7/8/2020 -- This event was held due to disruptions caused to the Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP) by the global pandemic, in order to provide greater context for students whose international placements were impacted (including in Israel). The format of this event was changed to a webinar due to increased number of registrants beyond that possible to accommodate by the previously-planned meeting format, and pre-submission of questions was requested for the time-constrained Q&A session.  Event organizers are aware of protestor participation in this event, and respect the expression of their views.  


Join the Keller Center in welcoming Dr. Mitchell Schwaber '86, Director of the National Center for Infection Control of the Israel Ministry of Health. Attendees will learn about the Israeli healthcare system and the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include the mobilization of the healthcare system, pitfalls encountered, and how the country is reopening. This session will be largely Q&A with Dr. Schwaber.

Requests for accommodations can be made when you register to attend. Please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Schwaber is the director of the National Center for Infection Control of the Israel Ministry of Health. A native of Boston, MA, he pursued his medical studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, and training in infectious diseases and epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston. In addition to his duties with the Ministry of Health, he practices internal and infectious diseases medicine at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Maccabi Healthcare Services, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and is a reserve officer in the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. His primary research interest is the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. He lives in Modiin, Israel, with his wife and three daughters.

Who can attend?

Open to the public and the campus community.

Registration is required.