AURA”). Mr. Misholi has served as Chairman of many high-tech companies and served as President of MOST, an Israeli consortium of more than 20 leading Internet and multimedia companies, from the Israeli Government to invest in the research and development of new Internet technologies. Mr. Misholi is a graduate of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He is the holder of a few U.S. patents, Mr. Misholi is a member of numerous committees and organizations in Israel and a partner and founder of Zman Midbar, a center for spiritual growth. Shlomo Tirosh Owner, Chairman and CEO of S.L.T. Holdings Ltd co-founder of the Gilat Group of companies, Israeli high tech communications based companies Co-founder of Gilat Group of companies in 1987. Served as a Chairman of the board of Directors of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. since its inception (1987) until 1995. From 1990 until 2001 served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Gilat Communications Ltd. Mr. Tirosh has been serving, as Director, in number of other public and private companies during the last 20 years. From 1964 to 1987 served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF), where he held a variety of professional and field command positions (retiring with the rank of Colonel). From 1980 to 1985, he headed a large scale R&D unit, and from 1985 to 1987, he managed a large-scale technology project for the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD). In 1973, he received the IDF Award of Excellence. In 1988, he received the Israel Defense Award, Israel's most prestigious research and development award. Mr. Tirosh holds BA (summa cum laude) in economics from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan.
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