Professor Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Director of the Fuld Family Department of Genetics in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, has been named one of the “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014” by The Algemeiner newspaper.

In 2014, Prof. Levy-Lahad released a study recommending that all women of Ashkenazi origin be screened for two breast-cancer predisposition genes from the age of 30. The Algemeiner awarded Prof. Levy-Lahad this honor for the lives that that will be saved based on her suggestion for increased screening. This study received international attention and has already influenced screening practices in some areas